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D. Neil McEwen
Judge Court of Common Pleas

Neil McEwen has served 11 1/2 years as a Mercer County Magisterial District Judge, hearing both civil and criminal matters with a proven track record of fair and equitable judgments.  Neil also served 8 1/2 years as a full-time Assistant District Attorney prosecuting all levels of crimes including major felonies and homicides and 6 years as the designated advocate to prosecute sex offenders.  Judge McEwen has also served as a former full-time Assistant Public Defender and zealous advocate protecting fundamental rights of the accused.
Judge McEwen has taught at Slippery Rock University as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department for over 10 years and is a former instructor at Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus teaching civil litigation for paralegals.
Neil graduated from Grove City Area High School.  He received his BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  He received advanced instruction at the National District Attorney Association, the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina in the areas of Trace Evidence, Technology, and Arson Investigation and Prosecution.  He also has 11 years of continuing education at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center.
Judge McEwen is active in his community serving as the Past President and member of the Grove City YMCA Board, Member of East Main Presbyterian Church, former volunteer at the Children's Hospital and Pittsburgh Cancer Center and is a former counselor at Camp Can-Do, a children's camp for kids with cancer.
Judge McEwen and his wife, Kristi, a medical professional and school nurse reside in Grove City and have two sons, Connor, a freshman at Bucknell University with a 4-year ROTC scholarship and a member of the track team and son, Cael, a senior at Grove City High School and an accomplished student athlete. 
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