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Senior Judge Edward D. Reibman
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Judge Edward D. Reibman was elected Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in November 1991, retained in 2001 and 2011, and elected President Judge in September 2015.

He graduated from the Easton Area High School, Lafayette College and the Duke University School of Law.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975.

He was Law Clerk to the Honorable Bryan Simpson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (formerly the Fifth Circuit), from 1972 to 1973, and a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., from 1973 to 1975.

Before joining the bench, he was engaged as a sole-practitioner in the general, private practice of law in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  While in private practice, he served as a cooperating counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and special counsel to the Allentown and Hazleton, Pennsylvania, city councils.

His community involvement has included service to Lehigh Valley Legal Services (now North Penn Legal Services), the Allentown Historic and Architectural Review Board, the Swain School, the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Lehigh Valley campus of the Pennsylvania State University and Muhlenberg College.

He is a member (and former Chair) of the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Continuing Judicial Education Board of Judges.  He chaired the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts’ Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation/Conciliation Committee, was a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Ad Hoc Committee to Rewrite the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges' Commonwealth Partners and Meet Your Judges committees.

He is a member of the Bar Associations of Pennsylvania and Florida and of the counties of Lehigh and Northampton, Pennsylvania.

He is married to a certified nurse-midwife with whom he has two children.

He retired in December of 2021 and currently holds Senior Judge Status.

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