Scranton lawyer to run for seat on Commonweath Court |

Scranton lawyer to run for seat on Commonweath Court

Scranton lawyer Todd Eagen on Monday announced his candidacy for Commonwealth Court judge.

Eagen, a partner at Lightman, Welby & Stoltenberg, has represented the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association, Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, Teamsters, and United Food and Commercial Workers, among other unions, he said.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Point Park University and law degree from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.

Commonwealth Court is comprised of nine judges and is one of two state intermediate courts. It hears cases related to appeals from final orders of state agencies and those involving public sector legal questions and government regulations.

One seat will become vacant when Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan R. Pellegrini reaches 70 — the mandatory retirement age — in September.

Commonwealth Court judges serve 10-year terms and earn $188,903 a year.

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