Honorable John L. Hall, President Judge

Justice Center, Courtroom 1
201 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Judicial Secretary
: Leah Martinez
Law Clerk: Gloriana Noreika

Judge Hall was born and raised in Chester County. Following his graduation from Unionville High School, he earned a postgraduate diploma from Phillips Exeter Academy, a bachelor of arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and a juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.

From 1984 to 1988, Judge Hall served as a prosecutor in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. After 1988, and through 2003, he worked as a Chester County private practitioner. During those years he was appointed to serve the Chester County court of common pleas in various capacities, including as criminal conflict counsel, master of real estate partition and chairman of boards of view. Judge Hall also served the Chester County community in a variety of positions, including as board of director member of the Chester County Bar Association and Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, vice president of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, president of the West Chester Area Day Care Center and president of the Chester County Bar Foundation.

Judge Hall was elected to the court of common pleas in November 2003, taking the oath of office in January 2004. He was retained by election in November 2013 to serve a second ten year term. Formerly, Judge Hall presided as a civil court judge, criminal court judge, grand jury judge, dependency court judge and family court judge. From 2007 to the present, he has served as supervising judge of the juvenile court. Since 2010 he has also served as an orphans’ court judge. Following his 2019 election, he has been the president judge of Chester County since January, 2020.