PA Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Megan Sullivan for Superior Court

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Lodge represents 40,000 men and women in 107 individual FOP lodges across state
Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents approximately 40,000 law enforcement members across the Commonwealth, has endorsed Megan Sullivan in her statewide campaign to serve as a member of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Sullivan has a long history of working with members of law enforcement through her 12 years of experience as a prosecutor.

“We have recognized Megan Sullivan for her experience as a criminal prosecutor with the District Attorney’s Office in Chester County and a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, as well as her extensive background in private practice representing businesses, municipalities, and educational institutions in civil litigation,” said Les Neri, President of the Pennsylvania FOP State Lodge.

“I have always had enormous respect for the men and women who work in law enforcement, both on a professional and personal level,” said Megan Sullivan, who noted that her grandfather retired from and her brother currently serves in the Philadelphia Police Department.  “Members of law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities and residents safe and I greatly appreciate their service.  It means a great deal to me to have the support of the members of the Pennsylvania FOP State Lodge in my campaign for Pennsylvania Superior Court.”

The Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police is the Commonwealth’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers. The State lodge was formed on July 24, 1934 and currently has a membership of approximately 40,000 men and women in 107 individual lodges. The State Lodge represents the interests of Pennsylvania active and retired law enforcement officers of all ranks and branches of government.

Sullivan’s campaign for Superior Court Judge has also garnered the support of other law enforcement organizations across the state, including the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the Pennsylvania County Detectives Association, and the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association.  Sullivan has also earned the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

Megan Sullivan will appear on the statewide ballot in November 2021 to fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  The Superior Court is one of Pennsylvania’s two statewide intermediate appellate courts, the other being the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.  The Superior Court is often the final arbiter of legal disputes. The Supreme Court may grant a petition to review a decision of the Superior Court, but most petitions are denied and the ruling of the Superior Court stands. Cases are usually heard by panels of three judges sitting in Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh, but may also be heard en banc by nine judges.

About Megan Sullivan

Megan Sullivan is a veteran litigator with twenty years of legal experience as both a criminal prosecutor and civil attorney.  She served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General from 2017 until earlier this year when she stepped down to run for the Superior Court. Megan also worked for nearly a decade as an Assistant District Attorney and Supervisory District Attorney, prosecuting a variety of cases ranging from child abuse to white collar crime.  Sullivan has also served as an assistant general counsel to West Chester University, and spent several years in private practice representing businesses, municipalities, and educational institutions in a range of civil litigation.

Sullivan is a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, which she attended in the evenings while working full-time as a law clerk in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Through hard work and a focus on achieving her goals, Sullivan excelled at balancing these dual commitments and graduated cum laude. She also received significant recognition upon her commencement, including the Most Promising Litigator Award, the TASA Award for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Evidence, and the Myron T. Deutsch Memorial Award for Academics.

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