Pittsburgh, PA - Jessel Costa announced his campaign for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas today, saying "In nearly a decade as an attorney working as a public defender AND a prosecutor, I've gained experience that few other attorneys see over their entire careers."
Jessel began his career as an attorney at the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender where he handled hundreds of cases and clients at all levels of the court system.
He spent the last six years serving as a Deputy Attorney General prosecuting some of the most heinous crimes imaginable including child sexual abuse and child pornography offenses. Jessel presided over hundreds of investigations and cases in more than 20 counties throughout western Pennsylvania. Jessel now works in private practice where he specializes in criminal defense cases.
"I'm proud of the work we've done helping to make sure Allegheny County, and all of Pennsylvania, are safe. I look forward to bringing that same dedication and commitment to the office of Judge in the Court of Common Pleas," said Costa.
Jessel was born and raised in Forest Hills, and currently lives with his family in the City of Pittsburgh’s South Side. He is a graduate of Central Catholic High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and the the Duquesne University School of Law.