Past:Magisterial District Judge
As a longtime Mt. Lebanon resident, a Dormont small business owner, the mother of three young adults, a long standing member and former Solicitor for the Mt. Lebanon Democratic Committee, and the Vice President of the Dormont-Castle Shannon-Mt. Lebanon Rotary Club, I understand our communities’ needs and challenges. Because I know Mt. Lebanon and Dormont very well, I can empathize with the difficult situations and complex issues people face.
I have been involved in our community as an Officer and Board Member of the Mt. Lebanon Soccer Association, Commodore of the Mt. Lebanon High School Crew Team, Boy Scout Troop 28 Committee Member and Mother of an Eagle Scout, PTA Officer and Member, Relay for Life Activities and Entertainment Chairperson, and the current Chair of the Mt. Lebanon Community Relations Board. I am also a participant and coordinating member of the Community Relations Board/ Mt. Lebanon Commission’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative, as well as the co-chair of the CRB’s very popular Residents’ Academy.
I am currently a Senior Assistant District Attorney investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases, handling preliminary hearings at Magisterial District Courts, and working on special projects including education and legislation initiatives. I am the ADA responsible for DUI Treatment Court, helping defendants obtain necessary treatment while fulfilling their sentence without re-offending. This progressive program had a 92% success rate with the graduates returning to the community as productive, employed, and reengaged with their families. As an ADA, I became a member of the Steel Workers Union, USW local 3403-74.
I have acted as a mediator for both Family and Civil law matters and as an appointed Special Panel Arbitrator for Allegheny County handling appeals of civil magisterial decisions, as well as landlord/tenant matters.
I live in Mt. Lebanon with my husband, Dr. David Dorn, our son, JD, 2 dogs and 3 cats.