Wade Albert

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge, At-Large

Wade will be a leading voice for LGBTQ equality on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Biography

Wade Albert is an experienced attorney and progressive community leader running for judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Albert began his formal legal career clerking for two preeminent trial judges on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Since then, Albert has been in private practice on both the plaintiff and defense sides primarily handling labor and employment law.

Albert has a passion for public service as demonstrated by his extensive history of pro bono work and fighting for progressive causes. He previously served as President of the Center City Residents’ Association, one of the oldest continuing civic associations in Philadelphia. Albert served on the boards of numerous political action committees that seek to elect progressive leaders in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties, and at the statewide level. Among other things, he chaired the endorsement process for Philadelphia’s Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club for four full election cycles.

As an employment law attorney, Albert knows firsthand how a criminal record – even for minor, victimless drug crimes – can impact a person’s ability to get a job, earn a living wage, and obtain housing. For the last several years, Albert has volunteered at and run expungement clinics throughout Philadelphia, resulting in hundreds of charges being cleared from his clients’ criminal records.

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