Greg is a proud graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law. Since graduating, he has been an active trial attorney in the Philadelphia courts, where he has had the privilege of advocating on behalf of hundreds of clients over the years. Greg’s law practice has largely focused on criminal defense, and he also brings some experience in the family and civil courts.
When he is not advocating on behalf of his clients, Greg has been adjunct faculty at Temple Law. In addition, he is a member in good standing of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Temple Law Alumni Association, and the Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court.
Greg and his wife, Sarah Wasch, are licensed Philadelphia foster parents and members of the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. In this endeavor, Greg and Sarah opened up their home with the particular desire to provide support and stability for teenagers in the foster care system. As foster parents, Greg and Sarah see themselves as advocates, truly wanting to help get what is best not only for a child placed in their home, but also for that child’s family.
Greg and Sarah are currently proud foster parents to Jasmine, who is a freshman in college. You can read more about Jasmine’s inspirational story here: Amid daunting odds, Philly Student Shines
Greg is very happily married to Sarah Wasch, MSW, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. After years working as a social worker in various capacities in Philadelphia, Sarah now is the Program Manager of the University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. Sarah is one of Pennsylvania’s leading experts on issues related to improving higher education outcomes for foster youth.
Before law school, Greg worked in youth ministry both abroad and in the states. Even after gaining his law degree, Greg became a big brother with Philadelphia’s chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, beginning a mentorship relationship that still continues until this day.
“As a criminal defense attorney, I learned two things very quickly. One is that the judges matter... a lot. And the other is that the criminal justice system really has a way of chewing people up. Seeing many problems, I began to wonder if I should try to become a judge. Then, as a foster dad, I saw firsthand a family court system that is ill-equipped to make decisions that are truly in the best interests of the children and families who enter those courtrooms. Frustrated with the injustices experienced by my fellow Philadelphians, it became clear to me that I have something unique to offer to the bench.”
“My wife and I live our lives desiring to help the most vulnerable in our community. And I truly believe that the best way for me to do that going forward would be as a judge.”
— Gregory Weyer
Greg and Sarah love their home and their neighborhood in South Philadelphia, where they live in the Graduate Hospital area. Over the years, Greg has been happy to be involved with numerous events in the neighborhood, including block clean ups, zoning meetings, safety meetings, and block parties.
During the nominating petition period, from Febrary 19 to March 12, the campaign will be collecting signatures to include Gregory Weyer on the official primary ballot.
The last day to register as a Democrat and participate in the primary election to nominate Gregory Weyer for Judge is April 22, 2019.
On May 21, 2019 vote Gregory Weyer for Judge in the Philadelphia Municipal Primary. To participate in the primary you must be registered to vote as a Democrat by April 22, 2019.