Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole

Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole





Areas Of Practice

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Appellate Case Consultation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1966


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • LL.M. - 1992
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • LL.B. - 1965
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.M.E.

Published Works

  • Judicial Reform Update: A Response, The Allegheny Lawyer, June, 1992
  • An Analysis of Judicial Discipline Proposals, The Retainer, June, 1992
  • Appellate Review In a Sentencing Guideline Jurisdiction, The Pennsylvania Experience, 31 Duquesne University Law Review


  • Adjunct Professor, Pennsylvania Civil Procedure, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania School for New Judges

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member
  • Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Board of Directors
  • Judicial Conduct Board, First Chair
  • Supreme Court's Ad Hoc Committee, Chair
  • Supreme Court's Committee on Judicial Education, Vice Chair
  • American Arbitration Association
  • CPR Institute
  • United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania, Mediator
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Pennsylvania Chapter, Charter Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1984 to 2006
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Court's President Judge, 2001 to 2006
  • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 1978 to 1984