About Judge Barbieri
Judge Alexander F. Barbieri, who was born in Philadelphia, served on the Common Pleas Court, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a judicial career that spanned nearly three decades.
He was appointed to the Common Pleas Court in 1964 by Gov. William Scranton. In 1970 Judge Barbieri was one of the founding judges appointed by Gov. Raymond Schaefer to the Commonwealth Court, which was established to ease some of the appellate burden on the Superior Court. In 1971 he was named to a seat on the State Supreme Court, but lost a retention election the next year.
In 1973 he returned to Common Pleas Court. The next year he was appointed administrator for all Pennsylvania courts, a position he held until 1983, when he became a senior judge on the Commonwealth Court.