Honorable Robert Freedberg

Honorable Robert Freedberg

Of Counsel

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Education

  • Lafayette College (Honors)
  • Columbia University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Judge Freedberg is Of Counsel at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Cappelli and is located in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania office.

Judge Freedberg was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County in 1979. During his 28 years as a trial judge, he presided at hundreds of jury trials and thousands of non-jury matters. He became President Judge in 1991, a position he held until becoming a judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Governor Rendell nominated Judge Freedberg to serve on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the state Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment. Governor Rendell nominated him for a second interim appointment to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Senate again unanimously confirmed the appointment to extend his service on the court to January 2, 2012. During his tenure on the appellate court, he heard hundreds of criminal, civil, and family law cases.

From 1970 to 1980, he maintained a private law practice in Easton, Pennsylvania. In addition, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Northampton County from 1973 to 1979 and Assistant Solicitor for the city of Easton from 1976 to 1980.

Judge Freedberg was a member of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, was elected Zone Representative to the Executive Committee, served as Chairman of the Intermediate/Small Counties Subcommittee, and was a member of the Education Committee. In addition, he was Chairman of the President Judges Committee. Judge Freedberg is a member of the Pennsylvania and Northampton County Bar Association.

He has served as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board of the Good Shepherd Home. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the United Cerebral Palsy of the Lehigh Valley, and the Board of Directors of Lehigh Valley Legal Services, and is past president of B’Nai Abraham Synagogue in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appointed him a member of the Judicial Council of Pennsylvania, a committee of appellate judges, trial judges, lawyers, and citizens which advises the Supreme Court on administrative matters. He was appointed by the Supreme Court to the Intergovernmental Task Force on the District Justice System. He served on a task force to improve security in Pennsylvania’s Common Pleas and magisterial district courts. He was a member of the group which drafted ”The Strategic Plan for the Pennsylvania Judiciary – 2008-2013,” adopted by the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Cappy appointed Judge Freedberg to chair a committee of judges, lawyers, and court administration professionals to propose revised administrative rules on court reporting and transcripts.

Judge Freedberg received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Lafayette College in 2002. The Lehigh County Bar Association presented the 2002 Liberty Bell Award to Judge Freedberg for distinguished judicial service. In 2007, he received the first Humanitarian Award presented by the Saint Anthony’s Youth Center (Easton Area Community Center).

Judge Freedberg and his wife reside in Forks Township and have two children and three grandchildren.

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