Judge Daniel D. McCaffery
Judge Daniel D. McCaffery is the proud son of Irish immigrant parents Seamus and Margaret McCaffery, from Belfast, Northern Ireland. McCaffery was born and raised in Philadelphia, and graduated from Father Judge High School. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army, and served with the First Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas as a cavalry scout. McCaffery was selected to attend the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point Preparatory School. He received an Honorable Discharge and served three years with the Anny Reserve, 304th Civil Affairs Unit. McCaffery attended Temple University, receiving his B.A in 1988 and Temple School of Law, receiving his JD. in 1991.
Judge McCaffery served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Trials Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office from 1991 to 1997. He joined Freidman, Schuman, P.C. in Montgomery County, PA in 1997. He became a partner in 2000 and eventually chaired the firm's commercial litigation department and served on its management committee.
McCaffery was elected to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2013 and assigned to the Major Trials Unit of the Criminal Division, presiding over several hundred jury trials, thousands of bench trials, and pre- and post-trial motions. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 2019.
Judge McCaffery remains actively involved in civic and community affairs including serving as board member to Self Help Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Inc., and volunteer to the Father Judge Board of Advisors and Coach of the Father Judge High School Rugby team. He is the proud father of two daughters: Madison Jenkins, a Philadelphia public school teacher and Mairead McCaffery, a senior at Temple University.