Petrese B. Tucker

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Lawrence Prattis, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1976-1978
Private practice, Pennsylvania, 1977-1978
Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1978-1986
Adjunct professor, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 1984-1985
Senior trial attorney, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1986-1987
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1987-2000

Education

Name of School: 
Temple University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

Temple University Beasley School of Law

At Temple, we believe that some things just have to be learned by doing. You can't learn to ride a bicycle by reading a manual, you can't learn how to be a lawyer by watching even the best of lawyers, and you can't improve if mistakes are only imagined. At Temple, students don't just read, watch, or imagine. They do that and more-they do the work of attorneys. It sounds simple but it works. Temple University's Beasley School of Law offers a different kind of law school experience: a Real World, Real Law experience that incorporates academic and practical applications of legal study into rigorous classroom experiences.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

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

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/1/2000
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