Sneha Girap (Editor)

Kevin Dougherty

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Name  Kevin Dougherty

Kevin Dougherty KevinDoughertyaaaJPG
Alma mater  Antioch School of Law Temple University
Education  Temple University, Antioch School of Law

Kevin dougherty tv ad chief


Kevin M. Dougherty is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Before his election in 2015, Dougherty had served on the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia since 2001, serving as an administrative judge of the trial division.

Contents

Kevin Dougherty Philadelphia judge seeks seat on state Supreme Court

He had been appointed to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge in 2001, and was elected to the first of two 10-year terms later that year, receiving the most vote among 14 candidates. After his election, he requested to be assigned to the family division, where he felt he could have the most significant societal impact, and has prided himself on helping families and children during his judicial career. Dougherty became Supervising Judge of the Juvenile Division of Philadelphia Family Court in 2003. There he implemented reforms like easing access to the court and what he called a "changing of the culture" among a judiciary of mostly older judges. He received 78 percent of the vote when he ran for retention in 2011, and received support from both Democrats and Republicans.

Kevin Dougherty Dougherty Dems Win Supreme Court Race Citified

Dougherty graduated from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. in 1988, and is a graduate of Temple University. He ran as a Democrat for Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2015, and was part of a Democratic sweep of all three court vacancies, along with David Wecht, and Christine Donohue. They defeated Republican candidates Judith Olsen, Michael George, and Anne Covey, in a campaign that saw more than $15 million in donations from special interests. Dougherty received a "recommended" rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and received strong support from organized labor groups, in part due to Dougherty's relationship with his brother, Philadelphia labor leader John J. Dougherty. Dougherty was the campaign's top fundraiser, raising more than $3.5 million.

Kevin Dougherty wwwpoliticspacomwpcontentuploads201504Kevi

Dougherty grew up in South Philadelphia in what he described as a "very blue-collar, working-class neighborhood", and was the first from his family to graduate college, working three part-time jobs as he attended Temple.

Hirelyrics personal injury class action names phila judge kevin dougherty most liability


References

Kevin Dougherty Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Christopher Benfey
Simon Pellaud
Christian Covington
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L