39th Judicial District


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The 39th Judicial District serves Franklin and Fulton Counties.

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters.

The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts, most of which encompass a single county. Seven judicial districts, in lightly populated areas of the Commonwealth, include two counties. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.

The Honorable Carol L. Van Horn, President Judge

The Honorable Shawn Meyers, Judge

The Honorable Angela Krom, Judge

The Honorable Jeremiah D. Zook, Judge

The Honorable Todd M. Sponseller, Judge

The Honorable John R. Walker, Senior Judge

The Honorable Douglas W. Herman, Senior Judge


**Courthouse CLOSED September 15, 2020. CLICK HERE to read the Order. 

Notice to Defend – Amendment of Local Rules of Civil Procedure; Misc. Doc. 2015-4236 

Click here to view 39th Judicial District Local Rules

Click here to view the FORMS section of the Franklin County, PA website