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 two-term member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and in April 2023 will assume the role of vice-chairman of the Board. 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 currently serves on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency as Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward’s designee to the Judicial Computer System Financial Audit Committee. In 2013 he 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. As Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Senator Rafferty conducted numerous business and confirmation hearings and was able to successfully enact bipartisan 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 is Vice President of the Foundation at Shannondell Board of Directors. He also serves as a Director of the Foundation Board of the State Fraternal Order of Police.

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.




  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • Beaver College (M.A., 1984)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1975)


  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Foundation at Shannondell
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Foundation Board of the State Fraternal Order of Police
    • Director