2009-01-22 / Local & State

Eric Weisbrod Kicks Off Judicial Campaign

Makes public announcement last Thursday
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz STAFF WRITER

Eric Weisbrod Eric Weisbrod Amid family, coworkers and area officials, a Waynesborobased attorney became the fourth individual to announce candidacy for judgeship with the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas during a special public announcement held at the McConnellsburg Firehall.

Eric J. Weisbrod, a Franklin County attorney dealing in criminal, civil and estate cases, kicked off his campaign last Wednesday, saying his personal and legal experience as well as his commitment to community involvement would serve him well in the capacity of judge.

A native of Bradford County, Weisbrod said he currently serves as special prosecutor for the Fulton County Domestic Relations Office where he enforces support orders against delinquent parents and sought jail time for those in contempt of failing to pay child support payments. He has served in that role since 2005.

"I have tried civil cases before magisterial district judges, arbitration panels as well as to the court in non-jury trials," said Weisbrod. "I have experience trying criminal cases before judges and juries. I have served as leadcounsel in a death-penalty case. I have also tried other serious felony cases, from homicide, robbery, burglary and drug act offenses as well as lesser cases involving misdemeanor and summary offenses."

"My experience in appearing before courts outside the 39th Judicial District has exposed me to a variety of methods of conducting courtroom business that maybe useful to develop new practices in our judicial district," Weisbrod added. "Also, my ability to zealously advocate for my clients while being able to work well with prosecutors, law enforcement, probation, parole and corrections officers, human services providers as well as families and other interested parties in order to resolve cases demonstrates that I possess those qualities that are required for a judge to effectively bring together the views of sometimes opposing agencies for the purpose of enhancing the administration of justice."

Prior to being the sole practitioner at his own law office, Weisbrod practiced law with Stephen Kulla and later joined the partnership of D.L. Reichard & Associates.

In addition to his service in the courtroom, Weisbrod has provided volunteer legal advice and represented clients in family law matters for Franklin County Legal Services. He also performs pro-bono services for Franklin County Women In Need and assisted with Waynesboro Area Youth Basketball Association and the Waynesboro Stallions Midget Football Association. He is currently a member of the Greater Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Waynesboro Area YMCA Board.

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