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Harrisburg Attorney Joins the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of R. Burke McLemore, Jr., a Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. McLemore will serve a three-year term on the Disciplinary Board.

R. Burke McLemore, Jr.
R. Burke McLemore, Jr.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and consists of 16 members from across the state, of whom 14 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers. The Board 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 on cases, policies and board administrative matters.

With more than 30 years of experience, McLemore provides legal expertise in the areas of administrative agency matters, Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law. As Chair of the Workers’ Compensation section of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, his practice encompasses trial and appellate representation of clients throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

McLemore is thrilled to bring his previous trial experience to the Board. “I’m quite excited for this opportunity to help the profession,” McLemore stated. Ironically, while attending The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, he interned for the Disciplinary Board. “It’s funny how things come full circle. This is an honor,” he affirmed.

McLemore was previously cited in Best Lawyers in America, and is recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. McLemore is former Chair of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Council and former President of the Dauphin County Bar Association.

In addition, he was the 2007 recipient of the Dickinson School of Law’s Outstanding Alumni Award, and a coach and tournament director for soccer and baseball teams in the area.

Currently, he serves in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates, actively participates within his church, holds the position of Vice President of the Camp Hill Borough Council, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Camp Hill Lion Foundation.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

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.