Judge Bernard L. McGinley


January 2008 to December 2017


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1970
  • John Carroll University, B.S., 1967

Military Experience

  • U.S. Army Reserve, Medical Service Corps, Captain, 1971-76

Professional Experience

  • Elected a judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Elected a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, 1981
  • Private law practice, 1975-81
  • Chairman, Board of Viewers, Allegheny County, 1975-80
  • Instructor of criminal law, Allegheny County Community College, 1974-75
  • Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County, 1971-74
  • Judicial law clerk, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County

Memberships and Associations

  • 1988 Bicentennial Committee of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
  • Tamburitzans, Director
  • Easter Seals, former Honorary Chairman