Henry Sias

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge, At-Large

Henry will be the first openly trans man to be elected a judge in the United States!

Biography

Henry Sias is a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer in Philadelphia. He serves as a Commissioner on Pennsylvania’s trailblazing Commission on LGBTQ Affairs. He co-founded a nonprofit that has provided thousands of free expungements for low-income Philadelphians. His legal career includes clerking for two Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and two judges in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Henry manages an appellate-oriented civil rights and immigration practice in Philadelphia, representing victims of discrimination in employment, housing, and similar matters. He has been involved with Philadelphia’s indigent defense program for over ten years, and has contributed to efforts to reform that program. He has also represented several transgender individuals as part of his pro bono work, in name changes and in cases involving medical care and coverage. He received his law degree from Yale Law School.

Importance of Candidacy: 

  • Henry will be the first openly trans man to be elected a judge in the United States!

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