Philadelphia Common Please Judge Timika Lane has announced her candidacy for the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She was elected judge in 2013, but as extensive experience as a public-school teacher, child advocate and trial attorney. She explains. “By pursuing a seat on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, my work ethic and driving values of justice and integrity combined with my extensive legal experience will allow me to help ensure that all who come before the court receive equitable due process and have their voices heard.”
Judge Timika Lane
Lane was elected in 2013 to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and immediately assigned to one of the busiest trial divisions in Pennsylvania. Since her winning election, Judge Lane has presided over thousands of jury and bench trials and authored over 100 judicial opinions.
Lane is currently assigned to the Major Trials program in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas’ Criminal Division, where she is the sole judge handling human trafficking cases. Additionally, she presides over serious felony criminal matters, including but not limited to, domestic and family violence, sexual assault, attempted murder, aggravated assault, arson, robbery and burglary, fall under Lane’s purview. Lane also handles Investigative Grand Jury matters and oversees the Uplift, Fast Track and Branching Up (formerly Roots to Re-entry) programs.
She's a graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High School and Howard University in Washington D.C. She started her career as a 7th grade social studies teacher, but earned her law degree from Rutgers University’s School of Law.
Lane received a “Highly Recommended” rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for a seat on the Superior Court in 2019. As part of the recommendation, the panel cited Lane’s “commitment to public service and her extensive community involvement” as reasons why she would “serve with distinction as a Superior Court judge.”
State Representative Joanna McClinton, who was recently elected Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader, echoed the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s sentiments, expressing the utmost confidence that Lane would serve well as a member of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Judge Lane has an extensive list of early support from throughout the state, including House and Senate Leadership, organized labor, regional elected officials and community leaders. The complete list of endorsements and additional information about her candidacy and background can be found at www.judgelane.com. You can also follow her on social media at Judge Lane for Superior Court (Facebook), @JudgeTimikaLane (Twitter) and @laneforsuperiorcourt (Instagram).