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We are happy to announce that one of our firm’s own – Attorney Tom Capehart – won his Primary Election bid for Lehigh County Judge and earned a place on the ballot as one of six candidates running for three seats on the Court of Common Pleas in the November General Election.
Tom would bring more than 30 years of legal experience to the bench, nearly half with Gross McGinley. During that time, Tom has worked with Lehigh Valley businesses and individuals providing business, litigation, estates, real estate and municipal legal guidance. He also provides services to the Lehigh Valley Community as the City of Allentown Paramedics‘ Union (SEIU) Heart and Lung Hearing Officer; Legal Counsel for the East Penn Chamber of Commerce and the Emmaus Main Street Partners; and, Solicitor for the Borough of Coopersburg and Municipal Water Authority.
Tom is highly recommended by the Bar Association of Lehigh County (BALC) and, as a court-appointed Arbitrator, he has experience hearing and deciding cases, as was noted by BALC in their rating.
Outside the office, Tom is active in the Greater Lehigh Valley community. He served on the Board of the Lehigh Conference of Churches having just ended serving two three year terms (and continues to serve on the Conference’s Interfaith Action Committee and Justice and Advocacy Committee) and serves as an Elder at his own church, St. John’s UCC in Emmaus. As a long-time member of the Emmaus Lions Club, Tom was awarded the Melvin Jones Award for dedicated service. Additionally, for over 20 years, he has served as a PIAA football official typically working as a Line Judge on Friday night varsity games in the EPC and Colonial leagues.
We wish Tom Capehart success as he continues his run for judge this November!