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Retired Pittsburgh Lawyer Joins Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Lemoyne, Pa., (March 11, 2009) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Stephan K. Todd.

Stephan K. Todd
Stephan K. Todd

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.

Todd oversaw the legal affairs of the United States Steel Corporation, moving up the ladder to his final position as Vice President of Law and Environmental Affairs for the corporation. Throughout his career, he was responsible for environmental and international trade legal matters, real estate and asset redeployment. After 31 years, Todd retired in February 2007.

Prior to his position as attorney for a corporation, Todd served as an attorney with the rank of captain for the U.S. Army. He later retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel.

“I am eager to work with the Board. I look forward to using the skills I’ve attained through the military and corporate environment to help the legal profession,” he explained.

Todd continues to stay involved in the legal profession and his community by serving as the President of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation; member of the Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation; member of Gwen’s Girls, an association that encourages young girls to have productive futures; and participant of Pittsburgh CLO, the driving force behind live musical theatre in Pittsburgh.

In addition, Todd is a former Governor of Allegheny County Bar Association, former board member of the American Corporate Counsel Association Chapter of Western Pennsylvania, and former member of the Neighborhood Legal Services Agency.

Todd received his J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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.