Chris Hall has had a 30-year career fighting for equity and equality under the law and has been “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association. As the grandson, son, husband, and parent of teachers, he has worked his entire life for justice and fairness.That is why he is running to serve as Judge of Common Pleas to ensure that equal justice is served for all and to work to fight systemic racism within the judicial system.
Chris won the first environmental justice conviction in Pennsylvania against a corporate asbestos dumper in violation of the Clean Air Act, with a $1.5 million settlement for residents whose homes were damaged in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Southwest Philly. He also successfully led the first case against predatory mortgage lending in Pennsylvania, stopping companies that were preying on communities of color in North Philadelphia. Chris also fought to hold corrupt public officials accountable who siphoned off much-needed funding for public housing in the Logan neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Chris fundraises for cancer research through an annual bike ride and has coached youth soccer in one of the most diverse leagues in Southeast Pennsylvania. He lives in Chestnut Hill with his wife Mary Ann and has three adult children. Chris’s oldest son, a public school teacher, lives in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood, his daughter lives in Chicago, and his youngest son lives in South Philly.