Anthony J. Scirica

Hon. Anthony J. Scirica

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, is currently the chair of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Chief Judge Scirica is the former chair of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States and was a member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. He was also chair of the Judicial Conference Working Group on Mass Torts. He is a former member of the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation.

Chief Judge Scirica practiced law in Pennsylvania, where he also served as an ssistant district attorney and a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Legislature and also served as chair of the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission. In 1984 he was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and in 1987, to the Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1965
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1962
  • Fulbright Scholar, Central University Caracas, Venezuela


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