The Honorable Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio

“In my courtroom, everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, and ethnic background, will be treated fairly, professionally, and in accordance with the law.”

he Honorable Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio

Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio shared the story behind her title with us on April 19, 2023.

Carolyn T. Carluccio is a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The incumbent Common Pleas Judge from Montgomery County will bring unmatched experience, proven temperament, and unquestioned impartiality to Pennsylvania’s highest Court.

Judge Carluccio was elected to the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in November 2009,where she has served with distinction as the Court’s first female President Judge in the County’shistory. As a common pleas judge, Carluccio was assigned to sit in the Criminal, Family and Civil Court Benches, and as an alternate Judge to Juvenile Court.

Judge Carluccio began her legal career as a Federal Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting large-scale drug dealers, bank robbers, and money launderers. Her work earned her recognition from the United States Secret Service and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Judge Carluccio served as the first-ever female Chief Public Defender for Montgomery County, where she managed a team of 35 staff and attorneys.

A registered republican, Judge Carluccio intends to pursue the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Republican Party. Judge Carluccio has earned the endorsement of Republican committee people in prior campaigns.

Judge Carluccio earned her Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and her Juris Doctor Degree from the Widener University School of Law. Carluccio’s Court Admissions include: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of Delaware, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court. Click here to read Judge Carluccio’s full resume.

A life-long resident of Montgomery County, Judge Carluccio is married to her husband with three adult children: Andrew, Charlie and Joseph.


Growing up in the Tornetta household, nothing was more important than family values and doing what was right.  Manners and respect were paramount in the family.  While Judge Carluccio may have been a bit shy as a little girl, she learned the art of performing from her Grandmother which led to her love of being a trial attorney.  That led to the confidence and courage it took to become the very first female President Judge in the history of Montgomery County Court.

Listen to our interview with Judge Carluccio below, on your favorite podcasting app, or watch on!

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