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Allegheny Lawyer Selected As Vice Chair Of Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that William Pietragallo II, a nationally recognized trial lawyer from Allegheny County, has been named the vice chair of the Disciplinary Board effective April 22, 2008.

William Pietragallo II
William Pietragallo II

“It is truly an honor to be appointed to this position,” Pietragallo said. “I appreciate the vote of confidence from the Chief Justice and Supreme Court, and will commit myself to ensuring that the court and the bar continue to have assurance in the role of our disciplinary system.”

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and consists of 16 members, of whom 14 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers, from across the state. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

Pietragallo is founding partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, a law firm that has seven offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Pietragallo’s work in commercial litigation, business, securities and complex civil litigation has earned him recognition as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - an honor that’s voted on by lawyers from across the state. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for “Bet-the-Company Litigation.”

Pietragallo received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor. Along with his duties on the Disciplinary Board, Pietragallo has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Diplomat of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and held a six-year term on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee.

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. 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. For more information about the Disciplinary Board please visit www.padb.us

For more information regarding this release, please contact Jamie Fulginiti at (717) 975-2148 or jfulginiti@hersheyphilbin.com.