Justice Debra McCloskey Todd
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Justice Debra Todd is a 1979 Honors graduate of Chatham College and a 1982 Law Review graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In 2004, Justice Todd was awarded the LL.M. Degree in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law. From 1982 through 1987, She was an in-house litigation attorney for U.S. Steel Corporation. She maintained a trial practice in the City of Pittsburgh from 1987 through 1999 with an emphasis in complex civil litigation. Justice Todd is an elected member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and an alumna and former board member of the Leadership Pittsburgh Program. She is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, and is a fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation. She is a member of the American Judicature Society, the National Association of Women Judges, the International Association of Women Judges, and the Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania. Justice Todd has been a lecturer and panelist for continuing legal education programs on trial and appellate practice and procedure. She presently serves as a board member of the Finnegan Foundation and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. After serving as a Judge on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania from 2000 through 2007, Justice Todd was elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in November 2007, and commenced service on the Court in January 2008. Her chambers are in Pittsburgh.