Kevin M. Dougherty
Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas - Family Division

Judge Dougherty earned his bachelor's degree from Temple University in 1985. Upon graduating, he attended Antioch School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. From 1989 to 1990, he was an associate in private practice after being admitted to the bar of the Courts of the Commonwealth. From 1990 to 1995, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia County. From 1995 to 2001, he was a partner in a private practice. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a special master in the Philadelphia Family Court Truancy Program. In 1999, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 2001, he was appointed as Judge of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court and he was elected in 2002. In 2003, Judge Dougherty was appointed supervising judge of the Philadelphia Family Court Juvenile Division.

Judge Dougherty has also served on many prestigious committees during his career. He was a member of the Gender Bias Implementation Committee in 2003. Also in that year, he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve on the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee. In 2003, he was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to the Juvenile Court Judges' Commission and was reappointed to the commission by Governor Rendell in 2004. Also in 2004, Judge Dougherty was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor John Street to be a member of the Children's Commission of Distinguished Leaders in Philadelphia.