Stella Tsai Nominated to Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Archer is proud to announce that Governor Tom Wolf has nominated Archer partner, Stella M. Tsai, to serve as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Upon confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate, Ms. Tsai will serve on an interim basis until January 2018. Ms. Tsai will have the opportunity to stand for election in 2017 for a full term.  

Ms. Tsai is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office and concentrates her practice in business litigation with a focus in ethics, compliance and government affairs, representing individuals, small businesses, and multi-national businesses in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters, including trial and appellate work. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and the firm’s representative to the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group’s Board of Directors.

“We are very pleased that Governor Wolf nominated Stella for the Court of Common Pleas,” said Christopher Gibson, President of the firm. “Stella will be an excellent jurist. She possesses the intellect, temperament and sound judgment necessary for this job. We are very proud of Stella and look forward to her ascension to the bench.” 

Ms. Tsai served an extended term as an inaugural member of the independent City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics. She has also served on the City of Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission where she was named Chair of the Engagement Committee and 2nd Vice-Chair of the Zoning Code Commission. Following her appointment to the Zoning Code Commission, Ms. Tsai was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Philadelphia and now serves as Secretary of the Board.

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