Mincarelli is the second candidate to announce a running judgeship.

WEST CHESTER, PA – With the historic Chester County Courthouse as a backdrop, Judge Lou Mincarelli, who is currently a member of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, announced his candidacy for an elected term on the district bench.

Minceralli was nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf in July and confirmed to fill a vacancy on the court by the Pennsylvania Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.

“My time as a judge has given me an even better understanding of justice, impartiality and duty. Should I be fortunate enough to be elected to the bench for a full term, I will be ready to serve on day one and my legal and life experiences as a lawyer, attorney, husband, father and volunteer in the community inspire me preparing that position,” Mincarelli said.

Before becoming the 67th judge in the 231-year history of the Chester County Court, Mincarelli served the people of Pennsylvania as a victim advocate, assistant district attorney and defense attorney for the less fortunate as a partner in private practice

“The foundation of who I am begins with the values ​​of hard work and dedication,” Mincarelli said. “These core beliefs were instilled in me at an early age by my parents. I’m proud that I worked full-time to get me through law school at night. “

Mincarelli said he also worked at Temple Law School as a victim advocate in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and experienced firsthand the impact crime has on victims and their families.

work experience

After law school, he served as a prosecutor in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office under the legendary Lynne Abraham and was assigned to oversee a groundbreaking community courts program.

This program focused on stopping repeat offenses by criminals who were mentally ill and chemically dependent.

“I’ve been on the front lines of fighting the growing opioid epidemic and the mental health crisis,” Mincarelli said. “I later transferred to the Trials Division, where I was assigned to the Major Trials Unit for several years prosecuting criminals for violent crimes.”

In 2010, Mincarelli was a founding partner of the Philadelphia-based firm of McCullough, McLaughlin, Mincarelli and McCloskey Attorneys at Law.

“I’ve represented clients from all backgrounds and walks of life,” he said. “I have helped some of the most vulnerable members of our society as well as some of the wealthiest.

Some of my clients have been professional athletes, prosecutors, police officers, deputy sheriffs, doctors, and other professionals.

Other customers have included the homeless, the mentally ill, chemically addicted and children of parents unable to adequately care for them. I am honored and honored to represent each and every one of them.”