Judge Profile

Mary Jane Bowes

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Elected, 2001 to 2012

Other Professional Experience:

  • Private Practice, 1986 to 1994
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable John P. Hester of Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1982 to 1986
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Chief Justice Henry X. O'Brien of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1981 to 1982
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Harry Montgomery of Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1980 to 1981
  • Corporate Counsel, Environmental Remidiation Company, 1998-2001


  • JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1979
  • Georgetown University, 1976
  • Duquesne University

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges


  • Wendy Taylor, Juicial Clerk III
  • Maureen Dunn Harvey, Law Clerk
  • Andrew Salemme, Deputy Judicial Clerk III
  • Michale Payne, Deputy Judicial Clerk III