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Get to Know Your
Candidates for Judge
Wendy G. Rothstein, Esq.
Wendy Rothstein has been at Fox
Rothschild, LLP, since graduation
from law school. Wendy is
currently a partner in the Blue
Bell Office. She is known and
highly respected as a Montgomery
County trial attorney having
primarily practiced in the county
courts for over 34 years. She has
practiced in each of the Court's
five divisions.
Wendy has served in a judicial
capacity and advisor to the Judges
for over 16 years as a Discovery Master, Civil Case Master and
Chair of a Board of View. Wendy was one of two attorneys to
advise the Court on the award-winning Rule 200 Program.
She has been honored as a trailblazer for women in the legal
profession by the Montgomery Bar Association, the Philadelphia
Business Journal, and the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High
School Distinguished Graduates Association. Wendy has also
been honored for her Pro Bono work by the Pennsylvania Bar
Wendy has been very active in the Montgomery Bar
Association. Wendy served on the Board of Directors and the
Judiciary Committee. Wendy has also served as the Chair of the
Bench Bar Committee, the Speakers Bureau, and the Diversity
Committee. Wendy has also chaired the Liberty in the Law
Program and the Bar Association's summer diversity program,
where paid internships and mentoring are provided to first-year
diverse law students.
Jeffrey S. Saltz, Esq.
Jeffrey Saltz has more than
30 years of experience in
litigation and dispute resolution
in Montgomery County,
Philadelphia, and the surrounding
counties. He has handled
commercial disputes, including
breach of contract cases and
partnership breakups, as well as
employment and banking cases,
lease disputes, and will and
probate contests. He was a partner


at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen before starting his own
law practice eighteen years ago.
Saltz grew up in Montgomery County and graduated from
Lower Merion High School. He received his A.B. magna cum
laude from Princeton University and his J.D. magna cum laude
from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked for
the Hon. Harrison Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Fourth Circuit.
Saltz served for six years on the Board of the Montgomery
County Industrial Development Authority. He is a former Chair
of the Business Litigation Committee of the Philadelphia Bar
Association. He was named to the Pro Bono Roll of Honor of
the First Judicial District for his work representing indigent
homeowners in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Saltz is a Trustee
of Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne, where he is a
past President, and he has served on the North American Board
of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Saltz believes that he has the three essential qualities of a
judge: the experience to understand the law in all its complexity,
the empathy to apply the law with the understanding that there
are real people before the Court and that judicial decisions have
real consequences, and the temperament to give all parties the
assurance that they have gotten a fair shot and a full hearing.
Saltz lives in Lower Merion with his wife, Janet Schwartz.
Their three children attended Lower Merion public schools and
all work as educators at the high school or college level.
The Honorable
Joseph P. Walsh
The Honorable Joseph P. Walsh,
a native of Philadelphia, obtained
his Bachelor's degree from Saint
Joseph's University in 1988.
In 1991, he graduated cum
laude from Widener University
Delaware Law School.
In 2016, Judge Walsh was
appointed to the Montgomery
County Court of Common Pleas
by Governor Tom Wolf, and unanimously confirmed by the
Pennsylvania Senate. He started in family court before moving to
his current role in the criminal division.
Before his appointment, Judge Walsh was a founding
member of Walsh Pancio, LLC, a civil litigation and trial
law firm based in Lansdale. Judge Walsh has practiced for 25
years in Montgomery County, and is an active member of the

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