Greensburg attorney vies for open seat on common pleas panel
Greensburg lawyer Bill McCabe has made his career in the courtroom for more than three decades.
Now, McCabe wants to ensure he spends his workdays under the courthouse dome serving as a Common Pleas judge.
McCabe, 57, of North Huntingdon announced Tuesday he is a candidate for one open seat on the county bench to replace Judge John Driscoll, who was forced into retirement at the end of last year.
“In my career the most satisfying experiences as a lawyer occurred when I represented a client in the courtroom. Serving as a judge would allow me to work in the environment I like the most,” McCabe said.
A registered Democrat, McCabe will appear on both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots on May 21.
The judicial vacancy was created by the mandatory retirement of Driscoll, who has since filed a lawsuit seeking to be reinstated. That case is pending in Commonwealth Court.
McCabe was hired by Driscoll in 1982 to serve as an assistant district attorney. After working as a county prosecutor for four years, McCabe left to join his current Greensburg law firm, DeBernardo, Antoniono, McCabe, Davis and DeDiana.
McCabe handles criminal and civil cases.
“I've reached a point in my profession where I think I have now acquired the experience where I can be the most effective as a judge,” McCabe said. “I've been campaigning in this county for the last 32 years without knowing it.”
Rich Cholodofsky is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-830-6293 .
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