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Capehart announces candidacy for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.

“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.

Capehart is a graduate of Emmaus High School. He graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of Akron School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania courts, as well as the eastern, middle and western districts of the United States District Court and the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Capehart is a partner with Gross McGinley LLP, a 33-lawyer general practice firm based in Allentown. During his career, he has provided a range of legal services in litigation, business, real estate, divorce/matrimonial law, municipal law and wills, trusts and estate matters. Capehart’s work has earned him the highest possible ethical rating from a national attorney review organization, as well as a distinguished peer rating for high professional achievement.

Capehart dedicates significant time to civic groups, such as East Penn Chamber of Commerce, as a board member and past president; Board of the Lehigh Conference of Churches, which provides housing and food for the underprivileged; and Emmaus Lions Club, with a primary mission to help the blind and visually impaired. The Lions Club awarded him the Melvin Jones Award for dedicated service. He has also served as a PIAA football official for nearly two decades, officiating high school football.

“Having spent my life here, having raised my children here and having given my time in making our community stronger, I am well prepared to serve the people of Lehigh County,” he said.

Capehart lives in Upper Milford Township with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Matthew and Laura.