Qiana Murphy Lehman, a Pittston native, announces her candidacy for the office of District Magistrate Judge for district 11-1-04 encompassing Pittston, Hughestown, Dupont, Duryea and Avoca.
Qiana is a trial lawyer who has prosecuted criminals with the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office and has trial experience on the civil law side working for local law firm, Brady & Grabowski. P.C.
Prior to maintaining an office with Brady & Grabowski, Attorney Lehman established her practice in downtown Pittston.
A Pittston Area Honors student, Qiana went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University before attending Law School at New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Attorney Lehman graduated law school Cum Laude before returning home to raise a family.
The Dupont resident is the advisor to the Young Lawyers Club at Pittston Area High School and the past president of the YLD division of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association.
In addition to her trial work, Attorney Lehman sits as a quasi-judicial officer serving as a Master in Divorce cases for Luzerne County.
A free kickoff party will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Germania Hose Company in Duryea.