Saturday, January 19, 2013

Prendergast: Loser Wants to Be Winner

Over the past two years, Easton Attorney Tim Prendergast has lost 200 pounds. He should be quite proud of that accomplishment. But now, instead of losing, he'd like to win the District Judge seat vacated by Gay Elwell.

Like Antonia Grifo, Prendergast is also the son of a prominent Easton luminary. His father is the late Jim Prendergast, who was both an attorney and a State Representative from Easton.

After graduating from Dickinson Law School (that's where I went), Tim has practiced law in Easton for the past 10 years. He is also a part-time Public Defender.

I missed Tim's announcement. But he claims in a news release that his grandparents and sister, in addition to his father, were involved in public service. I'm embarrassed to say I don't know who these people are, but will try to find out.

Eight generations of his family were baptized at the former St. Bernard's Church, which was named after me.

In addition to fellow Grifo, this judicial slot is also being sought by Easton Code Officer Sharbel Koorie and Constable Lance Wheeeler.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is starting to shape up to what is going to be a really good list of candidates for what I hope is a really good race. Good luck to all!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Yes, It's an impressive array.

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time there were 2 lawyers, a Code Officer and a Constable running for judge:

May the dirtiest ending win!

Anonymous said...

Dude has a soul patch. Lost my vote!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Tim get slammed bc he has facial hair. Antonia get slammed bc she wears glasses. How about looking beyond that?

Anonymous said...

and their religion?

Anonymous said...

Roman Catholic. We just went over that.

Anonymous said...

Don't know much about him, but his old man was one of the good ones. It's good to have good choices.

Anonymous said...

St. Bernie, I had no idea! Is Clairvaux a Hellertown neighborhood? I always suspected you had "connections." Can a brother get an indulgence?

Anonymous said...

P.S. Your confessions here are rather Augustinian, although not nearly as spicy.

Anonymous said...





This guy is a winner!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he comes from good people. His Dad received the Navy Cross from actions in Saipan. Lost his arm from wounds but became a lawyer and raised a big family. Was an inspiration to his kids.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I did not know Jim well, but know he was tight with my Dad. They would sail together, and during thee trips, my Dad invariably found a way to toss Jim - who only had one arm - in the drink. He'd swim around like a corkscrew. I can tell you more stories about that, but better not. People who think I'm a bastard never knew my Dad.

Anonymous said...

Your dad was a tough person. You don't survive what he went through during the war unless you had those rare qualities. Jim was an equal. What amazed me about both was their ability in later life to have a good time and a good laugh despite the scars of war. Of course, a little gin and whiskey always helped.

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! If this guy lost 200 pounds what did he use to weight? He still looks like he is a good 300 pounder.

Bernie O'Hare said...

At least he's not an ignorant asshole who snarks someone without signing his name.

Anonymous said...

Both Predergast and Grifo need to drop out if they are not running on there own reprutation....And Grifo is not the one for the job at all.

Peter j.cochran said...

Good for you Tim , Your father , a U.S.Marine combat veteran of one of the highest degrees would be proud of you.I am happy to see this quality of perspective candidates to fill this position.Good luck to you also.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Both Predergast and Grifo need to drop out if they are not running on there own reprutation.."

It's "their", not "there". Rather than telling me what is wrong with Attys Grifo and Prendergast, why not tell me what is right about your candidate?

peter j.cochran said...

Bernie, both are real decent ,educated and experienced people,I know what your thinking, but given the field ,and what this job is now, what would you what to to decide if a defendant fits the criteria for trial? Both do not need this occupation, but would be willing to serve, is that wrong? One more to announce shortly anyway.

peter j. cochran said...

Also Bernie, when I came back 5 years ago this office had 3 &1/2 office staff ,now I will not say that I personally caused a higher case load BUT ..... now they have 5 office staff and we have been the most active in this county of 15 offices.I will get out this year as I am a military retiree and basically want to slow down..we will see.The gals in this office work their butts off ,even during their lunch breaks.My hat off to them all.

Anonymous said...

I can't decide bwetween the Andy Warhol eyeglasses or the soul patch. It is hard to run on a parents reputation that they eanred, not you.

Bernie O'Hare said...

How many times are you going to anonymously make the same snark?