Jessica VanderKam, a family law attorney and partner at Stuckert and Yates, is running to serve as judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
VanderKam, who lives in West Rockhill Township with her husband Derek, and two children, Harrison and Penelope, is coming into the race as a candidate who is touting her experience as a former law clerk to three judges on the Bucks County bench – David W. Heckler, the President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr., and Robert O. Baldi.
VanderKam has been litigating cases in family court, civil court, and orphan’s court for 11 years, and has a full-service practice that allows her to handle the wide variety of cases that the Bucks County Court handles. She has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Supreme Court, and in 2019 received the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer’s Rising Star Award.
She sits on the board of the Bucks County American Inn of Court, an organization focused on promoting ethics in the legal community; and on the board of trustees of Tabor Children’s Services Inc., a child welfare nonprofit organization in Bucks County. She is a member of the Pennridge Youth Aid Panel and Newtown Rotary Club and is a former director of the Bucks County Bar Association.