Judge’s Chambers

The Honorable Maureen A. Skerda, President Judge

Maureen A. Skerda was elected as the first female Judge of the 37th Judicial District and began her term of office in January, 2006. Judge Skerda became the 26th President Judge on January 1, 2010.

She practiced law in Warren and Forest Counties since 1988 as a staff attorney at Northwest Legal Services, Assistant District Attorney and served as Court Hearing Officer from 1992 through 2005.

Judge Skerda is a graduate of Rosary High School, Aurora, Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University and the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. Prior to assuming the bench, she served for 17 years as a Master in Divorce and Equitable Distribution, Support matters, juvenile dependency and delinquency matters.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges and the National Association of Women Judges. She participates in the State Leadership Roundtable and the Guiding Principles Committee on Juvenile Dependency issues. She is active in her community and has served on a number of boards including the MH/MR, ATOD and CYS advisory boards, Economic Opportunity Council and Warren General Hospital’s Hospice Ethics Committee.

She is married and her family includes her stepson, daughter-in-law and one grandson.

The Honorable Gregory J. Hammond, Judge

Gregory J. Hammond was elected as Judge in November, 2009, and commenced his first term in January of 2010. He practiced law in Warren County from 1983 until taking the bench, serving as Solicitor for Warren County Children and Youth Services, Solicitor for the City of Warren and Mental Health Review Officer for the Court in addition to his private practice.

Judge Hammond was born and raised in Corry, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Corry Area High School, Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law having earned Law Review honors.

Judge Hammond is married to Jacquelyn (Collins) Hammond and they are the parents of two daughters.

The Honorable William F. Morgan, Senior Judge

William F. Morgan was elected as the first secondary Judge of the 37th Judicial District in 2001 and began his term of office on January 1, 2002. Judge Morgan became the 25th President Judge on January 1, 2006. On January 1, 2010 he transitioned to Senior Judge status.

Judge Morgan practiced law in Warren County since 1967, was a District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney and Master for Juvenile cases for many years. He served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the US Naval Reserves from 1967 to 1992, retiring with the rank of captain.

Judge Morgan is a graduate of Youngsville High School, the University of Notre Dame and the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the General Jurisdiction Course from the National Judicial College. His wife, Margaret Reilly Morgan, is a retired teacher of the Warren Area High School; and they are parents of four children.

The Honorable Paul H. Millin, Senior Judge

Paul H. Millin was appointed by Governor Casey to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert L. Wolfe in 1994. Following confirmation, he was sworn into office on November 1, 1994. Judge Millin was elected in 1995 and commenced his first full term on January 1, 1996. On January 1, 2006 he transferred to Senior Judge status.

Judge Millin was born and raised in Forest County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from West Forest High School, Maryville College, Maryville, TN, and the University of Tennessee College of Law. Following his graduation from law school, he served in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. Judge Millin is a member of the American Judicature Society, the American Judges Association, the Pa. Juvenile Court Judges Commission, the National Juvenile Court Judges Association and is a graduate of the National Judicial College.

Judge Millin is married to Cynthia (Faulkner) Millin and they have two sons and a daughter.