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Brandi Hershey Announces Candidacy for Judge

Everett, PA – Prominent attorney Brandi J. Hershey has announced her campaign

for Judge of the Bedford County Court of Common Pleas.   The formal

announcement was made January 7th during a gathering of supporters and

news conference at Homewood at Spring House Estates in Everett.

     "An effective Judge will balance Justice with Compassion,” said Attorney

Hershey. “One thing I’ve learned is that Justice is sometimes difficult to attain.

During my career, I’ve learned that there is evil in this world, and I’ve seen it first-hand. I’ve been at homicide crime scenes, comforted the grieving families of victims, and then stood with those same family members when the Jury announced a guilty verdict. These experiences have prepared me to serve our community as the next Judge of the Bedford County Court of Common Pleas."  

                                                                        About Attorney Brandi J. Hershey     

                                                                Attorney Brandi J. Hershey, founder of the Law Office of Brandi                                                                  Hershey, is a Bedford County native entering into her 20th year of                                                         law practice.   Attorney Hershey has broad experience in an array of                                                         cases, representing individuals, businesses, municipalities and non-                                                    profit organizations.  Attorney Hershey is licensed to practice by the                                                       Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is admitted to practice in                                                         Pennsylvania courts and the United States District Court.  She has                                                      has been appointed by the Courts to serve as a Master and as an                                                        an Arbitrator in various cases.  Attorney Hershey has been appointed by                                      appointed by the Courts to serve as Guardian-Ad-Litem to represent the interests                                      the interests of children in the dependency system, as well as adult incapacitated                                     incapacitated persons.   She participates in the Custody and Co-Parenting Sub-                                  Parenting Sub-pommittee of the Children’s Roundtable in Bedford County.                                               County.


                                                            Attorney Hershey has been a leader in community service. She thecommunity.                                  is a graduate of Chestnut Ridge High School and a magna cum cum                                                    laude graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania.    After graduating from the Dickinson School of Law, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in both Bedford and Blair Counties, advocating for the rights of crime victims.  She has also previously served as a Special Deputy Attorney General with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office prosecuting high level drug cases, and in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel.     In addition to advocating for her clients, Attorney Hershey serves as Solicitor for the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bedford, Inc. (DBI), as well as various Boroughs, Townships and Authorities.

Attorney Hershey is active in the community. She is a past President of the Bedford County Bar Association and has previously served as Vice President and Treasurer of that organization.  She is a past president of the Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club and an associate member of the Bedford Lions Club. She is the Vice-Chair of the Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) and and a Board member of Personal Solutions, Inc., and the Bedford County Library.  She is a graduate of Leadership Bedford County Program. Attorney Hershey has also served in leadership roles for the Bedford Heritage Trust and Camp Cadet of Bedford County.  

She has been recognized by the community for her service, being awarded the prestigious Athena Award by the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.   She received the 2014 Women’s Advocate of the Year Award from the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center.  Attorney Hershey has been recognized as the “Best Attorney” by the readers of the Bedford Gazette for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.  She was also recognized by the Pennsylvania Business Central publication as a “Women Making a Difference” in 2014 and most recently in 2017.  She was an “Angel Award” recipient from Your Safe Haven, Inc. in the field of public service.


Attorney Hershey has received Commendations from the United States Senate, Senator Patrick J. Toomey; the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Representative Jesse Topper; the Pennsylvania Senate, Senator John Wozniak; and the Pennsylvania Senate, Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr.
Attorney Hershey is a breast cancer survivor, having faced her cancer fight with grace, courage and humor, inspiring others with her amazing attitude by sharing her story.     She plays an active role in the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund.    She served as the 2017 Survivor Chair for the Breast Cancer Walk and also serves as the Chair of the Allocation Committee of the Bedford County Pink Ribbon Fund.


She and her husband, Brad, are the parents of two children: Alexis, 10 and David, 8.