Al Iacocca for Magisterial District Judge
Passionate about Leading and Serving the Community
“Serving as this community's next district judge is a natural progression of my commitment to the success of this community, and I would embrace the opportunity to further develop my role in the community. I have enjoyed being a part of this community for many years as a civic leader and volunteer, and it would be an honor to be given the chance to make a greater contribution by serving as its next Magisterial District Judge.”
Al Iacocca resides in East Marlborough Township with his wife, Mary, and three children, Michael, Anna, and Patrick. Al is a Pennsylvania native who spent his childhood in Allentown and his teen years in Lansdale, but has also lived in Blacksburg, VA, LaFollette, TN, Chapel Hill, NC, Wilmington, DE, and Salzgitter, Germany.
After studying History and German as an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, Al went on to earn his Master's Degree in German Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, before graduating magna cum laude from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2001. Al received a scholarship to attend law school, and while there, he participated in trial advocacy competitions and served as a member of the NCCU Law Journal.
Al is admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bar, as well as the Federal District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania Bar, and has represented clients at local, county, and appellate courts in Pennsylvania, as well as in federal district court. He has also served as a Chester County Arbitrator for the past five years, hearing many different civil matters filed with the Court of Common Pleas.
Complementing his law practice, Al is also a trained mediator, committed to working with individuals and businesses to resolve their disputes and legal matters in a manner that is civil and respectful to all involved.
In addition to practicing law, Al Iacocca brings with him the experience of running a small contracting business, teaching elementary, high school, and college students, and staying home with his three children when they were younger while his wife became a one of most highly respected pathologists in Delaware.
Locally, Al is committed to his community and has been a civic leader and volunteer almost from the day he moved to Kennett Square. He quickly joined the Kennett YMCA Board of Directors, and he followed that with founding a youth triathlon team and youth triathlon race to raise money for YMCA programs. He was also asked to serve on the Kennett Run Charities, Inc. Board of Directors as a representative of the Longwood Rotary Club. He then took on the task of being the race director for the race, one of the largest events in Chester County at the time, and was charged with working with other community leaders to bring the Kennett Square community together in Anson Nixon Park to enjoy the event and to raise money to give back to the community.
In addition to being a long-time coach and devoted corporate sponsor for many youth sports and other activities, Al committed to serving his school community as Vice-President and President of the Hillendale PTO for several years, and has served as pro bono counsel to the current PTO Board and one of its Presidents. He also serves as a Boy Scout leader of a local troop and enjoys working with the future leaders of our community as they advance toward the rank of Eagle Scout.
As a result of his community leadership, Al has been awarded with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley in 2010, and in 2011, the Kennett YMCA honored Al and Mary with its E. Marshall Newton, III Good Kids Service Award, which annually recognizes volunteers who exemplify the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
“I was raised by two public servants who instilled in my sister and me the values of treating everyone equally, fairly, and consistently. They further instilled in us the importance of empathizing with others who have struggled in life at times for one reason or another. Because of this, I hold fast to the belief that we can’t let bad decisions define us, but we do need to acknowledge and make amends for the mistakes we’ve made, and we owe it to our community to move forward in a positive and meaningful manner. I would aim to instill that concept in all who came into my courtroom, arming them with the opportunity and the tools to be a contributing member of the community."