David S. Cercone

Personal

Birthday: 
1952
Birthplace: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979, 1982-1985
Law clerk, Hon. Paul R. Zavarella, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1978-1979
Assistant district attorney, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1979-1981
Magisterial district judge, Allegheny County [Pennsylvania] District Court, 1982-1985
Adjunct faculty, University of Pittsburgh, 1983-
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County [Pennsylvania], 1986-2002
Adjunct faculty, Robert Morris College, 1993-1995

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, July 27, 2000; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1974
Name of School - Second: 

Duquesne University School of Law

The words of our motto reflect our faith that Duquesne University is directed in its course and sustained in all its efforts by the Holy Spirit of God. We express this dedication to the Spirit in our statement of mission. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic University, founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious. Duquesne serves God by serving students through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Western District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/2/2002
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