Pittston native Joe Cosgrove nominated as judge of Commonwealth Court

By Geri Gibbons - ggibbons@timesleader.com

WILKES-BARRE — Attorney Joe Cosgrove, a Pittston native and former Luzerne County interim judge, has been nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve as a judge on Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Cosgrove has taught constitutional law at King’s College for many years and is outspoken against capital punishment.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, he has a master’s in theology from Notre Dame, and a master of arts from Marywood University in Scranton. He has served on the ethics committee at Misericordia University and served as chief legal counsel for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

“I’m honored that the governor chose me to serve on the court and look forward to a swift hearing and confirmation process,” Cosgrove said Monday. “I will work as hard as I can and to the best of my ability to serve the people of Pennsylvania in this important position.”


By Geri Gibbons


Reach Geri Gibbons at 570-991-6117 or on Twitter @TLGGibbons.

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