Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon


Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon was elected to a ten-year term on the Court of Common Pleas in November 2011 and was sworn into office on January 3, 2012. She has presided over matters in the Civil Trial, Juvenile and Motion Hearing Sections and currently serves as the Civil Trial Section Liaison Judge. After completion of her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, Judge Fizzano Cannon graduated with honors from Widener University School of Law where she was the Articles Editor of the law review. She was admitted to the Bar in 1994 and, prior to becoming a judge, she maintained a private law practice for 17 years with a focus on commercial and municipal matters. She also served as a municipal solicitor to various governmental entities and served as a special prosecutor of child support enforcement.

A lifelong resident of Delaware County, Judge Fizzano Cannon has a long history of service to Delaware County, its communities, and its charitable and civic organizations. In 2007, Judge Fizzano Cannon was elected to a four-year term on Delaware County Council and was elected vice chairman in 2010. She served eight years, from 1999 to 2007, on Middletown Township Council, having previously served on the Middletown Township's Zoning Hearing Board.

Judge Fizzano Cannon served two two-year terms on the board of directors of the Delaware County Bar Association. She was appointed to and served a six-year term on the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, from 2004 to 2010, and was previously appointed to and served on the Governor's Judicial Advisory Commission.