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Pittsburgh Native Named Chair Of Disciplinary Board Of The Supreme Court Of PA

(Lemoyne, Pa.)-- Allegheny County trial lawyer and Pittsburgh native, William Pietragallo, II has been named Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective April 1, 2009.

William Pietragallo, II
William Pietragallo, II

Having served on the Disciplinary Board for the past year as Vice Chair, Pietragallo is looking forward to leading the organization as Chair. “I am honored to be appointed Chair. It is made up of a group of distinguished, capable and honorable lawyers, and I will do my very best to fulfill the confidence that the Supreme Court has placed in me,” Pietragallo said.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and consists of 14 members, of whom 12 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 the founding partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, which has six different locations, including the Pittsburgh office. With over 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, business, securities and complex civil litigation, Pietragallo has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and is also recognized by that publication as one of the outstanding attorneys in Business Litigation and Corporate Counsel. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for the “Bet-the-Company Litigation.”

In addition, he has been listed by the BTI Consulting Group as one of 114 lawyers nationally who have been designated by Fortune 1000 companies as providing “superior client service.”

Pietragallo received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1972, where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Magee-Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Executive Member of the Board of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and UPMC Health Plan.

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.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Megan Kurtz at 717-432-2468 or email at Megan@TheSuasionWay.com.