Dickinson School of Law alumnus takes chief judge role

Penn State University Dickinson School of Law alumnus The Honorable Christopher C. Conner, a 1982 graduate, has stepped into the role of chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has served as a judge in the Middle District since July 2002, when he was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Judge Yvette Kane finished her term as chief judge on Aug. 31.

The Middle District is comprised of six active judges and seven senior judges. Conner’s colleagues include fellow Law School alumni Hon. Matthew W. Brann ’90, Hon. William W. Caldwell ’51, Hon. John E. Jones III ’80, Hon. Edwin M. Kosik ’51, and Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo ’62.

Conner is an adjunct member of the Law School faculty and a member of the Law School’s Board of Counselors. Prior to his judicial appointment, he was chair of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation department in the law firm of Mette, Evans and Woodside in Harrisburg, Pa. Conner is a former vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

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Last Updated July 22, 2015