Senator Rafferty re-joined the firm in an Of Counsel capacity after serving 4 terms as the Pennsylvania State Senator for the 44th District. He is a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and will serve a term expiring December 1, 2021. John served as the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and member of the Appropriations, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and Law and Justice Committees. He previously served on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and in 2013 was appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. Additionally, he was the prime sponsor of Act 89 – The Comprehensive State Transportation Legislation and also the prime sponsor of the Comprehensive Updates to Pennsylvania DUI Legislation.
John Rafferty was a member of the Methacton School Board from 1980 to 1984. He also represented Methacton in the operation of the Vo-Tech School as a member of the North Montco Vo-Tech Joint School Authority from 1981 to 1984. After serving on the Methacton School Board, he was elected to serve as a member of the Lower Providence Township Board of Supervisors. Additionally, John served an eight-year term as a member of the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals.
A Lower Providence resident, John earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1975, a master’s degree from Beaver College in 1984 and a law degree from Temple University (J.D. 1988). He is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association.
- Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
- Beaver College (M.A., 1984)
- University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1975)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Supreme Court
Professional and Civic Memberships
- Montgomery Bar Association