Two Named to PA’s Middle District Bench

President Barack Obama has announced two appointments to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. the names of Matthew W. Brann and Judge Malachy Edward Mannion were released by the White House late Thursday.

Brann is a partner at the law firm of Brann, Williams Caldwell & Sheetz, where he specializes in tort, contract, commercial and property litigation. Judge Mannion has spent 11 years as a Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 15 years prior to that appointment to the bench.

In a statement issued by the White House, President Obama said “I am pleased to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench. I am confident they will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

Both nominations require U.S. Senate confirmations.