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Harrisburg, PA, November 4, 2009 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to announce that Litigation shareholder P. Kevin Brobson has been elected to serve as a judge on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Brobson won one of two open seats on the court as a result of the November 3, 2009, statewide election.

Brobson, who has appeared before the Commonwealth Court repeatedly over the past 15 years, announced his candidacy earlier this year. He will assume office January 4, 2010.

About the Commonwealth Court

The Commonwealth Court is one of Pennsylvania's two statewide intermediate appellate courts. This court, which was established in 1968, is unlike any other state court in the nation. Its jurisdiction generally is limited to legal matters involving state and local government and regulatory agencies. Litigation typically focuses on such subjects as banking, insurance and utility regulation and laws affecting taxation, land use, elections, labor practices and workers compensation. Commonwealth Court also acts as a court of original jurisdiction, or a trial court, when lawsuits are filed by or against the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Court is made up of nine judges who serve 10-year terms. The president judge is chosen by his or her colleagues for a five-year term. The court generally decides cases in three-judge panels and sits in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

About Brobson

Brobson represents clients in trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with a particular focus on the insurance and health care industries. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Section and chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.