The Honorable Stanley Ott started in an Of Counsel role at Mannion Prior in early 2019. Prior to working with the firm, Judge Ott served as a Common Pleas Judge in the 38th Judicial District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since 1988. In 1994, he became Administrative Judge of the Orphans' Court Division. In 2016, he assumed Senior Judge status until his retirement at the end of 2018. Two hundred of his written opinions have been published in the Fiduciary Reporter.
Judge Ott taught the Orphans’ Court practice course at the Court of Common Pleas Judicial School – for newly elected judges – from 2014-2018. Additionally, he served as a leader among his fellow judges as the Chair of the Orphans' Court Section of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges from 1998 to 2006, and as a judicial representative to the Joint State Government commission's working group on guardianships in 2006-2007.
Judge Ott remains a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, where he served as Director from 2003-2008. He served as adjunct faculty at both Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University, where he taught Trial Advocacy. He is currently a member of the Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee on Decedents' Estates Laws and he serves on the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee. Judge Ott graduated from Lafayette College and the Cornell Law School.