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Members of the Month
June 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Daniel R. Sulman is a judge in the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he served from July of 2016 to January of 2018 and from December of 2019 through the present, following appointments to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and election in 2021. The Judge is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, a graduate of Philadelphia public schools and magna cum laude graduate of Temple University. He earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. More...
May 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Craig Levin who is a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 3, 2022. His current term ends January 5, 2032. Judge Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia. His life has been shaped by the communities where he grew up: First in West Oak Lane, then moving as a teenager to the Northeast. He attended Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Temple University with a B.S. in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University. He is a proud 'Philly guy' and loves all things 'Philly'. More...
March 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Ann M. Butchart who was elected to a ten-year term as a Trial Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2005 and was retained for a second term in 2015. She has presided in Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. More...
February 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Rosemarie Defino-Nastasi who presides in the Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division in Philadelphia. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Defender for The Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. She then joined her family’s law firm in South Philadelphia working alongside her brothers, Michael and Vincent Defino. Judge Defino-Nastasi has presided in the Criminal Trial Division for over twenty years. More...
January 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of President Judge Jack Anthony Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004 and retained in 2013. On January 7, 2019, he was elected President Judge. His true devotion and commitment is to assure that the Superior Court does it best to serve the people and the members of the Bar in ways that are efficient and productive, and balances judicial independence with accountability. More...
 
 
  The Passing of Judge Charles P. Mirarchi, Jr.
05-12-2010

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of Judge Charles P. Mirarchi, Jr. who passed away on May 11, 2010.

Members of The Justinian Society of Philadelphia today spoke of their many years of abiding affection for Judge Mirarchi.

We remembered a trailblazing member of our community who opened the door for so many others, a man who achieved great heights but never forgot his humble beginnings.

“We are overcome with grief but we have all shared so many rich and wonderful moments with Judge Mirarchi over the years, ” said Justinian Chancellor Gina Furia Rubel. “In many ways, he will never leave us, he will always be with us because he taught us so much. We were thrilled to honor his legacy last fall when we unveiled his portrait which now lives on in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.”

On a personal note Furia Rubel spoke of her family’s long association with the Judge.

“Judge Mirarchi was a close friend of my family long before I was born,” she explained. “He taught me and so many of our members in law school. When I was admitted as a member of the bar, he gifted me with my grandfather, Judge Edward Furia’s gavel. My grandmother had entrusted Judge Mirarchi with the gavel when my grandfather passed away in 1971. They were both pioneers in Philadelphia’s Italian-American legal community.”

Furia Rubel’s father and past Justinian Chancellor, Richard F. Furia said, “Judge Mirarchi was a wonderful friend, neighbor, and member of the legal community for as long as I can remember. He was always a model member of the bench and bar. A patient, respectful and honest judge, he and his kind words will be greatly missed by so many." Furia noted that all three members of Judge Mirarchi’s old law firm: Mirarchi, Coppolino and DeFino became judges of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia – all were from South Philadelphia and all were Philadelphia Justinians.

William P. Fedullo said he still thinks of Judge Mirarchi “as the standard by which I rate all judges.” Fedullo, a past Justinian Chancellor who clerked for the Judge said “Judge Mirarchi’s wise counsel then and throughout the years sustained me.” Fedullo remembered the Judge’s selfless work for Delaware Law School of Widener University (now Widener University School of Law) and the Judge’s many charitable endeavors. “He created opportunities and careers for so many people. He was so kind and generous. We all loved this man,” Fedullo added.

Another former law clerk to Judge Mirarchi, Annette Ferrara said, “It takes a man with the utmost self confidence to focus on other people besides himself. It takes a man who truly knows himself who can be completely genuine and unpretentious with everyone, whether they are a judge, a file clerk, or anyone in between. And it takes a man of great character who will let other people shine. Judge Mirarchi, was that man.”

“We have lost a giant,” Furia Rubel added. “But we are so enriched by Judge Mirarchi’s great legacy that we are stronger and better for it. The Justinians never, ever forget our heritage. Judge Mirarchi is part of our heritage and we will forever honor and revere his memory.”

There will be a viewing for Judge Mirarchi at Monti-Rago Funeral Home (http://www.montifuneralhome.com/FuneralHome/) Friday, May 14, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning, May 15, 2010 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Church, 1511 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia.


 

 
 
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