Judge William Strickman, Western Pennsylvania U.S. District Court

Judge William Strickman

Western Pennsylvania U.S. District Court

William Shaw Strickman IV was born in 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned an undergraduate degree and later received his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania before entering the private practice of law.

He served six years on the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee and helped to review, amend, and draft the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. After a cloture vote on his nomination, he was approved by the Senate 67-31. He received his judicial commission in August 2019.

He is married to Leanne Strickman and they have four children.

In the News…

U.S. District Judge William Strickman IV has ruled that businesses such as hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer, and others may reopen their businesses, saying the restrictions imposed by Governor Tom Wolf and his health secretary were unconstitutional.

The ruling found that the governor’s restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings, and ordered “non-life sustaining” businesses to shut down were unconstitutional.

“The Wolf administration’s pandemic policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights,” he wrote in his ruling. The governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” the judge wrote. “But even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Strickman today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Judge William Strickman
U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania
Joseph F. Weis, Jr. U.S. Courthouse
700 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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