Deborah Krull

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Deborah Krull was first sworn in as a Magisterial District Judge for Media, Swarthmore, and Nether Providence in January 2014 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2019. Now Deb is running for the Democratic nomination for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Delaware County, PA.


Judge Krull has devoted her career to public service and ensuring that working people have a seat at the table, developing a broad range of experience that will serve her well as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. Following her graduation from Widener Law School in Delaware in 1993, she began working as in-house counsel for the Hotel and Restaurants Employees Union (HERE, Local 27).


During her years in private practice, Deb has focused on employment law, representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated or discriminated against in the workplace. She has also advised clients and litigated in a variety of matters including, landlord tenant law, zoning law, construction defect disputes, criminal matters, collection matters, and contracts.  


As a judge, Deb created a criminal justice system diversion program with the Media Fellowship House for youth ages 12-16 who commit a first-time offense.  If they perform community service, undergo counseling and/or engage in drug/alcohol awareness or anger management classes, their charge will be dismissed or withdrawn.


In addition to her judicial career, Deb served two elected terms on Media Borough Council, was a committee person for Media Borough (Northern Precinct) and Co-Chair of the Media Democrats. She has held leadership roles in numerous community organizations, having served on the boards of the Media Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, the Media Theatre and the School in Rose Valley.  Deb is presently on the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Bar Association, serving as co-chair for the Community Outreach Committee and the Magisterial District Judges Committee.  In 2019, Deb was chosen by her peers to be President of the Magisterial District Judges Association.  She has also coached mock trial at Penncrest High School and frequently serves as a mock trial judge for the state high school competition. 


Deb lives in Media with her husband Dave. They have two daughters, Lydia and Heidi, who both graduated from Rose Tree-Media School District.