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Nora Barry Fischer

Nora Barry Fischer

55th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Nominate d by George W. Bush to a seat vacated by the Honorable Robert J. Cindrich; Confirmed by the Senate on

Febn1ary 14, 2007; received commission on April 2, 2007; sworn in on Apri1 9, 2007.

Professional Career:
Legal Editor, Callaghan & Company, Chicago, IL (1976-1977)
Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977-2007
Member PA, IL and WVA bars

St. Mary's College, BA, magna cum laude, 1973
Notre Dame Law School, JD 1976

Born in Homestead, PA

Personal Interest:
First woman Associate, Junior Partner, and Senior Partner, Meyer Darragh (1977-1992)
Equity Partner, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon (1992-2007)
Third Woman President, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Co-chair PBA Co 1nrnission on Women in the Profession
Fellow, College of Trial Lawyers
2006 ACBA Professionalism Awardee
2001 Anne X. Alpern Awardee