Judge Daniel K. McCarthy, a resident of the City of Allentown, was nominated to be Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas by Governor Tom Wolf on June 13, 2016, and then unanimously confirmed by the Senate of Pennsylvania on June 29, 2016. He assumed his duties on the Court on July 22, 2016.
Judge McCarthy served as Lehigh County's Director of Administration from 2014-until his appointment to the Bench. In addition to over 35 years of private practice experience, he also served as a Lehigh County Commissioner (2002-2014), as well as a full-time Assistant City Solicitor to the City of Allentown, Solicitor to the South Whitehall Township Authority, Solicitor to the Allentown Parking Authority, Northampton County Assistant Public Defender, Special Counsel to the Borough of Bath, Allentown Fire Civil Service Commission and the Allentown Police Civil Service Commission. Additionally, Judge McCarthy served as a Court- Appointed Civil Arbitrator for the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas as well as a Chairman of Arbitrators for Lehigh County.
Judge McCarthy's commitment to community involvement is evidenced by his past and present memberships with the Lehigh County Historical Society, the Old Allentown Preservation Association, the Allentown Historical and Architectural Review Board, Abe Joseph Sertoma Club, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Civic Theater, Community Music School and Lehigh County Agricultural Society. 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.
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 455 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1614 • (610) 782-3000