Jill M. Scheidt, Esq.
|Jill M. Scheidt, Esquire received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1989.
While a student at Penn State, Jill played the clarinet in the marching and concert Blue Bands. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law in 1992.
Since 1992, Jill has practiced in Berks County with concentrations in civil litigation, criminal defense and family law. Jill has litigated a variety of cases to verdict, including premises liability, medical malpractice, motor vehicle negligence, assault, DUI and three murder cases, including one capital case. She has also taught courses in the paralegal program at the Pennsylvania State University in legal research, legal writing, civil procedure, criminal law and torts. She taught Introduction to Business as an adjunct instructor at Reading Area Community College. Jill has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1992 and was admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts since 1993.
Jill became involved in the Berks County Bar Association, after admission by joining the Young Lawyers Section and has remained active ever since. She was President of the Association in 2011. She currently chairs the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) Committee. She is a former editor of the Berks County Law Journal, and former Chair of the following committees: Outreach, Criminal Law and Governmental Affairs.
Recognizing that the Hispanic Community is especially vulnerable to fraud perpetrated by notaries public, Jill represented the Berks County Bar Association and the Daniel Torres Hispanic Center of Reading in a civil suit in 2005. The suit was against a non-lawyer notary who represented litigants in the Hispanic community. Jill was recognized in 2006 by then PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr. with the PBA President's Everyday Leader Award for her efforts. In 2014, Jill was honored with the Girl Scouts Take the Lead award.