Honorable President Judge Roger N. Nanovic
Roger N. Nanovic became Carbon County’s sixteenth Judge when he was sworn into office on August 1, 2001, after the spring 2001 primary election. His elected ten-year term of office began on January 7, 2002. Judge Nanovic became President Judge on January 1, 2005. In November 2011, the voters approved his retention for a second term commencing January 2, 2012.
A 1976 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Preprofessional Studies, he received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1979.
Prior to being a member of the judiciary, Judge Nanovic was engaged in the general practice of law for 22 years. During this period, he was actively involved in a broad range of legal issues and has extensive experience in municipal law and civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He served as Carbon County Solicitor from 1992 to 1996.
Since becoming President Judge, Judge Nanovic has assumed administrative duties in addition to a heavy and varied judicial caseload. As part of a three-judge county, Judge Nanovic handles all divisions of the court comprising of civil, criminal, juvenile, and orphan's court matters.
The parents of three children and grandparents of one granddaughter, Judge Nanovic and his wife, Cindy, reside in the Jim Thorpe area.
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