Adams County Court of Common Pleas 51st Judicial District

Adams County Court of Common Pleas 51st Judicial District

Several Orders of Court in response to Covid-19 have been released that impact, Court. Please review the Local Rules page for more information

About Us

We are committed to promoting the rule of law and preserving justice for all. We will heighten the value of the court institution for community members and court employees alike. We will serve the people through enlightened and proactive leadership, enhancing the quality of life within court offices, and delivering dignified, respectful, and efficient service to all members of the community. We will strive to identify and develop future generations of highly skilled and creative public servants who can preserve the court's best traditions, while ably meeting the challenges arising from rapid social change. 

As members of an institution vital to civilization, our mission is to deliver dignified, respectful, and efficient service to the community and to our peers, promoting the rule of law and preserving justice for the benefit of all. 

Court of Common Pleas Seal

Adams County Courthouse

117 Baltimore Street,
4th Floor,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Court Administration Staff

Donald Fennimore
District Court Administrator

Donna Cassatt
Deputy District Court Administrator

Laura Rowland
Deputy District Court Administrator

Roy A. Keefer
Chief Tipstaff

Corrie Ondrizek 
Chief Court Reporter

51st Judicial District Judges

The Adams County Court of Common Pleas is a trial court of Common Pleas in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The 51st Judicial District is composed of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas and 4 Magisterial Districts. 

Court Administration

To assist the Court to focus on the service of all matters brought to the Court, we will serve as partners with the Court in the administration of the business of managing and operating a worthy judicial enterprise.  

Active Administrative Orders Index

The following page contains the active Administrative Orders issued by the Common Pleas Judges of Adams County. Administrative Orders address long term administrative operations within a judicial district. 

Judicial Services