Judge Legrome D. Davis of the United States District Court,
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Takes Senior Status
Philadelphia, PA, 2017– Judge Legrome D. Davis of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that he will take senior status effective Thursday, September 28, 2017. On January 23, 2002, Davis was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the Court. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 18, 2002. Prior to his taking the seat in the District Court, Judge Davis was elected a judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, where he served from 1987 to 2002.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 federal judiciary districts created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. It originally sat in Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the United States District Court for the District of Pennsylvania and is now located at the James Byrne Courthouse at 601 Market Street in Philadelphia with additional locations in Allentown, Reading and Easton. The Court’s jurisdiction includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties as well as Philadelphia. The district is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.