|Judge Giordano,with sister Margaret and brother Joseph|
Instead of politicians, Giordano's audience included high school friends, Moravian College fraternity brothers and family. Lots of family.
|Judge Giordano with his mother Maria|
Giordano said that, on the bench, his decisions will inevitably make one side unhappy. But he said his job is to hear everyone out. "One should only be deprived of liberty or property after being heard," he remarked.
Attorney Jay Leeson called Giordano a rare jurist who is "not afraid to admit he does not have all the answers." But Leeson claims that Giordano's finest quality is that he "has a heart and he uses it."
Another attorney, Victor Scomilio, stated that Giordano's family "instilled a work ethic in him."
That family included Giordano's father, Joseph, an Italian immigrant who established the Pizza Village franchise in the Lehigh Valley. Though he passed away in 2010, Judge Giordano remembered and thanked his father yesterday for recommending the law over pizza.
Giordano is active as a coach and spectator in youth sports, from baseball to basketball.