Dan McCaffery was elected to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in 2013 after 16 years as civil trial attorney in commercial litigation and, before that, six years at Assistant D.A. in Philadelphia.
As a candidate for Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, Dan brings his experience presiding over 100 jury trials and literally thousands of bench trials. He knows his way around a courtroom.
Dan grew up in Philadelphia, the son of a union printer who had fled Ireland with Dan’s mother to escape the violence of “the troubles.” As he notes in his own biography, “he understands intolerance.” Dan is the youngest of seven children. His mother was an SEIU member who worked in janitorial services for the Philadelphia Schools.
After graduating from high school, Dan joined the Army, serving in the First Cavalry Division. He has an undergraduate degree from Temple University and a law degree from Temple’s Beasley School of Law.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association rated Dan the only candidate deserving of “Highly Recommended.” In so doing the PA Bar noted his “professionalism and good judicial temperament” as well as his “proven record of judicial leadership, high ethical standards, and dedication to the legal profession.”
He has earned the endorsement of Democratic committees in several southeastern PA counties, including Delco, because of his party activism as well as his judicial record. He was on the City Democratic Committee, served for decades with State Committee, and was legal counsel to the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee.
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