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Johnson named new Lehigh County President Judge

Allentown Morning Call logo Allentown Morning Call 1/8/2021 Laurie Mason Schroeder, The Morning Call

Judge J. Brian Johnson, a 17-year veteran of the bench who has led the Orphan’s Court and Civil divisions, is Lehigh County’s newest President Judge.

Johnson was elected by his fellow judges to succeed Judge Edward D. Reibman, who completed his five-year term last week. President judges oversee all judicial employees, as well as the county’s district justices.

“I am humbled by the trust and confidence of my colleagues on the bench and am honored to serve the Court as President Judge,” Johnson said, noting that he planned to carry on the leadership traditions of former President Judges.

“I also look forward to working with my colleagues, who are all excellent judges, in meeting the challenges inherent in administering justice, especially during this difficult time in our world. I am confident that Lehigh County Court will continue to serve the citizens of our community safely with courtesy, equality, and fairness under the law.”

Johnson began his term in 2004 and serves on the state Juvenile Court Judges Commission. He previously served on the Supreme Court Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee and chaired the Lehigh County Children’s Roundtable from November 2006 until June 2019.

Johnson is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Villanova University and Temple University School of Law.

Morning Call reporter Laurie Mason Schroeder can be reached at lmason@mcall.com.

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