P.J.E. Correale F. Stevens is a graduate of Penn State University (A.B. political science) and the Dickinson School of Law (J.D.), where he served as associate editor of the Dickinson Law Review.
Elected to the statewide appellate Superior Court in 1997 and as President Judge by his colleagues on the court in 2010, he had been elected to four terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, as Luzerne County District Attorney and as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County.
Justice Stevens regularly scheduled argument court on law school campuses, in high schools and in local county courthouses throughout the state to “encourage people to see their appellate courts in action.”
Active in continuing legal education programs for judges and lawyers, he serves as a volunteer judge for the Pennsylvania Bar Association mock trial program. He regularly makes presentations in high schools, colleges, laws schools and to community groups.
He recently received an award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State, and has taught criminal justice and political science courses at the college level for over 30 years.
In 2013, after being nominated by the Governor and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate, he was sworn in as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, to fill a vacancy on the Court.
In 2016 he returned to the Superior Court as a senior judge.
His interests include teaching, writing and running.