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Judge Anna-Kristie M. Marks
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Judge Anna-Kristie M. Marks received her bachelor's degree in both Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Delaware in 2002, where she was presented with the prestigious Woman of Promise Award and the Grossman Leadership Award. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Touro Law Center in 2006. In 2007, she began serving the county as an Assistant District Attorney. She ultimately became a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Special Victims Unit handling child sexual and physical abuse cases, as well as adult sexual abuse cases. She assisted in establishing the Dr. John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at Lehigh Valley Health Network and was a leading member of its multidisciplinary team.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Marks provided lectures on a multitude of legal subjects at both national and international professional conferences and presented a sexting prevention program to local schools, community organizations, and parent groups. She also served as an instructor for the Allentown Police Academy.

Judge Marks is the first Spanish speaking Judge in this county.

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