Justice Seamus P. McCaffery


January 2008 to December 2017


  • LaSalle University, B.A., 1977
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1989

Military Experience

  • U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force Reserve, 40 years
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Captain, 1968-1985
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, Colonel, 1985-2008
  • Regional Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for Homeland Defense

Professional Experience

  • Philadelphia Police Department, 20 years
  • Elected a judge of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, 1993
  • Appointed Administrative Judge of Municipal Court, 2001
  • Elected a judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, 2003
  • Elected a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2007

Awards and Honors

  • American Legion, Man of the Year
  • Catholic War Veterans, Man of the Year
  • Philadelphia Shomrim, Fellowship Award
  • John Peter Zenger Distinguished Jurist Award
  • Chapel of Four Chaplains, Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion
  • Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Hall of Fame, inductee
  • Air Force Association, Distinguished Pennsylvanian
  • Retired Philadelphia Police & Firefighters, Man of the Year
  • U.S. Air Force Reserves, Squadron Commander of the Year
  • Air Force Security Police, Commander of the Year
  • The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Humanitarian Award
  • The Emerald Education Association, Man of the Year
  • Numerous Military Awards and Decorations