Meet Maura

Butler County Attorney Maura Palumbi today announced her candidacy for Judge of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

Palumbi has been an Assistant Public Defender in Butler County since 2016. Prior to her role with the Office of the Public Defender, Palumbi operated her own law practice and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kelley Streib in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

“I have dedicated my career to helping others during some of the most difficult times in a person’s life,” Palumbi said. “I plan to use the skills and experience gained throughout my career in my role as a judge—to apply the law fairly, consistently and impartially, with a focus on providing well-reasoned decisions rooted in the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions and the applicable rule of law.”

Palumbi is a longtime resident of Butler County, was raised in Butler County, attended Holy Sepulcher Catholic School and graduated from Mars High School. Her parents, Michael and Nancy Sippey, still reside in her childhood home in Middlesex Township. Palumbi went on to earn both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Duquesne University.

“From my time spent in private practice and as an Assistant Public Defender, I understand the complexities of the court system in Butler County,” Palumbi said. “I am in the courtroom nearly every day and my broad range of legal experience provides me with the foundation to be able to effectively manage a docket of cases, so that all parties can have timely access to the court system.”

In addition to her legal practice, Palumbi also serves on the Board of Directors of The Lighthouse Foundation and recently also served on the Board of Managers for the Butler County Family YMCA.

“I have spent the majority of my legal career focused in public service and have dedicated my time outside the courthouse to serving my community in other various legal capacities,” Palumbi said. “Specifically, through my involvement as a member of the Butler County Drug Treatment Court team, I have an understanding of the struggles faced by citizens of Butler County and I have seen firsthand the important role the judicial system plays within our community. If elected, I will carry out my judicial responsibilities dutifully and will approach all litigants and attorneys with the utmost dignity and respect.”

Palumbi and her husband, Bobby, a local attorney, reside in Adams Township with their two daughters, Alice and Victoria, both of whom attend Holy Sepulcher Catholic School.

‘I see my role as a judge to apply the law fairly, consistently, and impartially.’

Will follow the Constitutions of the United States and our Commonwealth

Has extensive criminal, civil, juvenile, and family law experience

Regularly appears in front of Common Pleas Judges and Magisterial District Judges

Proven record of honesty, integrity and protecting constitutional rights

Raised in Butler County, lives in Butler County and works in Butler County

Qualified to make the tough decisions and deliver fair results

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