Career and Post-Graduate Development

Kelley L. Margetas
Kelley L. Margetas

Kelley L. Margetas





History and Business Administration


Kelley earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, at Ursinus, where she majored in politics and minored in history and business administration. She was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Whitian Society. She is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, where she graduated at the top of her class as a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.

Kelley is currently serving as Judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas after being elected in 2023. She is an experienced trial attorney with two decades of litigation experience. Kelley spent most of her career as a prosecutor at both the state and local level in Pennsylvania, including with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, as well as District Attorney’s Offices in York and Adams County. She has taken well over 50 cases to jury trial, including the successful prosecution of a death-penalty homicide, as well as all other levels of felony and misdemeanor offenses. Throughout her career, Kelley specialized in the prosecution of child abuse and domestic violence. At the beginning of her career, Kelley served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Kelley is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as all federal courts related to Pennsylvania - Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts, the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to her ascension to the bench, Kelley was an active member of the Republican Party, having served on both State and Local Committee. Her husband, George currently serves as Township Supervisor in West Manchester Township, as well as State and Local Republican Committeeman. He previously served over a decade on their local school board, where he held the office of Vice President and Treasurer. Kelley and George reside in York County, where they are raising their daughter, Charitini, who attends school at the Christian School of York.

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