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Judge Maria L. Dantos

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Lehigh County Ag
17 South 7Th Street
Allentown , Pennsylvania 18101
United States

Company Description: With the help of well-trained, caring volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) agency, provides two meals each weekday to homebound...   more

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  • law degree
    Syracuse University College of Law
  • undergraduate degree
    Rutgers University
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Jamie Silvonek's attorney John Waldron ..., 17 April 2015 [cached]
Jamie Silvonek's attorney John Waldron confirmed Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos signed an order denying his request to have her transferred to a juvenile facility.
Three Bronx, N.Y., men are charged ..., 18 Dec 2001 [cached]
Three Bronx, N.Y., men are charged in the murder, but two defendants are expected to agree to plea bargains, Lehigh County First Assistant District Attorney Maria Dantos said Monday.
Pleas are expected from Alvin Davis, 44, and Grady Dickey, 26, Dantos said.
During Monday's hearing, Dantos said the probable cause affidavit "is old news" because a district justice has since ruled Wallace can be held for trial.
Dantos said, objecting to Neely questioning Hefflefinger about Hurdle's statements.
Dantos said she doesn't have to present evidence at a pretrial hearing.She said testimony at Wallace's preliminary hearing demonstrates that Santiago was tortured.
Santiago was killed from blunt force trauma to the neck and suffered a skull fracture, Dantos told the judge.
A standing-room-only crowd of people who ..., 28 July 2007 [cached]
A standing-room-only crowd of people who have known Maria L. Dantos since she was born, since she became a lawyer and one of Lehigh County's most successful prosecutors, and every stage in between, gathered Friday to wish her a collective "Kali epitihia" as the county's newest judge.
Translated from the Greek, it means "Much success."
At Dantos' induction ceremony before a crowd of more than 200, people who worked with Dantos, opposed her in court, learned from her, and admired her humanity, compassion and devotion to family and justice stood and clapped loudly as she took her place on the bench.
Current and former judges, lawmakers, lawyers and staff members of court-related offices joined family and friends of Dantos, campaign workers and crime victims and their families in Courtroom 2A, whose walls are adorned with pictures of retired judges and cracked, faded portraits of judges long past.
Many superlatives were used to describe Dantos.She was called a tireless fighter, a selfless mentor to young lawyers, an experienced coach to police and a mother who always had time for her children even with a rigorous, pressure-filled work schedule.
Dantos, 46, of Lower Macungie Township, is a former public defender who was hired as an assistant district attorney in 1989 and named first assistant district attorney in 2001.She successfully prosecuted numerous homicide cases that resulted in sentences of death and life in prison.
Dantos, a Republican, was nominated by Gov.
That term expires the first Monday in January, but Dantos is running for a full 10-year term in the November election.
Because of Wallitsch's opening and the upcoming retirement of two county judges, voters will choose three new judges in the fall, bringing the number to 10.
Dantos was the top vote-getter on both Republican and Democratic ballots in the May primary election.Receiving a total of 19,671 votes, she was 3,691 votes ahead of her closest opponent.
On Friday, Dantos raised her right hand and pledged to uphold the U.S. and state constitutions as her children, Michael, 12, and Evangelena, 9, held a Bible.
Silvonek's attorney John Waldron ..., 17 April 2015 [cached]
Silvonek's attorney John Waldron confirmed Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos signed an order denying his request to have her transferred.
Judge Maria L. Dantos :: Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
Judge Maria L. Dantos
Judge Maria L. Dantos Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Maria L. Dantos received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1982 and her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1985. Judge Dantos served Lehigh County as a Public Defender from 1986 to 1989. She began her service in the District Attorney's Office as an Assistant in 1989. She served as Deputy District Attorney, Chief Deputy District Attorney, and in 2001 was appointed First Assistant District attorney. She was the supervising attorney for the Lehigh County Investigating Grand Jury and the Homicide Task Force. She has been an instructor for the Allentown Police Academy, the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She is the recipient of the Colonel John J. Schafer Award for excellence in law enforcement. She was appointed by the Governor to fill a vacancy on the bench in June of 2007 and was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Lehigh County in November 2007.
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