Daniel K. McCarthy Sworn in as a Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas
July 22, 2016
Firm member Daniel K. McCarthy
was sworn in as a Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas on Friday, July 22, 2016. McCarthy, who was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf on June 13 and approved by the State Senate on June 29, fills the vacancy on the Lehigh County bench that Judge William E. Ford created when he resigned in October.
"I'm very gratified that the governor has nominated me for the position. It's an opportunity to serve the people of Lehigh County in a different capacity," McCarthy told The Morning Call.
Mr. McCarthy served as a Lehigh County commissioner for 12 years and has served as the County's director of administration for the past two years. He has practiced law in the Lehigh Valley for over 42 years and has assisted corporations, developers, municipalities, entrepreneurs and other individuals with their complex legal matters. He previously served as Assistant City Solicitor to the City of Allentown, Solicitor to the South Whitehall Township Authority, Northampton County Assistant Public Defender, Special Counsel to the Allentown Fire Civil Service Commission and the Allentown Police Civil Service Commission, and Solicitor to the Allentown Parking Authority.
Mr. McCarthy was a member of the Allentown Historical and Architectural Review Board, and chairman of the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board. He is a Past President of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. He earned a J.D. from University of Houston School of Law, and a B.A. from University of Texas at El Paso.