Kelly A. Gaughan






The Honorable Kelly A. Gaughan earned her BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton in 1994 followed by her JD from Seton Hall School of Law in 1998.  Upon graduation from law school, Judge Gaughan accepted a one-year clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court under the Honorable Paul Innes. In September 1999, Judge Gaughan joined the general practice law firm of Levy, Stieh and Blumberg. In 2003, Judge Gaughan became Vice President of the firm which, by the time she left the practice to take the bench, had evolved into Levy, Stieh, Gaughan & Baron, P.C.  Among her accomplishments, Judge Gaughan was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by National Association of Women Business Owners in 2016 and one of the Top 10 Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania in 2017 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She served on the Board of Directors for a multitude of charitable organizations during her time practicing as an attorney. After 20 years of private practice, Judge Gaughan was appointed to fill a judicial vacancy on the Pike County Court of Common Pleas on August 30, 2019, followed by her election to serve a 10 year term commencing January 2020.