Megan Martin will bring a deep respect for our republic, an understanding of separation of powers, and a reverence for the rule of law to our Commonwealth Court. She will provide this important perspective to the court that handles the issues that matter the most to Pennsylvanians today, such as constitutional, election, education, and business issues.
Megan was born and raised in Delaware County. Her dad is a true American success story – the son of Italian immigrants who became a doctor and dedicated his medical career to serving those in his hometown community of Chester for more than five decades. Her mother was a devoted wife and mother to her dad and six children. Megan credits her dedicated work ethic to her dad, and her faith and love of family to her beloved mother.
Megan believes that public service is a calling and that she has been called to serve. She answered that call, and her legal career spans more than three decades across our state and federal governments. Megan has the unique distinction of serving in all three branches of our state government, and as an attorney for the United States Navy. Megan made history when she became the first woman to serve as the Pennsylvania Senate’s Secretary-Parliamentarian. There, she managed the legislative process with diligence and care for more than a decade, ensuring that the constitution, laws, and rules of the Senate were followed throughout the legislative process. Megan is highly regarded across the Commonwealth and the nation for her expertise in government law and process, and especially for the judicious and skillful way in which she carried out her important responsibilities at the Senate.
Megan is again answering the call to service, this time, to serve on the Commonwealth Court where she will be a fair and impartial jurist who will stand up for constitutional rights. Megan will not legislate from the bench, and instead, will apply the law as it was written by the General Assembly. She will ensure that, just like people, ourgovernment follows the law, too. Megan will be a staunch defender of the rule of law for the people of Pennsylvania.
Megan moved to Central Pennsylvania to attend law school and has made this her home for more than 30 years. Today, Megan resides with her husband, children and dog in Mechanicsburg.