J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1983
Constitutional Law, administrative law, and legislative politics
Douglas Reichley is a judge on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. He received a B.A. with honors in Government and Law from Lafayette College in 1983 and a J.D. from Dickinson College of Law in 1986. He served in the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office from 1989-2000, rising to the position of Deputy District Attorney for violent crime prosecutions. He was also in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office from 2000-2001 in the Special Investigations Unit. Before his election to the bench in 2011, Judge Reichley served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2003-2011. He was the recipient of several awards during his legislative service, including State Public Official of the Year by PA Bio in 2010, the Outstanding Legislator of the Year in 2010 by the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, and the 2012 Legislator of the Year Award in Stroke Policy.
He was elected to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in 2011 and served in the Criminal and Juvenile division of the Lehigh County Court system in 2012. Since 2013, he has served in the Civil, Orphans' and Family Court divisions handling medical malpractice cases, contract disputes, land use discrepancies, car accident cases, custody and divorce cases, and Protection from Abuse Hearings.
Judge Reichley currently serves as the Administrative Judge of the Family Court Division.