Doug Lavenberg for
"I am honored to serve my neighbors and the community which I have dedicated my life to in the role of Magisterial District Judge."
Ambler & Upper Dublin
An Upper Dublin High School alumnus and a lifelong resident, Doug is raising his family in this community, and is deeply invested in the well-being of his neighbors. After completing his undergraduate degree at Penn State University and law degree at Drexel University he pursued a career in public service for the people of Montgomery County. For over a decade he has gained extensive experience in criminal law, becoming intimately familiar with the rules of criminal procedure and evidence while handling thousands of cases between District Court and the Court of Common Pleas. He gained additional experience as a Montgomery County Arbiter, sitting as fact-finder in dozens of proceedings and deciding on civil matters ranging from automobile accidents, contract disputes, debt collection, and personal injury. As District Judge, he will apply the same principles of fairness and integrity that have earned him respect throughout the legal community.
Having grown up in Upper Dublin, and now raising his family here, Doug knows how tight knit this community is and what the people of Upper Dublin and Ambler need in their District Judge. Since high school, Doug has dedicated his personal and professional life to serving and protecting the community. Doug ran the Community Service section of The Penn State Alumni Association for Montgomery County right after college, and has become deeply involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving during his career. He has also dedicated the past eight years to serving on the board of directors, and is the current President of the Triangle Club of Montgomery County, a sixty-year-old organization that provides college scholarships to area high schoolers.
Hometown Values You Know
Experience You Can Trust
"I know what works, and I know what doesn’t.
With this knowledge and experience, I would be able to hit the ground running."
More than a decade of experience in criminal law
Strong reputation for honesty and integrity
A clear understanding of the needs of our community
Family man passionate about community service
Strong reputation among colleagues, Judges,
and opposing counsel
Doug has built a career in public service in his role as a prosecutor at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for over a decade. In this role, he worked in a variety of units, leading to an extensive depth of knowledge in different areas of law. In his current assignment Doug has handled over a million dollars in illegal asset forfeiture and assisted in the destruction of well over a thousand firearms, doing his part to keep the community safe. Doug has also handled hundreds of preliminary hearings at the Magisterial District Court level, at nearly every District Court in Montgomery County.
Steered individuals into diversionary and treatment programs, helping them to get sober. Is an expert on the Good Samaritan Act which encourages individuals to call for help when there is an overdose event.
Known for displaying high ethical standards, integrity, trial preparation, diligence, availability, and professionalism. Extensive training and trial experience.
Has earned the Commendation for Distinguished Service to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office under three separate District Attorneys.
Objectives for the Court
Maintain the high level operation of the Court while continuing the legacy of respect and leadership the office has on surrounding jurisdictions.
Establish a mentorship program for area youth and young professionals.
Continue the open door and open dialogue policy for community members.
Create a sense of safety, calm, and confidence for the community.
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