Justice Eakin was elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2001, retained in 2011 and retired in 2016. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1995. He served three terms as District Attorney of Cumberland County from 1984-1995. During that time, he was an invited speaker at various national programs, and served on the faculty of the National College of District Attorneys, receiving their “Lecturer of Merit” Award in 1990. Justice Eakin served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association in 1992-1993, and served as that organization’s Education Chair for nine years. A past Chairman of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court, he is a member of the Bar Associations of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lancaster Counties, as well as the PBA and ABA. A 1970 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, he received his degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1975. Justice Eakin received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Widener Law in 2004 where he also served as an adjunct professor.
Justice Eakin works directly with our firm, Walters & Galloway, PLLC, as a mediator and appellate practice advisor as “Of Counsel.”