Courts

In our continuing efforts to enhance public access and information, we are proud to present this new website as an electronic gateway to the Court. It is the hope of the Court that this will facilitate the access to justice.

Amy Mears DeMatt, District Court Administrator
  1. Criminal
  2. Civil
  3. Family
  4. Orphans'
Criminal Court Judges:
  • R D Hathaway, President Judge
  • C A Feliciani, Judge
  • M Bilik-DeFazio, Judge
  • T A Krieger, Judge
View more information on Criminal Court 
  1. September 2018 Arbitration List

    The Arbitration list for September 2018 is now available on the County website on the Civil Division page under Court Administration.
  2. SEPTEMBER CIVIL JURY TRIAL LISTS

    The September 2018 civil jury trial lists for Judge Scherer and Judge Smail, Jr. are published and available on the Court's website under the Civil Division. Judge Marsili does not have a jury trial list in September.
  3. JUDGE SMAIL, JR. MOTIONS COURT CANCELLED - AUGUST 24TH

    The Honorable Harry F. Smail, Jr. will not be hearing Civil or Orphans' Court motions on Friday, August 24, 2018. Counsel should make arrangements to present on a prior or subsequent Friday.
  4. CRIMINAL COURT - CHANGE IN GUILTY PLEA PROCESS

    Effective immediately, the Westmoreland County criminal court judges will no longer accept pleas on cases that are not in the judge's regional assignment. Read on...
  5. CRIMINAL TRIAL TERM CHANGES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2018 - Updated Information

    Effective with the August 2018 criminal jury trial term, the criminal court judges will consider North Zone trials available during South Zone trial terms. Please click on this link to view the changes to the trial term procedures. Criminal Trial Term Changes
  6. ATTENTION CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEYS: UPDATE ON WESTMORELAND COUNTY CRIMINAL CALL OF THE LIST

    Effective January, 2017, the criminal court judges implemented an individual trial list. A protocol for the criminal call was established by the judges. Please click on this link to review the requirements of the Criminal Call of the List Protocol. Criminal Call of the List Protocol
  7. CIVIL ARBITRATION LISTS - JULY AND AUGUST 2018

    The Arbitration lists for July and August, 2018 are now posted and available on the county website.
  8. Pennsylvania Courts Guardian Tracking System

    GUARDIANSHIP TRACKING SYSTEM WORKSHOPS BEING OFFERED

    Guardian Tracking System Workshop The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts is offering a series of regional workshops beginning in July, 2018 that will show court-appointed guardians how to use the new Guardianship Tracking System (GTS). Read on...
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    Veterans Court in Westmoreland County

    The 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania in Westmoreland County under the leadership of President Judge Rita D. Hathaway wants to remind all veterans, citizens and attorneys of the availability of Veterans Court. Read on...
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