Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nilon passed away Thursday as a result of a form of brain cancer, sources told YC.
Delaware County President Judge Kevin Kelly released a statement to us following the story we broke a few days before the new year.
Judge James F. Nilon, Jr. was elected to a ten-year term on the Delaware County Common Pleas Court on November 8, 2005. In November, 2015, Judge Nilon was retained for a second ten-year term.
He was a graduate of Archmere Academy, PMC College and the Delaware Law School of Widener University, where he served as a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society.
He was admitted to the bar in 1978 and was involved in the general practice of law.
Prior to his election to the Court of Common Pleas, he served as Magisterial District Judge, Middletown Township, for more than 16 years. He was President of the District Judge Association in 2003.
Judge Nilon most recently presided in the Criminal Trial Section.