Timothy J. Savage
Timothy J. Savage
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
|Assumed office |
March 1, 2021
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
August 1, 2002 – March 1, 2021
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Edward N. Cahn|
|Born||March 24, 1946|
|Education||Assumption College (BA)|
Temple University School of Law (JD)
Timothy J. Savage (born March 24, 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Education and career
Savage was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College (now Assumption University) in 1968. He received a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law in 1971. He was in private practice in Pennsylvania from 1971 to 2002. He was a Hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board from 1976 to 2002.
District court service
Savage is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Savage was nominated by President George W. Bush on March 21, 2002, to a seat vacated by Edward N. Cahn. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2002, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on March 1, 2021.
On November 29, 2012, Savage ruled that the mother of a daughter with pervasive development disorder (PDD), a form of autism, was entitled to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in order to find alternative daycare arrangements for her daughter. Her daughter was blind in one eye in addition to having autism. Savage wrote: “What is relevant is that Carolyn has a chronic serious health condition resulting in an inability to perform regular daily activities and Wegelin had to make arrangements to find a suitable daycare that could care for her.” 
In oral arguments on November 4, 2020, Savage appeared skeptical of the Pennsylvania GOP's attempt to prevent Montgomery County from counting absentee ballots that voters were permitted to fix after they were notified of deficiencies. “In other words I am losing my vote?” Savage asked the Pennsylvania GOP's lawyer.  On November 6, Savage rejected the state GOP's effort to throw out the "cured" absentee ballots that once contained errors. 
- Judiciary, United States Congress Senate Committee on the (March 1, 2002). "Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session". U.S. Government Printing Office – via Google Books.
- https://pennrecord.com/stories/510552673-fmla-covers-seeking-out-daycare-for-children-with-autism-federal-judge-in-pa-rules December 5, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
- https://nationalpost.com/news/world/u-s-district-judge-not-impressed-by-pennsylvania-gop-lawsuit-over-ballots November 4, 2020. February 17, 2021.
- https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/federal-judge-in-pennsylvania-rejects-gop-effort-to-throw-out-cured-ballots-that-once-contained-errors November 6, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
- https://www.goldbergsegalla.com/news-and-knowledge/case_studies/pennsylvania-insurance-coverage-team-defeats-first-federal-suits-filed-for-covid-19-business-interruption Goldberg Segalla.December 22, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
- Timothy J. Savage at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Edward N. Cahn
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania