Michael L. Krancer was nominated to serve on the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) by Governor Tom Ridge in October 1999. The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously confirmed the nomination and Judge Krancer took the oath of office in November 1999. Judge Krancer was named by Governor Rendell as Chief Judge and Chairman of the EHB in February 2003. He was re-nominated for a second term by the Governor in October 2005 and the Senate confirmed the nomination in early 2006. Judge Krancer stepped down from the Board in April 2007 to devote full time to his campaign for Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was Assistant General Counsel for the Exelon Corporation from June 2008 through October 2009. Judge Krancer was nominated by Governor Rendell to continue service as a Judge in August 2009 and was confirmed by the Senate in October 2009.
Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Krancer was a litigation partner at the Dilworth Paxson and Blank Rome firms in Philadelphia. He graduated, with distinction, in 1980 from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics and in 1983 from the Washington and Lee University School of Law where he was first in his class and was elected to Order of the Coif. He served as a writer and an editor on the school’s Law Review. He was also a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph S. Lord, III, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, while in law school.
Judge Krancer is a life-long resident of Montgomery County where he attended public schools. He graduated from Harriton High School. He lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife, Barbara, and children David, Bayard, Christine and Brooke.