The owner of an Erie bankruptcy firm joins the race for a seat on the bench. Attorney Rebeka Seelinger announces her run for judge in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.
Seelinger prides herself on her experience, honesty, and work ethic, she says. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in the top 10% of her class, then went on to work for the District Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh prior to opening her own firm in Erie.
“Listening may be the most important job of a judge. They are up there to hear both sides and make a decision. They make a decision based on what’s right for the parties, what’s right for the issues in front of them at that time. They are not up there to hear themselves talk.”
Seelinger says she made the decision to run because she feels she can reach the most people and do the most good as a judge.