Michael V. Puppio, Jr., Esquire
A founding partner of Raffaele Puppio, one of the largest full-service law firms in Delaware County, Michael V. Puppio, Jr. concentrates in the areas of education law, municipal law, municipal finance, and litigation. He is the solicitor for many school districts and municipalities throughout southeast Pennsylvania, including the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Garnet Valley School District, Penn-Delco School District, Interboro School District, Chester Community Charter School, Glenolden Borough, Ridley Park Borough, and the Zoning Hearing Board of Collingdale. He also serves as special counsel for the Upper Providence Borough, Upper Darby School District, Southeast Delco School District, and Springfield School District.
A longtime, respected legal professional in the Delaware County bar, Michael also is actively involved in his community. He has been the chairman of the Springfield Republican Party since 2006. He is a district leader for the Delaware County Republican Party and has been a national delegate to the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions. He is a current member of the board of directors for Independence Health Group. He is also a trustee for the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) and a former member of the ARC (Advocacy Resource Center) of Delaware County. He formerly served as a Springfield Township Commissioner and a Delaware County Councilman, where he was responsible for all aspects governing the county, including oversight of a $300 million budget.
Michael began his practice of law with a clerkship for the late Anthony R. Semeraro in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County. Thereafter, he joined the law firm of Caine, DiPasqua, Sloane & Raffaele. He also previously served as Solicitor for the Delaware County Board of Assessment and the Office of Employment and Training.
Born and raised in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Michael continues to reside in Springfield with his wife and their two children.
- Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1991
- Dickinson College, B.S. 1988
- Raffaele Puppio (1999 – Present)
- Caine, DiPasqua, Sloane & Raffaele (1984 – 1998)
- United States Supreme Court
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Professional Associations & Memberships:
- Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, Member (2015 – Present)
- Independence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Board of Directors (2004 – Present)
- Delaware County Bar Association
- Delaware County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Vice President (1996 – 1997), President (1997 – 2004)
- Delaware County Republican Party
Honors & Activities:
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2017 – 2018)
- Delaware County Daily Times Best Lawyers Reader’s Choice, School/Special Education (2018)
- McGarrigle for State Senate, Chairman, 26th Senatorial District of Pennsylvania (2014 – Present)
- Meehan for Congress, Chairman, 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania (2010 – Present)
- Republican National Convention Delegate (2008, 2012, 2016)
- Springfield Township Republican Party Chairman, Delaware County (2008 – Present)
- Springfield Township Republican Party, Delaware County, Chairman (2008 – Present)
- Delaware County Councilman (2004 – 2008)
- Springfield Township Board of Commissioners, Delaware County, President (2001 – 2003)
- Springfield Township Delaware County Public Safety and Budget Committee, Chairman (2001 – 2003)
- Springfield Township Republican Party Ward Leader, Delaware County (1995 – 2004)
Michael V. Puppio Authors â€ś'Janus v. AFSCME'â€”Top 5 Takeaways From Supreme Court Decisionâ€ť
Raffaele Puppio founding partner Michael V. Puppio Jr. analyzes the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision in his latest article for The Legal Intelligencer. Puppio addresses the Top 5 Takeaways from the overruling of the 40-year-old established precedent. Read More...
'Janus v. AFSCME' â€” Top 5 Takeaways From Supreme Court Decision
On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court overruled more than forty years of established precedent by handing down a decision in favor of nonunion member public employees. In Janus v. AFSCME, the court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits public employers, such as public school districts, from deducting fair share fees from the wages of nonunion members without their express consent. The following are the most important takeaways from that decision. Read More...
4 Raffaele Puppio Attorneys Named Among 2018 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Read More...
Delco Times Names Michael Puppio and Ernest Spiros Angelos Among Delaware County's 'Best Lawyers'April 27, 2018
The Delaware County Daily Times has named Raffaele Puppio attorneys Michael Puppio and Ernest Spiros Angelos among Delaware County's "Best Lawyers" in its 2018 Reader Choice survey. Read More...
4 Raffaele Puppio Attorneys Named Among 2017 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Read More...
Some Pa. Trump delegates arming themselves for Cleveland (Newsworks)
Raffaele Puppio attorney Mike Puppio was interviewed by Newsworks of WHYY regarding his opinion on delegates who are planning to arm themselves for the Republican National Convention (RNC). Read More...
Delco Times Names Michael V. Puppio Among Delaware County's 'Best Lawyers'
The Delaware County Daily Times has named attorney Michael V. Puppio, Jr. among Delaware County’s “Best Lawyers” in its 2016 Reader Choice survey. Read More...
PoliticsPA: GOP's unbound delegate count in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Raffaele Puppio attorney Mike Puppio was interviewed by the Philadelphia Business Journal for their compilation of delegates that were elected by Republicans on April 27. Read More...
In Pennsylvania, Cruz campaign recommended delegates for Trump (MSNBC)
MSNBC interviewed Raffaele Puppio attorney Mike Puppio, who said many Republican voters in his district didn’t like Cruz and Kasich coordinating. Read More...
Who do the Pennsylvania Republican delegates support? (Morning Call)
Pennsylvania Republican delegates very well may determine who will become the party's presidential nominee so The Morning Call reached out to all 162 Republican delegate candidates, including Raffaele Puppio attorney Mike Puppio, to ask how they would vote if elected. Read More...
Kasich, Cruz argue in Fox News town hall: Trump can't beat Clinton (Fox News)
On Sunday April 24, Raffaele Puppio attorney Mike Puppio, a delegate candidate for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, said at Fox’s Town Hall event that delegates like him are going to be “guided by the will of the people,” but noted that the system currently “is not representative of the people but needs to be.” Read More...
The mysterious GOP delegate vote in Pa. - A voter's guide (NewsWorks)
WHYY contacted all of the 162 candidates for convention delegate, including Raffaele Puppio attorney Michael Puppio and asked if they favored a particular candidate, whether they might support the winner of the vote in their congressional district, or are truly uncommitted. Read More...
How Pa. delegates could be wild card at GOP convention (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Raffaele Puppio partner Michael Puppio, a former Delaware County councilman, was interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer in regards to his candidacy to be a Republican delegate for Pennsylvania’s 7th district. Read More...
Meet the people who may decide if Trump will be GOP's nominee (Philly Voice)
Michael Puppio of Raffaele Puppio in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was interviewed for a story about the likely Pennsylvania GOP vote by Philly Voice. Read More...
Let the delegate games begin: Pa.'s delegates are crucial for both sides (The Times Herald)
Attorney Michael Puppio of Springfield, Delaware County, who is running to be a Republican delegate for the 7th District was interviewed by The Times Herald on his candidacy. Read More...
Raffaele Puppio Speaks to Delaware County on Construction Law (Attorney at Law)
Delaware County education, municipal and government law attorney Michael V. Puppio, Jr. of Raffaele Puppio was featured in Attorney at Law magazine. He recently addressed Delaware County school superintendents on the issue of school construction law. Read More...
Raffaele Puppio Founding Partner Speaks to Delaware County School Superintendents on Construction Law
Michael V. Puppio, Jr. shared insight into construction law with school officials. Read More...