Petrese B. Tucker

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Petrese B. Tucker
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
May 1, 2013
Preceded by J. Curtis Joyner
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
June 1, 2000
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thomas Newman O'Neill, Jr.
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 65–66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education Temple University B.A.
Temple University Beasley School of Law J.D.

Petrese B. Tucker (born 1951) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tucker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in 1973 and a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law in 1976. She was a law clerk for Judge Lawrence Prattis of the Common Pleas Court from 1976 to 1978. She was in private practice in Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1978. She was an Assistant District Attorney of Philadelphia, District Attorney Office from 1978 to 1986. She was an Adjunct Professor, Great Lakes Colleges Association from 1984 to 1985. She was a senior trial attorney of Southeastern Transportation Authority Legal Department from 1986 to 1987. She was a judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 2000.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 27, 1999, Tucker was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania vacated by Thomas N. O'Neill, Jr. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 2000, and received her commission on June 1, 2000. She became Chief Judge on May 1, 2013.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Newman O'Neill, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
J. Curtis Joyner
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2013–present