Pace Law School alum Malachy E. Mannion has been appointed District Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Nominated by President Barack Obama in May 2012, Mannion’s nomination was confirmed by the unanimous consent of the United States Senate on December 27, 2012. He assumes the seat vacated by Judge Richard Caputo, who took senior status in 2009.
Mannion earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pace Law School in 1979 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton in 1976.
He began his career as an associate at the law firm of Bartels, Pykett & Aronwald then served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 2001, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Pennsylvania except for the four years from 1993 to 1997 when he was a partner at the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger, Spohrer & Quinn PC.
Mannion was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2001, serving until his appointment as District Judge. Additionally, he held the office of Chief Magistrate Judge of the District Court from 2011 to 2012.