Court of Common Pleas Judge-elected 2011

  • Experienced in broad areas of the law – serves every day in court handling criminal, civil, family, dependency (children and youth) proceedings, and Orphan’s Court matters.
  • Experienced in pre-trial, trial and appellate proceedings
  • Experienced in Post Conviction Relief hearings, Children’s Fast Track appeals, and all appellate review from Court of Common Pleas
  • Experienced in Jury and Non-Jury Trials


Experienced in Administration of Justice

  • Administrative Judge for Adult Probation and Parole
  • Administrative Dependency Judge
  • Board Member of the Cumberland County Prison
  • Board Member Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children


Strong Past Prosecutor – Cumberland and Lancaster Counties

  • Successfully handled over 1500 cases involving homicide, violent assaults, robberies, burglaries, rapes, sexual assaults, thefts and all types of crimes.
  • Lead prosecutor for child abuse crimes involving the physical and sexual abuse of children and child pornography.
  • Successfully prosecuted offenders who killed people while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Coordinated the formation and ongoing operation of the Cumberland County Multidisciplinary Team for child abuse cases, bringing together police officers, Cumberland County Children and Youth, victim advocates, and medical professionals to ensure justice for child victims of abuse.


Practiced civil litigation and business law at a former Harrisburg law firm.


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Independence Member


Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Association – Executive Committee


Pennsylvania Office of Children and Family in the Courts State Roundtable Legal Representation Standards Committee – Former Co-Chair


Member of the Pennsylvania and Cumberland County Bar Associations; Cumberland County Inn of Court


Adjunct Professor of Advocacy at the Dickinson School of Law


Frequent trainer for the community- AOPC Dependency trainings, NBI and PBI panels, Children and Youth caseworker education, Court Appointed Special Advocates trainings, Citizen Police Academies


PinnacleHealth Children’s Resource Center Child Hero Awardee


Past trainer at Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County


Past Member of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and Child Abuse Coalition


Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series – Class of 2010: selected to participate in a leadership program for women in public service


Born, raised and lives in Central Pennsylvania.


Graduate of Dickinson School of Law – J.D. 2001;  Penn State University – B.A. 1997 – Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society; Carlisle Area High School.


Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill.

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85% of cases heard in Court of Common Pleas involve Domestic Violence or Child Abuse     180 Pennsylvania residents lost their lives in 2009 by domestic violence    Peck Won More Than 1200 convictions    Peck Won 235 cases of domestic violence    30 children witnessed domestic violence murders in 2009    Peck Won 120 cases of sexual assault and child abuse crimes    Peck Won 45 cases of robbery    Peck Won 85 cases of burglary and criminal trespass