President Judge Kevin Brobson will offer a new voice and perspective to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. He will be a voice of reason, a defender of the law as it is written, and a champion of fair and impartial justice.
Born and raised in Lycoming County, Kevin is the son of a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper and grandsonof former Philadelphia Police Officer. His mother worked at the Little League Baseball’s National
headquarters in Williamsport.
Kevin went to college and law school in Central Pennsylvania and then clerked for a federal judge in Philadelphia before becoming an associate with Pittsburgh-headquartered Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. He stayed in private practice for 14 years, working in commercial litigation and administrative law, eventually becoming a shareholder and practice group chair in the firm.
Since 2010, Kevin has served as a judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a statewide intermediate appellate court one step below the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Commonwealth Court is entrusted with the important responsibility of ensuring that government, at all levels, follows the law. He has not shied away from the controversial cases during his tenure. He has ruled in favor of gun rights, school choice, and, perhaps most notably, the justiciability of constitutional challenges to congressional districts drawn by the state legislature. His colleagues expressed their confidence in his collegiality, professionalism, and leadership when, in December 2020, they elected Kevin to serve as the 10th President Judge of the Commonwealth Court.
President Judge Brobson and his wife Lauren are raising their three children in a rural community just outside of Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Kevin is an active and engaged father and husband, often found coaching teams, cheering on the sidelines, running the after-school family shuttle, cooking dinner, and walking the family dogs.