Philadelphia-based personal injury attorney James C. Haggerty has been re-appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
First appointed to the board in April 2015, Haggerty of Philadelphia County will begin serving his next three-year term beginning April 1, 2018.
“Serving as a member of the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board is an amazing honor and responsibility and one that my colleagues and I take very seriously,” Haggerty said. “I am grateful for the continued support of the Court and look forward to building upon the successful work of the board throughout my upcoming term.”
Created in 1972, the 13-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 11 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, the Board assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline.
A founding partner of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, Haggerty’s practice focuses upon bad faith, insurance coverage, uninsured/underinsured, personal injury and appellate litigation. He is a frequent lecturer throughout Pennsylvania on insurance and litigation matters. Mr. Haggerty also is often called upon to serve as an expert witness in insurance cases.
Haggerty has a long history of public service, having served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and as a member of the Appellate Rules Committee of the Pa Supreme Court. Currently, he serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.