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Press Release

  • Executive Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Selber Inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers

    9/20/2017

    Jennifer SelberHARRISBURG — Jennifer Selber, Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

    Selber serves as the head of the criminal division for the Office of the Attorney General, where she supervises over 400 employees and all criminal investigations and prosecutions under Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

    “Our mission in the Attorney General’s office is to be the best public interest law firm in the country, and Jen Selber is one of the key leaders making that happen,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “This honor is well-earned, and Pennsylvanians should be proud to have elite prosecutors like Jen Selber working for them every day.”

    Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state. During the recent induction ceremony, Selber joined the approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows and Honorary Fellows.

    “On behalf of all Jen’s colleagues, we’re proud of her achievement and for being recognized as one of the top prosecutors in North America,” said First Deputy Attorney General Michelle Henry. “Jen represents the best of the Attorney General’s office – which is a commitment to professionalism and integrity, and she does it every day with uncommon grace.”

    Prior to her appointment at the Office of Attorney General, Selber served as the Chief of the Homicide Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. In that role, she oversaw all of the homicide investigations in the Philadelphia, including working closely with detectives and reviewing all search and arrest warrants.

    Selber maintained her own homicide case load and was involved in the successful prosecution of the capital murder of Officer Chuck Cassidy, the prosecution of DHS workers for the starvation/neglect death of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly, the Piazza murders, and the prosecution of an exterminator who murdered a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician.

    Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

    Selber received her law degree from the University of Virginia, and her undergraduate degree in public policy from Duke University.

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