Jarrah, age 45, has more than 20 years of legal experience, having spent the last 14 years in the Office of the Solicitor. In this position, she counsels human service agencies that serve some of the community’s most vulnerable consumers, including the elderly, intellectually disabled, and those individuals suffering from mental health issues. Jarrah has handled hundreds of cases, most before the Court of Common Pleas, advocating in court and before administrative bodies in the fight against abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. She is a member of the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Task Force.
In 2018, Jarrah served on a six person Orphans’ Court Rules Committee to determine how to integrate local practice with the new Supreme Court Rules as they relate to guardianships. She assisted in developing practice pointers for attorneys unfamiliar with the new procedures.
Jarrah brings a breadth of legal expertise in the fields of municipal, legislative, contract, and agricultural preservation law. She provides legal opinions on often complex subject matter and advises Lehigh County offices on a daily basis.
During her years in private practice with a local firm, Jarrah handled intellectual property matters with a focus on trademark, copyright and franchise law.
A Lehigh Valley native, Jarrah is a graduate of Dieruff High School. She attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. During her senior year, she was selected to receive the American Chemical Society Award. She attended the University of Dayton School of Law and was a member of the Law Review. Her article on copyright and star pagination is published in the University’s law journal.
Jarrah has served as a board member of the Allentown YMCA/YWCA.
As an adjunct professor at Moravian College, Jarrah has co-taught a course on Science and Intellectual Property. She is a frequent presenter at the Lehigh County Bar Association. Jarrah is also bilingual in English and Arabic.
“I am a mother, wife, and lawyer with strong roots in the Lehigh Valley – I value our community. Working for the County of Lehigh has given me fresh insights and impacted my legal career in a very meaningful way. I believe it is critical to remain open-minded, be a good listener, and have a thorough understanding of the law. It would be a privilege to serve as a Judge, and if elected, I commit to be fair, balanced, and equitable.”
A daughter of immigrants, Jarrah grew up in the City of Allentown, and resides currently in the Borough of Emmaus with her husband David and their two children.
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