Honorable Lori A. Dumas, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
The Honorable Lori A. Dumas has been serving in the First Judicial District since 2003. She is a graduate of Duke University and North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Judge Dumas’ commitment to children and families is personified through her tireless efforts on and off the Bench. Judge Dumas has been assigned to preside over many specialized court programs; but the one of which she is most proud, is the human trafficking pilot program of the Philadelphia Family Court, which she created to address the significant needs of children who have been commercially sexually exploited. She has worked tirelessly to build a “Dream Team” of professionals who recognize the complexities of these children’s situations in order to provide them the holistic and restorative treatment that they deserve as victims.
Rhonda Cohen is currently retired. Prior to retiring, she was a partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP, one of the largest law firms in Philadelphia. Ms. Cohen now serves as a director and/or officer of a number of local boards, including The Christopher Ludwick Foundation, Delaware Valley Friends School, Glenmede Trust Company, Swarthmore College, and Visit Philadelphia.