Pennsylvania Supreme Court Announces David Price as New Deputy Court Administrator
July 27, 2023
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today announced the appointment of David Price as the next deputy court administrator, replacing Andrea Tuominen who is succeeding Geoff Moulton as state court administrator following his retirement at the end of September.
Price currently serves as the Deputy Chief Counsel with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), where he has worked in the Legal Department since 1998 in various roles.
The deputy court administrator is actively involved in nearly every aspect of the AOPC’s work, overseeing all day-to-day administration and operations and fulfilling the court administrator’s responsibilities in her absence.
“Throughout his 25-year tenure with the AOPC, Mr. Price has contributed significantly to the advancement of our judicial system, consistently providing sound guidance while demonstrating an ability to navigate complex challenges that arise,” said Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Debra Todd. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position, with a demonstrated track record of leadership and a deep understanding of the court system,”
“On behalf of the Court, we have the utmost confidence in Mr. Price and are excited to welcome him into this new role.”
“I’m honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve the Judiciary as the next deputy court administrator. It is a privilege to continue to support the administration of justice,” said Price.
“Throughout my career, I have witnessed the profound impact that a well-functioning justice system can have on individuals and communities. As I assume this new role, I eagerly anticipate building upon our collective achievements and fostering an environment that prioritizes accessibility, fairness and transparency,” he said.
In his current role, Price serves as second-in-command of the Legal Department. He heads the Department’s Information Technology Unit which assists the IT staff with the creation and maintenance of various statewide case management systems. In addition, he was the Chair of AOPC's Public Access Ad Hoc Committee which crafted a policy concerning public access to electronic case records of the Unified Judicial System, adopted by the Supreme Court in 2007.
He was also involved in the creation of the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania and its subsequent amendments, which provide access to the paper and election records of the courts across the Commonwealth.
Prior to his employment with AOPC, Mr. Price was an assistant district attorney for Susquehanna County, Pa. in 1997. He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
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