Keep Judge Joe Walsh

Election Day is Nov. 7, 2017. Your vote is critical!

Judge Joe Walsh

The Honorable Joseph P. Walsh is currently serving as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County.

Although Judge Walsh has been sitting as a Judge for over a year, he must now run for election to keep the position to which he was appointed. In addition to the judicial seat Judge Walsh currently holds, another seat on the Bench is also up for election in November.

On November 7, three candidates will be on the ballot for these 2 positions. Of the three candidates, Judge Walsh is the only incumbent Judge.

Please be sure you and everyone you know votes on November 7 to Keep Judge Joe Walsh.

He was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to fill a vacated judicial seat.

Judge Walsh’s appointment was recommended by a bipartisan state commission on judicial nominations.

His nomination was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate.

He was Highly Recommended for the position of Judge by the Montgomery Bar Association, the highest designation extended to a judicial candidate.

“Judge Joseph Walsh is an excellent judge. He is experienced, wise, patient, courteous and hard-working. I am pleased and honored to fully support Judge Walsh for election to a full term on the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.”

Judge William T. Nicholas (retired)
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Judge Joe Walsh is endorsed by:
  • AFSCME District Council 88
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
  • Fraternal Order of Police Lodges: #5 (Philadelphia); #14 (Montgomery County); #28 (Lower Merion); #31 (Norristown); #37 (PA State Police)
  • International Association of Fire Fighters Locals: #22 (Philadelphia); #2335 (Norristown); #2844 (Lower Merion); #4054 (Whitpain); #4890 (Montgomery)
  • Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters
  • Teamsters Joint Council 53 (Eastern PA)
  • Teamsters Locals #384 (Norristown); #463 (Ft Washington); #107, #115, and #830 (Philadelphia)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 (Philadelphia/Collegeville)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local #542 (Ft Washington)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 (Plymouth Meeting)
  • Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council

“The Judiciary Committee voted to highly recommend the Honorable Joseph P. Walsh’s judicial candidacy. Previously, in June 2016, Governor Wolf appointed Judge Walsh to fill a vacancy on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Since taking the bench, Judge Walsh successfully handled a full complement of cases in the family law division and is currently assigned to the criminal division. Judge Walsh practiced for over 25 years, primarily handling insurance defense matters. Judge Walsh has earned the respect and high praise of his colleagues, adversary counsel and the Judges of this Court. Judge Walsh has devoted himself to the community, serving as a Supervisor of Montgomery Township as well as a member of the Township’s school board. Judge Walsh’s legal acumen and thoughtful and calm demeanor have served him well as an attorney and judicial officer, making him deserving of our highest recommendation.”

The Honorable Joseph P. Walsh, a native of Philadelphia, obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University in 1988. In 1991, he graduated cum laude from Widener University Delaware Law School. It was a life-long dream of his to be a judge.

Before his appointment to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Joe Walsh was a founding member of Walsh Pancio, LLC, a civil litigation and trial law firm based in Lansdale. Judge Walsh has practiced for 25 years in Montgomery County and is a past president of the Montgomery Trial Lawyers. He is a career-long member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association, and has held numerous positions within the MBA. Most recently, Judge Walsh served as the Chair of Government Relations, and was responsible for working directly with Pennsylvania legislators to solve the most eminent problems facing attorneys in Montgomery County.

He has also served the community in numerous roles for over 15 years. He served as solicitor of the Montgomery Township Zoning Board, as Chair of the Montgomery Township 300th Anniversary Planning Committee, as Solicitor for the North Penn Police Athletic League, as School Director of the North Penn School District Board of Directors, and most recently, as Chairman of the Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors.

Judge Walsh and his wife Nancy, who have been married for 22 years, are the proud parents of 3 daughters: Shannon, who attends the University of Georgia; Bridget, who attends the University of Pittsburgh; and Maggie, who attends North Penn High School and currently serves as class president.

“Over the past 7 years, I have had the pleasure of witnessing first hand Joe Walsh’s selfless devotion to our community. He has worked tirelessly to make our community a better place to live and a desirable environment to raise a family.”

Michael J. Fox, Supervisor, Montgomery Township

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Memberships

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Montgomery Child Advocacy Program
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Catholic Social Services Pro Bono Program

Awards and Professional Designations

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citations (12/2/09)(8/8/16)
  • Pennsylvania Senate Commendation (8/8/16)
  • US Congressional Commendation (8/8/16)
  • Designated as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2013-2016)

Walsh Family in Parade


Dan Sokil — Digital First Media

Walsh Family

At the Courthouse

Carl Hessler — Digital First Media

What are the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas:

The Courts of Common Pleas are organized into 60 judicial districts and are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts.


  In the News

Joseph P. Walsh installed as new Montgomery County judge


Montgomery Township board says farewell to Supervisor Joe Walsh


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