Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.


The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires that all court services and facilities be as reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities as those without disabilities.

If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations to file a claim, participate in a court proceeding, or use any service provided by The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form and return it to the ADA Coordinator(s) for the applicable Court, Division or Department. A current copy of the ADA Coordinator list is available on this page. Please call 215-686-2547 if you cannot determine the name of your ADA Coordinator.

Requests for reasonable accommodation must be made at least three business days in advance of the court activity. Because some accommodations require additional time, as much notice as possible is requested. On occasion, the court activity may be postponed until an accommodation is provided.

If you believe that there has been a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the provision of services, programs, or activities by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, you may file a Grievance utilizing the Grievance Form below.


ADA Coordinators

Maria A. Pugliese

Lead ADA Coordinator
Director, Court Administration
Safety Officer

Room 336, City Hall

Peter Divon

Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division, Civil
Room 691 City Hall

Margaret Fenerty

Municipal Court, Traffic Division
800 Spring Garden Street

Michael Lanzalotti

Chief, Courtroom Operations
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division, Criminal
Room 401 The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout

Joseph McGill, Esq.

Family Court
1501 Arch Street - 14th Floor

Steve Austin

Deputy Chief
Adult Probation & Parole Department
714 Market Street, 6th Floor

Albert Hall

Court Administrative Officer V
Office of Judicial Records - Civil
Room 264 City Hall

Anita Fayerweather

Legal Clerk
or Erin Ferry, Court Administrative Officer V
or Jacqueline Monzo, Legal Clerk
Municipal Court, Civil Division
Widener Building, 10th Floor

William J. Wichert, III

Director, Courtroom Operations
Municipal Court - Criminal Division
Room 401, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Patricia A. Foster

Legal Clerk III
Jury Commission
Room 204, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Melissa Copestake

Court Administrative Officer IV
Court Reporters
100 S. Broad Street - 2nd Floor

Elaine Ratliff

Deputy Directory
Office of Judicial Records
Suite 310, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Kerry Sunderhauf

Court Administrative III/ Safety Officer
Court Administration, Safety Office
Room 234 City Hall

For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.


Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed