Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.)
JAMS, The Resolution Experts, Philadelphia
Justice Jane Cutler Greenspan graduated from Smith College in 1970 and in 1973 from Rutgers University School of Law magna cum laude where she was Notes and Comments Editor of the Rutgers Camden Law Journal in which she published an article on appellate review of sentencing. From 1973 to 1975 Justice Greenspan served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert N. C. Nix, Jr., a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. From 1976 to 1987 she was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia where she served as a unit chief, first with the Domestic Violence Unit and later as the Chief of Superior Court Appeals. Justice Greenspan was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1989 to 1994 and is a Master of the Bench and has served as President and Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inns of Court. She has served the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on its Criminal, Orphans, and Appellate Rules Committees and has chaired the latter two committees, as well as the Supreme Courts special committee on representation of capital defendants. Justice Greenspan has received commendations from both the Attorney General of Pennsylvania for service on his Family Violence Task Force and from the Philadelphia Bar Association for chairing its Criminal Justice Section. She was the original convener of the District Attorneys pilot project on child abuse which became the city’s Select Committee on Law Enforcement and Child Abuse. She has also served on the Domestic Violence Task Force of the Mayors Commission for Women and has been a presenter and faculty member at many programs given by the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. Justice Greenspan was a trial judge from 1987 when she was appointed to the Court of Common Pleas by Governor Robert Casey, and subsequently elected and retained in that position until her present appointment in 2008 by Governor Edward G. Rendell as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. As a trial judge, she has served as an assignment judge and was a homicide judge for over fourteen years. She was one of two civil motions judges. Justice Greenspan has served on various boards including the Child Psychiatry Center of Temple University Hospital, Germantown Jewish Center, the Support Center for Child Advocates, and the Anti-Defamation League, where she is presently a board vice president. She is also a member and director (2009) of the American College of Business Court Judges and is a certified civil mediator. In December, 2008 Justice Greenspan received the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia award for service to the bench, bar and citizenry.