Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr.

Appointment by the President Judge of the Commonwealth Court

Dauphin County

Edward M. Marsico, Jr. Headshot


Judge Edward M. Marsico, Jr. was appointed to the Commission on Sentencing on April 27, 2019 by Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor.

Ed Marsico was sworn in as a Judge of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in January, 2018. Previously, he was the longest serving District Attorney in Dauphin County history as he held that position from 2000-2018. He first joined the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office in 1988. As the District Attorney for Dauphin County, Mr. Marsico implemented a Drug and Veterans Court, created the Dauphin County Crimewatch website, started the Child Abduction Response Team, and oversaw 30 attorneys, 12 detectives, and 22 support staff. Previously an Assistant District Attorney, he handled many homicide and drug prosecutions. Mr. Marsico’s trial experience includes approximately 100 jury trials and countless appearances in non-jury proceedings.

Mr. Marsico served as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and received the Pa. District Attorneys Institute’s Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received the Linda K.M. Ludgate CJAB Excellence in Leadership Award as well as the Children’s Resource Center’s Children’s Hero Award. He is an adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law and Harrisburg Area Community College. Mr. Marsico received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. Mr. Marsico is a member and past president of the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg and is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association and past president of that association’s Young Lawyers Division. He resides in Lower Paxton Township with his wife, Jodi, and their four sons.