Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

Megan L. Martin

Rating: Recommended

The candidate served as a law clerk in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas before working as a special assistant to the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. She then worked as deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Public Liaison, special assistant to the governor and assistant counsel for the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Navy. She served for 10 years as secretary-parliamentarian and the Right to Know Law appeals officer for the Senate of Pennsylvania. The candidate has taught legal subjects at a community college and a law school, is an active member of the Pennsylvania and other bar associations, and volunteers for community organizations. The candidate’s writings are clear, concise, persuasive and provide thoughtful analysis of the facts and applicable rules and law. She has presented cases in administrative settings. The candidate’s substantial administrative law experience will serve her well as a Commonwealth Court judge and, therefore, the commission recommends her as a candidate.

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Bryan S. Neft

Rating: Recommended

The candidate has been a lawyer for 32 years and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, California, Ohio and West Virginia. Early in his career, he served for approximately four years as a law clerk for a Superior Court judge, drafting extensive memoranda on a wide variety of civil and criminal matters. The candidate has argued cases before the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme courts of Pennsylvania in cases covering multiple areas of law. He possesses sufficient skills as a litigator, including knowledge and experience regarding courtroom procedures and protocols. Among his peers, the candidate is viewed as hard working, honest and committed to equal justice, fairness and impartiality in the judicial system. The candidate has contributed to the legal profession by serving in leadership capacities for various bar associations. He also is actively involved with charitable organizations within his community. Based on all the qualifications above, the commission recommends the candidate for election to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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Joshua G. Prince

Rating: Not Recommended

The candidate has practiced law since 2009, first working in a general law practice for approximately two years before forming his own law firm. The candidate has developed a practice focused on civil rights litigation and administrative law, areas in which he also writes and teaches. The candidate has appeared before the bench in both civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. The candidate has a record of community involvement and is held in high regard by colleagues and peers in the community and the bar. This background notwithstanding, the commission finds that the candidate lacks the depth and breadth of experience and preparation necessary to take on the commanding role of judge on the Commonwealth Court and, as a result, does not recommend his candidacy at this time.

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Judge Matthew S. Wolf

Rating: Recommended

The candidate has served on the Philadelphia Municipal Court since 2018. He has adjudicated civil and criminal matters and has served as the Civil Division supervising civil judge. He has been a leader in seeking to clarify, create and improve rules and processes within the Municipal Court. Prior to joining the Municipal Court, the candidate practiced for more than 20 years as a plaintiff’s litigation counsel in numerous legal actions, many involving employment and civil rights cases. His writing is clear and concise. The candidate has a history of public service. He served in the U.S. Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. Based on the qualifications summarized above, the commission recommends the candidate for election to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

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