Judge William C. Mackrides was elected in November 2013 and sworn in January 6, 2014 to a ten-year term on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
Judge Mackrides was born in and is a lifelong resident of Delaware County, having grown up in Springfield. He attended Springfield H.S. where he played sports and graduated with honors. He received his BS in Accounting at Villanova University and his Juris Doctor of Law at Loyola University School of Law. Judge Mackrides practiced law in Delaware County for more than 33 years in the areas of Contracts, Real Estate, Estate Litigation, Administration and Planning, Injury Law and Business Law. He was trained and served as a mediator/arbitrator for more than 30 years. He has lectured on various legal topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and Delaware County Community College, in person, on television and on the radio.
He served as Vice President of the Delaware Co. Bar Association, Section Chair and Delegate for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a Supervisor of Edgmont Township for more than 14 years and Solicitor or President of numerous Charity and Community Non-profit Boards. He also served as President of the Rose Tree Media Education Foundation, President of the Delaware County Association of Township Officials and Chancellor of the Delaware County Justinian Society and President of the Guy G. deFuria American Inn of Court.
Judge Mackrides had been chosen a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer every year from its inception in 2004 through 2014 and has received awards for distinguished service, leadership and Pro Bono work. He has the highest ratings of AV through Martindale-Hubbell, 10 through AVVO.com, and received the President’s Award in 2002 and "Man of the Year" Award in 2008 from the Delaware County Bar Association and it's Lawyer's Club.
Judge Mackrides was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.