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Joy Flowers Conti

Joy Flowers Conti

49th Commissioned Judge,
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


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

Nominated by George W. Bush on January 23, 2002, to a seat vacated by Alan N. Bloch; Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2002; received commission on July 31, 2002; sworn in on August 30, 2002.

Served as Chief Judge 2013 - present

Professional Career:
Law Clerk, Justice Louis L. Manderino, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1973-1974

Private practice, Pittsburgh, PA, 1974-1976

Professor of law, Duquesne University School of Law, 1976-1982

Hearing examiner (part-time), Bureau of Occupational and Professional Affairs, Department of State, Pennsylvania, 1978-1982

Private practice, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982-2002

Duquesne University, B.A., 1970
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude 1973

Born December 7, 1948 in Kane, PA

Personal Interest:
First female attorney hired by Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson & Hutchinson, 1974; after leaving her tenured position as a professor of law in 1982 became a partner in1983.
President, Allegheny County Bar Association (1993)
Governor-at-Large, Pennsylvania Bar Association (1993-1995)