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'93 grad, former Senate counsel, appointed to two-year term on Commonwealth Court

A Widener Commonwealth University Law School graduate will soon become the newest judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Drew Crompton ’93 was nominated in November by Gov. Wolf to fill a vacant seat and was subsequently confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate. He will be sworn in this month to a two-year term.

Crompton, 51, spent 26 years as a legislative staff member, most recently as the chief counsel and chief of staff for Pennsylvania Senate President Pro-Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). He served in the same role for Sen. Robert Jubelirer, who was Scarnati’s predecessor.

Crompton said his undergraduate alma mater, Dickinson College, and Widener Law provided a strong foundation for his career both in the legislature and on the judicial bench.

“Dickinson College and Widener University Law School gave me the skill set that I have needed to succeed in state government and the law,” he said. “Widener’s graduates throughout Pennsylvania and beyond have continued to expand their presence and I am proud of the excellent education I received.”

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania is one of Pennsylvania's two intermediate appellate courts. The 10-judge bench primarily hears cases involving state and local governments and regulatory agencies. The Commonwealth Court also acts as a trial court when lawsuits are filed by or against the Commonwealth.