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CONTINUED EXCELLENCE
IN THE COURTS
RETAINED, 2019!
An Experienced, Well Qualified Judge ...
The Honorable Linda A. Cartisano was elected by the voters
of Delaware County to the Court of Common Pleas in the
November, 2009 election. She was sworn in to a ten-year term
on January 4, 2010. She currently serves as Liaison Judge of the
Family Law Division where she presides over divorce, custody,
support, Protection from Abuse, juvenile and children and youth
cases.
Judge Cartisano served in the Solicitor's Office in the City
of Chester for 30 years, being named City Solicitor in 1996,
a position she held until her election to the bench. In addition
to maintaining a private practice, she served as solicitor to the
Darby Creek Joint Authority, Upland Borough and the Chester
Redevelopment Authority, as well as Zoning Board Solicitor for
the Borough of Norwood and Chester Township. She was an
Assistant Solicitor in the Delaware County Solicitor's Office for
several years. Prior to serving in the County Solicitor's Office,
she was appointed as a Custody Conciliator for the Delaware
County Courts.
Judge Cartisano also served two terms on Delaware County
Council from 2002 through 2009. On January 7, 2008, she was
chosen by her fellow Council members as Chairman of Council,
a position she held for two years.
Her community service includes many years as a volunteer
Board Member of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, the
Chester Upland School Board, the Chester Wallingford Chapter
of the American Red Cross and the Media Theater. She has
received numerous awards and honors from community groups
and organizations. Judge Cartisano is a graduate of Widener
University and Temple University School of Law.

Words by the Honorable Kevin F. Kelly,
President Judge ...
Stemming from electoral success, a federal bench
appointment, retirement, and a dear colleague's premature

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passing, the bench was confronted throughout 2019's entirety
with the challenge of having approximately twenty-five (25%)
percent less than its statutory allotted complement of jurists, yet
ever striving to still timely deliver the same prominent measure
of efficient and fair justice for which the Delaware County Court
of Common Pleas is rightly renown.
While every aspect of the court's operations has been affected
by this almost unprecedented judicial shortage, the family
section was particularly impacted when expected help from
visiting senior judges did not materialize as anticipated and the
family court schedule resultantly seemed to be in a constant state
of flux.
The Honorable Linda A. Cartisano in her role as its liaison
judge was thus routinely called on to re-arrange the family
section's calendar to assure within the obvious constraints
flowing from a most busy bench functioning at only seventy-five
(75%) percent of its judicial capacity that all the numerous and
varied responsibilities comprising the court's family section were
addressed, whether the weekly domestic relations or protection
from abuse lists, as well as the many hearings attendant to both
juvenile dependency and delinquency proceedings.
Without even a gentle grumble, let alone any voiced


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