Former Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has been reappointed as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
First appointed to the Board in February 2019, Rafferty’s reappointment means he will serve on the Disciplinary Board until April 1, 2025.
Rafferty currently serves of counsel for the Law Office of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, assisting with legislative initiatives and issues with a primary emphasis on client development, recruitment, and retention.
Prior to his appointment on the Disciplinary Board, former Sen. Rafferty served the 44th Senatorial District which included Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties. Before he ran for the Senate, Sen. Rafferty practiced law in private practice focusing on education, real estate, zoning, business and estate law. He also served as a former Pennsylvania deputy attorney general in the criminal law division where he investigated and prosecuted Medicaid fraud.
Throughout Sen. Rafferty’s time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was also appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Sen. Rafferty previously served as a member of the Methacton School Board and was elected as member of the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and earned his master’s degree from Beaver College and his law degree from Temple University.
Created in 1972, the Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. The board assists the Supreme Court in the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania.
Disciplinary Board members, which include 10 lawyers and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth, meet regularly to decide cases, policies, and board administrative matters. All members of the Disciplinary Board serve as unpaid volunteers.