Hon. Richard P. Mather, Sr.
PA Environmental Hearing Board, Harrisburg
Judge Mather was nominated to serve as a Judge on the Environmental Hearing Board by Governor Edward G. Rendell in August 2009. The Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination and Judge Mather took the oath of office in October 2009. Prior to becoming a Judge, Judge Mather was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Department of Environmental Protection. He worked for the Department of Environmental Protection and its predecessor, the Department of Environmental Resources for twentyfive years. For eighteen years during this period, he was the head of the Bureau of Regulatory Counsel. Judge Mather is a 1977 graduate of Lock Haven University. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. He was Business Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. From 1982 until 1984, he was an associate with the law firm of Thorp, Reed and Armstrong in its Pittsburgh offices.