Brandon P. Neuman, Judge

Motions Court Practice

  • Please review Judge Neuman's Motions Practice Documentation.
  • Motions Court is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
  • Motions Court is held in person at:
    Washington County Courthouse
    1 S Main Street
    Courtroom 4
    Washington, PA 15301
  • The Court will NOT accept motions delivered by fax. 
  • The motion or cover letter should clearly indicate the date of presentation, and whether the motion is contested or uncontested.
  • A copy of the motion (not the original) with a proposed order attached shall be placed in the Motions Inbox. If the motion is withdrawn or consented to after sign-up, please notify the Court immediately to avoid needless review by the Court; withdrawn motions will be removed from the sign-up sheet.
  • In addition, on rare occasions, and only in the case of true emergencies, motions may be heard at the Court’s discretion. If the matter is an actual emergency, counsel/parties shall contact a law clerk for further instructions and scheduling. It is not an emergency if counsel/parties simply are not available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays when the Court is scheduled for motions.
  • The moving party SHALL list the motion on the sign-up sheet and provide Judge Neuman’s office with a copy of the motion to be presented at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled presentation date. Answers or responses shall be filed within these time frames as well. Failure to follow this procedure will result in Judge Neuman not entertaining the motion.

Case Assignments

Judge Neuman presides over the following:

  • Criminal Jury and Non-Jury Trials (Zone 2)
  • Pretrial Services (Zone 2)
  • Criminal Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") Cases (Non-alcohol based)
  • Fines, costs, and restitution hearings (if the sentencing judge is no longer on the bench)
  • Back-up for Summary Appeals and License Suspension Appeals

Judge of Term / Criminal Motions Judge - 2023

Judge Neuman is the Criminal Motions Judge in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Plea Practice

Judge Neuman requires that a guilty plea colloquy and terms of probation and parole (if applicable) be completed by the Defendant prior to Judge Neuman accepting a plea. This requirement may be waived for pleas involving only summary offenses.