A career in prosecution is designed for those attorneys dedicated to the finest public service available and who are committed to the ideals of public safety and justice. The Delaware County District Attorney’s Office is seeking experienced applicants for the position of Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Unit. The Delaware County DAO is committed to supporting initiatives to reduce crime, supporting sensible alternatives to incarceration when appropriate, and collaborating with other agencies to bring about comprehensive changes that improve the quality of life for all who are touched by the criminal justice system. Applicants must be committed to public service, skilled in oral advocacy, and possess excellent judgment as necessary to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice.

The Appeal Unit represents the Commonwealth in all post-conviction litigation. ADAs in the Unit primarily write briefs and conduct oral argument before Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts. They also litigate PCRA matters before the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and litigate federal habeas cases before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In nearly all cases, appellate attorneys are assigned full responsibility, under supervision, for the briefing and arguing of their own cases.


All qualified applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, be a member of the Pennsylvania bar, and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in criminal and/or appellate law. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to public service and a strong academic record.

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to Catherine Kiefer at kieferc@co.delaware.pa.us.