Unity lawyer makes election bid for judge |

Unity lawyer makes election bid for judge

A Unity lawyer has announced he will run for one of three openings on Westmoreland County’s Court of Common Pleas.

Scott Mears, 44, said his trial experience qualifies him to oversee court cases at the courthouse.

“I think I can help people and help in the community. I think I have the ability to do that and I think I’ll be good at it,” Mears said Tuesday.

Mears has been a partner at the Greensburg law firm Mears, Smith, Houser and Boyle PC since 1999. He is a 1996 graduate of Dickinson Law School.

Mears said his law practice has focused primarily on civil cases, but he has handled cases involving property, estate and municipal issues.

Mears serves as solicitor for the Westmoreland County Land Bank and New Florence Borough.

A registered Democrat, he will seek both the Democratic and Republican party nominations for judge. Judicial candidates are permitted to run in both primaries in May.

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