The Hon. Christopher Conner takes chief judge role
September 5, 2013
The Honorable Christopher C. Conner ’82 has stepped into the role of chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Nominated by President George W. Bush, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 26, 2002. Judge Yvette Kane finished her term as chief judge on August 31.
The Middle District is comprised of six active judges and seven senior judges. Conner’s colleagues include fellow Law School alumni Hon. Matthew W. Brann ’90, Hon. William W. Caldwell ’51, Hon. John E. Jones III ’80, Hon. Edwin M. Kosik ’51, and Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo ’62.
Judge Conner is an adjunct member of the Law School faculty and a member of the Law School’s Board of Counselors. Prior to his judicial appointment, he was chair of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation department in the law firm of Mette, Evans and Woodside in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Judge Conner is a former vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.