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P. Kevin Brobson, a shareholder and chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Harrisburg office, was recently featured in a number of publications across Pennsylvania, including the September 29, 2009, editions of the Times Leader and Citizen's Voice; the October 9, edition of the Altoona Mirror; the October 19, edition of Pennsylvania Law Weekly; the October 20, edition of the Sun Gazette; the October 21 and 25 editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; the October 29, edition of The Legal Intelligencer; and the October 30, edition of The Evening Sun. In the Times Leader article, titled "State court hopeful touts his experience," Brobson — a Republican candidate running for the Commonwealth Court — discussed his run for office, including why he's a good fit to serve on Pennsylvania's intermediate appellate court.

"I decided in early January that this was the perfect opportunity to serve the public," Brobson said. "I feel I have the right experience to serve on Commonwealth Court."

As explained in the article, "The court was established in 1968 and its jurisdiction generally is limited to legal matters involving state and local government and regulatory agencies. Litigation typically focuses on such areas as banking, insurance and utility regulation and laws affecting taxation, land use, elections, labor practices and workers' compensation. … Commonwealth Court is made up of nine judges who serve 10-year terms. The court generally decides cases in three-judge panels and sits in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh."

Brobson explained how he "is seeking to apply his experience and recognition as a state administrative law and appellate lawyer to the position of judge." The article noted how the Pennsylvania Bar Association recommended his candidacy, noting that "he has demonstrated the legal ability sufficient to have earned the respect of lawyers and members of the bench" and "has the appropriate judicial temperament" to serve on the court.

Brobson referenced his broad experience with the Commonwealth Court, as well as his successful practice, which focuses on "matters frequently considered by the court, such as insurance and health care regulation, professional licensure and government contracting."

As a result of campaigning across the state, Brobson said he senses a "crisis of confidence" in the judiciary at all levels.

"The people of Pennsylvania deserve a judicial branch they can have confidence in," he said.