Justice Center, Courtroom No. 16
201 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380-0991
Judge Nagle, born and raised in West Chester, is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia (Class of 1962) and the Temple University School of Law (Class of 1965). Following service with the United States Department of Justice, in 1969 he co-founded the law firm of Buckley & Nagle, where he remained in private practice in Chester County until his appointment to the Bench by Governor Edward Rendell on February 9, 2005. He previously served in various capacities with the Court, including as law clerk to the late President Judge, Thomas C. Gawthrop, and as both the Chester County Mental Health Master and the Chester County Juvenile Court Master.
Judge Nagle's legal experience included both civil and criminal practice, as well as extensive experience in municipal, land use and zoning law, administrative law, real estate acquisition and development, eminent domain, and all aspects of zoning and land development for local and county governments and for private clients, including litigation related to these areas at both the trial court and appellate court levels.
He was active in the Chester County Bar Association, including service on its Board of Directors (1979-1988); Executive Committee (1982-1988); Treasurer (1982 thru 1984); Vice President (1985); President (1987); and President of the Chester County Bar Foundation (1988 & 1989).