The Honorable Bernard L. Coates, Jr., Judge. Elected to bench November 2009.
Born July 20,1960 in Harrisburg, PA. Graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School , Pennsylvania State University and the University of Dayton School of Law. Dauphin County Assistant District Attorney 1985- 1987; Associate with the law office of Thomas and Thomas 1987-1988; Associate with Mancke and Wagner 1988-1993. Sole practitioner 1993-2009. Steelton Borough Council from 1988-1990. Dauphin County Juvenile Master 2000-2009. Cornelius Award for 2010. 2011 Election Board. Judge for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Pennsylvania Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition; Guest lecturer at Penn State Dickinson School of Law 2012-2014. Children: Caleigh Marie and Trey.