The ABA Journal reports that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Cappy is going to join Pittsburgh's Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney after he retires from the Court in January. He will join the firm’s litigation section and plans to play a significant role in the firm's mentoring program, particularly in the area of appellate law. Buchanan Ingersoll's chairman is quoted as saying "Chief Justice Cappy's nearly 30 years on the bench offers legal and professional insight that are as valuable to our clients as they are to the development of our young lawyers."
Chief Justice Cappy is an alumni of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has served as an assistant public defender and chief public defender of Allegheny County and became a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in 1978. Judge Cappy joined the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1990 and has served as its chief justice for the past five years.