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Judge Walter Strohl


Magisterial Court Judge


Judge Walter Strohl, known as 'Sonny' by friends and colleagues, has been a Middletown resident for over 55 years.   Appointed as Magisterial Court Judge by Governor Ed Rendell in 2007, Judge Strohl was subsequently elected by overwhelming majority Nov 2007, and again in November 2013 having now served as the Middletown Township Magisterial District Judge for the past 12 years.   Judge Strohl has earned respect and support among prosecutors, defense attorneys and the State Police alike and holds endorsements from the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, the Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police and the State of Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Associations.


Prior to taking the bench, Judge Strohl was the elected Constable for Middletown Township, a position he was re-elected for and held for 19 years.   Judge Strohl has served as the President of the Delaware County Constables Association and President of the Delaware County Judges Association.

Judge Strohl was raised and continues to live in the Bortondale section of the township. He is a 45 year active member of the Middletown Fire Company and served as Chief for many years as well as holding other important offices.  He is also an active member of the Glen Riddle Rotary, Middletown Township Historical Society, and Middletown Township Business and Professional Association. 

Judge Strohl holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University in Administration of Justice.   Judge Strohl was certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Minor Judiciary Education Board in 2005 and has continued his education over 14 years with courses at the Harrisburg State Capital.