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Jules Joshua Mermelstein

Jules Joshua Mermelstein, American lawyer, educator, commissioner. Bar: Pennsylvania 1980, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1980, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1982, United States Supreme Court 1983.

Background

  • Mermelstein, Jules Joshua was born on April 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry and Ellen Jane (Greenberg) Mermelstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1977. Juris Doctor, American University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1979. Master of Education, Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1994.

    Career

    • Partner Mermelstein & Light, Norristown and Hatboro, Pennsylvania, 1980-1983. Vice president, general counsel American Insurance Consultant, Feasterville, 1983. Staff attorney Hyatt Legal Services, Philadelphia, 1983-1984, managing attorney, 1984-1985.

      Private practice Philadelphia/Montgomery County, 1985-1993. Teacher, social studies coordinator The Bridge, 1997-1999. Attorney Levin & Associates, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, 1998—2001, managing attorney, 2002—2003.

      Title agent Forward Abstract, LLC, Glenside, 2002—2005. Social studies teacher School District Philadelphia, 2005—2007, Upper Dublin School District, since 2007. Professor law St. Matthew School Law, Philadelphia, 1985—1987.

      Adjunct professor criminal justice Glassboro State University, New Jersey, 1988. Faculty political science department Temple University, 1989. Educational consultant Interim House, 1998—2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1980, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1980, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1982, United States Supreme Court 1983.

    Works

    • Editor: The Montco Democrat, 1990-1992.

    Membership

    Volunteer attorney American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia, 1980-1993. Chairman Tikkun Olam (Repair the World) Committee, 1989-1992, 98-2000. Area representative Montgomery County Democratic Executive Committee, 1982-1985, 88-94.

    Treasurer, 1994-1998, candidate coordinator, 1982, nominee for district attorney, 1983, committeeman, 1973-1977, 82-85, 88-92, campaign manager Talbot for state legislation, 1988. Upper Dublin chairman Dukakis-Bentsen, 1988, chair Upper Dublin Democratic Committee, 1990-1991, commissioner Upper Dublin Township, since 1992, vice president, 2006-2008, president, since 2008. Democratic candidate Pennsylvania State Legislation, 2000.

    Board directors Reconstructionist Congregation Or Hadash, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1988-1992, 96-2000, 2001-2003, 2006-2008, confirmation teacher, since 1994.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Susan Applebaum, August 18, 1974. Children: Hannah Leona, Benjamin Isaac.
    • father: Harry Mermelstein
    • mother: Ellen Jane (Greenberg) Mermelstein
    • spouse: Ruth Susan Applebaum
    • children: Hannah Leona Mermelstein
    • Benjamin Isaac Mermelstein
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    Born April 25, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1977
      Temple University
    • 1979
      American University
    • 1994
      Beaver College
    • 1980 - 1983
      Partner, Mermelstein & Light
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      staff attorney, Hyatt Legal Services
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983
      vice president, American Insurance Consultant
    • 1983
      general counsel, American Insurance Consultant
    • 1985 - 1993
      private practice, Philadelphia/Montgomery County
    • 1997 - 1999
      teacher, The Bridge
    • 1997 - 1999
      social studies coordinator, The Bridge
    • 1998 - 2001
      attorney, Levin & Associates
      Wyncote, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2002 - 2005
      title agent Forward Abstract
      Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2005 - 2007
      social studies teacher, School District Philadelphia
    • 2007
      social studies teacher, School District Philadelphia
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