In the May 19, 2009, Commonwealth Court primaries, P. Kevin Brobson — a shareholder and chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Harrisburg office — won one of two GOP nominations. The win was noted by multiple sources the following day, including the Patriot-News and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

As noted in the Patriot-News article, titled "Midstater survives court fight," Brobson credited his win to "a low-key but determined campaign effort that saw him put nearly 10,000 miles on his car in a highly targeted door-to-door effort aimed at meeting as many Republican voters as he could, in all corners of the state."

"People want to know that we're working for this office," Brobson said during a celebration with family and friends. "They don't want to believe that we've been hand-picked for it."

According to the article, Patricia McCullough, a lawyer from Allegheny County, received 37.5 percent of the statewide Republican vote, while Brobson received 34.4 percent. The two will go on to face Democrats Barbara Ernsberger and Linda Judson for the two open seats on the Commonwealth Court this November.