Geoff Moulton was sworn in as a judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in August 2016, after being nominated by Governor Tom Wolf and unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate. His term extends through the end of 2017.
Judge Moulton has devoted the bulk of his career to public service, developing a broad range of experience that serves him well as an appellate court judge. Following his graduation from Columbia Law School in 1984, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Law Review, he served as a law clerk on both the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. After his clerkships, he spent a total of eight years as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, including four years as First Assistant United States Attorney.
In addition, Judge Moulton has been chief counsel to a United States Senator, chief of staff at the office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and, most recently, first deputy general counsel to Governor Wolf. He has also represented media clients in private practice and taught for many years at Widener University Delaware Law School, including subjects – such as Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure – that arise with great frequency on the Superior Court.
During his pre-judicial career, Judge Moulton directed two major independent investigations, one of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas (for the U.S. Department of the Treasury), and the other of the investigation of Jerry Sandusky (for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General).
In his spare time, Judge Moulton has been an enthusiastic conservationist. Before going to work for the Commonwealth, he served on the board of the Natural Lands Trust, the region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization.
Judge Moulton’s wife Lisa has been a special education teacher in the Jenkintown School District for 22 years. They live in Upper Dublin Township in Montgomery County and have two grown daughters.