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Joan Orie Melvin's Biography
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Joan Orie Melvin
Husband: Greg; 6 Children
JD, Duquesne University School of Law, 1981
BA, Economics, University of Notre Dame, 1978
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Former Member, Allegheny County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board
Chair, Allegheny County Prison Board, 1996
Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2010-2013
Judge, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Superior Court, 1997-2010
Judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 1990-1997
Chief Magistrate, City of Pittsburgh Municipal Courts, 1987-1990
Magistrate, City of Pittsburgh Municipal Courts, 1985-1990
Attorney, Private Law Practice, 1981-1985
Corporate Counsel, 1981-1985
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Judicature Society
Member, Board of Directors, Passavant Hospital
Member, Board of Directors, Soldiers and Sailors Military Museum and Memorial.
Former Member, Board of Directors, Vincentian Home
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Former Member, Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Former Member, STOP Violence Task Force
Former Member, United Way Community Problem Solving Troubled Youth Committee
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