Court of Common Pleas
Honorable Brian T. McGuffin
Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Court of Common Pleas
Judge McGuffin Biographical Information
Judge McGuffin is a lifelong Bucks County resident and is one of six children of Bernard and Dorothy McGuffin. Along with his siblings, he attended St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Croydon and then went on to graduate from Bishop Egan High School in 1978. He later graduated Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University in 1982 and completed his schooling by earning his Law Degree at Temple University School of Law in 1985.
Judge McGuffin was an Assistant Public Defender from 1986 until 1988 and then transitioned into a varied and diverse private law practice for 27 additional years as an attorney before becoming a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County. In private practice, he primarily handled Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Family Law cases, he also provided Small Business Representation, and represented families in Wills and Estate matters. Along with his colleague Raymond F. McHugh, Judge McGuffin was nominated to serve as a Judge by Governor Corbett, unanimously recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and then ultimately confirmed by an overwhelming majority of the Pennsylvania State Senate (46-2). His Commission was eventually signed by Governor Wolf, and he was sworn in to begin his service to Bucks County as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas on March 27, 2015. He and Judge McHugh were then elected to 10 year terms in November of 2015.
Judge McGuffin was very active in the Bucks County Bar Association, having served on the Board of Directors for three separate terms, as past-Chair of the Criminal Law Section, as Golf Outing Coordinator, as an early Asst. Editor and frequent contributor to the Writs Newsletter, as Vice President in 2012, and ultimately as President of the Association in 2013. Judge McGuffin has also been very active in his community having served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Bucks Mont Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of Today, Inc., as Vice Chair and Citizen Member of the Bucks County Prison Oversight Board. In addition, he has coached Little League Baseball/Softball for Langhorne Athletic Association, and Boys and Girls Basketball for St. Andrew’s CYO in Newtown, PA.