"As Prosecutors, we have the opportunity to be the voice of the voiceless- the victim. We must use that voice powerfully, ethically, and wisely, lest it lose its credibility."

-Jennifer Popovich, Esq.

Jennifer Marie Popovich, Esq. is the First Assistant District Attorney for Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  After graduating as Valedictorian from Quigley Catholic High School in 1996, Attorney Popovich went on to Duquesne University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Classical Civilizations.  She went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2002.  She served as the Lead Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce.  Her Note, “He Shoots, He Scores?  The Potential for Success of Fan-Based Lawsuits after Potechin v. Yashin” was published in the Journal of Law and Commerce, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 2001.

Attorney Popovich began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge John D. McBride of the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas, who was serving as the Administrative Criminal Judge.  In 2003, she served as a Deputy Public Defender, representing indigent clients in all stages of criminal proceedings.  In February 2005, Attorney Popovich began her career as a prosecutor, focusing mostly on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Homicide prosecutions.  Attorney Popovich is the Chair of the Beaver County Multidisciplinary Investigative Team, which focuses on child abuse and sexual assault investigations and prosecutions.  To date, has prosecuted 12 homicide cases, and has tried well over 25 jury trials, including 6 homicides and 2 capital cases.  She is a member of the Beaver County Death Penalty Review Board, which reviews all homicide prosecutions.  In January, 2016, Attorney Popovich was promoted to Second Assistant District Attorney, and was again quickly promoted in April, 2016 to First Assistant District Attorney.  Currently, Attorney Popovich handles all major case prosecutions.        

jennifer popovich's Course list:

  • Using Victimology in the Courtroom: Rules of Evidence