Vic Stabile was elected as a judge to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in 2013. Prior to his election, Vic had over thirty years of broad legal experience. He is a 1982 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the President of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, he served as an appellate judicial clerk in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. After completion of his clerkship, he was appointed a Deputy Attorney General in a trial division of the Office of Attorney General where he litigated cases in defense of Commonwealth agencies throughout many of the Commonwealth’s trial courts and the appellate courts of Pennsylvania. While a Deputy Attorney General, Vic also served as the acting chief of this state-wide trial division and successfully argued and litigated now precedential case law in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
In 1987, Vic joined the prestigious law firm of Dilworth Paxson LLP, and was a partner and the managing member of its Harrisburg office from 1992 until his election to the Superior Court in 2013. His practice at Dilworth principally involved complex commercial and business litigation. While at Dilworth, he continued to successfully argue and litigate cases in the appellate courts of Pennsylvania. Vic practiced before all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the United States Supreme Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bars.
A substantial amount of Vic’s time also had been devoted to public service in his community and to pro bono legal work. Vic’s pro bono work included representations of individuals, community organizations, political candidates, and disabled individuals. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Middlesex Township, Cumberland County, where he earned a reputation for being fiscally conservative. He was active in community planning and was a founding member of the Cumberland County Task Force on Regional Development. He also is a member of the Carlisle Fish and Game Club.
Vic has been married for over thirty years, has two children, and resides with his family in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.