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Pittsburgh Lawyer Appointed Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 23, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Stephan K. Todd as Vice-Chair. Todd has been a member of the Disciplinary Board since January of 2009.

Stephan K. Todd
Stephan K. Todd

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, it assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline in Pennsylvania.

Todd retired from United States Steel Corporation as Vice President of Law and Environmental Affairs in February of 2007. He is retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of colonel.

“I am honored to serve as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board,” said Todd. “Serving on the Board has been the highlight of my legal career. As Vice-Chair, I will assist the Chair, Burke McLemore, in the overall administration and management of the Board and perform special duties as he may assign. I have enjoyed serving as chair of the Board’s Rules Committee for the past four years, and look forward to actively working with the new Chair of the Rules Committee.”

Todd continues to stay involved in the legal profession and his community by serving as a member on the board of Gwen’s Girls, an association that encourages young girls to have productive futures, and as the mentor coordinator for the Butler County Veterans Court. In addition, Todd is a former President of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, former Governor of the Allegheny County Bar Association, former board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Chapter of Western Pennsylvania, and former member of the board of the Neighborhood Legal Services Agency.

Todd received his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1970 and his Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1976.

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 Rebecca Porterfield at Rebecca@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.