Joseph F. Leeson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1955
Birthplace: 
Allentown, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1980-2014
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1981-2014
Office of the Solicitor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1985-2013; Personnel Appeals Board solicitor, 1985-1990; Industrial Development Authority solicitor, 1991-2004; General Purpose Authority solicitor, 2004-2013
Solicitor`s Office, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1991-2003; city council solicitor, 1991-1998; city solicitor, 1998-2003
Solicitor, East Allen Township, Pennsylvania, 2006-2014
Tax hearing officer, Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, 2011-2014
Alternative zoning solicitor, Borough of Bangor, Pennsylvania, 2011-2014
Solicitor, Board of Ethics, Easton, Pennsylvania, 2013-2014

Education

Name of School: 
DeSales University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1977
Name of School - Second: 

Catholic University of America - School of Law

The School of Law at The Catholic University of America is committed to excellence in legal education within the profound intellectual tradition of the Church. Giving priority to the sacred dignity and uniqueness of each human person, the law school program is a standing invitation for men and women to pursue a professional calling fully informed by faith, moral inquiry and respect for the rule of law. The rigorous course of study embodies, in the words of the university's first rector, "the harmony between reason and revelation . . . [and] the genius of America."

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1980

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/5/2014
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