Judge Profile

David L. Ashworth

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Elected, 1999 (Retained 2009)

Other Professional Experience:

  • Founding Partner, Wagman, Ashworth, Kreider & Wright


  • JD, Delaware Law School of Widener University, 1980
  • BA, Gettysburg College, 1977

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • PA Association of State Trial Judges
  • PA Bar Association
  • PA Association of Drug Court Professionals (PADCP)


  • Barbara Quick, Judicial Administrator
  • Mary Ellen Glah, Law Clerk


  • Do you have any special rules governing courtroom decorum (e.g., addressing the court, dealing with opposing counsel and witnesses, proper attire, etc.)? See Local Rules.

  • Describe motions practice in your court. Are there any local practices that attorneys should be aware of? See Local Rules.

  • Any suggestions, admonitions or recommendations you would make to lawyers appearing before you? Be on time. Be prepared.

  • Does the court accept filings by e-mail? See Local Rule 205.4