Loading

Chester County Businessman Reappointed to the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has announced that Robert L. Storey has been reappointed to serve as one of two non-lawyer members of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Storey, the former chairman of one of the largest wholesaler/brokers of fine wine and spirits in the state of Pennsylvania, will serve his second, three-year term on the board.

"In my 40-plus years in the business world, working for the Disciplinary Board has been the most rewarding and fulfilling," Storey said. "And I expect that my second term will be as unique as my first."

The 16-member Disciplinary Board, an independent agency created by the Supreme Court and funded through an assessment of attorneys practicing in Pennsylvania, comprises of 14 attorneys and two non-attorneys from across the Commonwealth. The Board meets regularly to decide board administrative matters, cases and policies.

"The non-lawyer members of the Disciplinary Board play an important role by providing an outside perspective," Jonathan Newman, chairman of the Disciplinary Board, said. "Mr. Storey is a respected businessman who has been committed to giving the Board the unique perspective that we need."

Being one of two non-lawyer members of the Disciplinary Board, Storey feels that the non-lawyer members can bring a distinctive and sometimes different view to important discussions on cases that have been filed with the Board.

"The non-lawyer focus provides an outside opinion," Storey said. "We base our opinions from what we know, which gives a perspective that might be different than those who work within the legal system on a daily basis."

Storey, who studied business at Fullerton College, is the former chairman of Capital Wine and Spirits Company. Originally from Anaheim, Ca., Storey has worked in Pennsylvania for the past 11 years.

A resident of Wayne, Pennsylvania, Storey serves on the board of Governor Rendell's Travel and Tourism Council and is the former president of the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Association.

The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. The goals of the Disciplinary Board are to protect the general public, to maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession and to safeguard the reputation of the courts in Pennsylvania by assuring compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board please visit www.padb.us.

For more information on this news release please contact Karen Gross at 717.975.2148 or kgross@hersheyphilbin.com.