Judge Christopher Cerski has served as a Montgomery County District Judge since his initial election in 2005. He received his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2002. Judge Cerski began his legal practice at the Wolk Law Firm, where he specialized in aviation products liability litigation. He began teaching at Arcadia in 2007.
In the classroom, Judge Cerski teaches various law focused courses including: American Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law II – First Amendment, Writing for the Law, Mock Trial Workshop, Legal Environment of Business, and Criminal Law & Procedure. In 2012, he received the Adjunct Faculty Award for excellence in teaching.
As a jurist, Judge Cerski advocates progressive restorative justice practices for teens and young adults. In 2009, he drafted a legislative proposal to seal all juvenile records and proceedings at Pennsylvania’s district courts. As a result of his proposal, State Senator Greenleaf introduced Pennsylvania Senate Bill 850 that became law in October 2012. He also serves on the American Bar Association’s Racial Justice Improvement Project—Pennsylvania Task Force. The project seeks to reduce juvenile disparate minority contact with Montgomery County’s criminal justice system.