Office: For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Election Date: 11/5/2013
Timika Lane was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She attended the McCall School, Friends Select and West Philadelphia Catholic High School. She graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C., where she earned a degree in History with a minor in Political Science. While attending Howard, Timika was a student leader, and made the Dean's list.
She learned the importance and value of public service at a very young age from her mother, a retired Philadelphia police detective. With those values instilled in her, Lane turned down more financially lucrative opportunities in order to take on the challenge of teaching middle school in the Prince George's County, Maryland School District for several years after graduating college.
Following a successful teaching career and diligent self-reflection, she decided to pursue a career in law. In 2002, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. While attending Law school, Lane, a person who always seeks ways to serve her community, worked for the Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project and the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project. She also co-chaired the Black Law Students Community Outreach program and served as Treasurer of the Student Bar Association.
Timika Lane's law career is defined by her ever present desire and dedication to serve her community. Early in her career, Lane served as a judicial law clerk and as a Certified Legal Intern with the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. She also worked with the law offices of Michael Nix. There she represented clients in various areas of Family and Civil Law. Lane also represented indigent families involved in various matters as a Certified Child Advocate Attorney. She then went on to work as a major trial attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia where her primary duty was to litigate complex criminal jury and waiver trials for under served adults and juveniles in Philadelphia's criminal justice system.