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Cumberland County Attorney Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (July 30, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney David A. Fitzsimons to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

David A. Fitzsimons
David A. Fitzsimons

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.

“I’m really happy for this opportunity to serve the Pennsylvania Bar and the public in the important work of the Board,” said Fitzsimons.

Fitzsimons is a shareholder at Martson Law Offices in Carlisle, Pa., where he serves clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, representing individuals and companies in contract and business disputes with an emphasis on construction, business operation and succession, employment, land use and estate-related litigation. During the past 10 years, he has served as a court-appointed and privately retained mediator for the successful resolution of disputes in the areas of Commercial Contract, Construction, Employment, Business Succession and Personal Injury Law. Fitzsimons also serves as an arbitrator, both on court-appointed panels and as a privately retained neutral.

In addition to actively serving clients, Fitzsimons works to help train future generations of attorneys. He has been an adjunct advocacy professor at The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in Carlisle, Pa., since 1994. In the fall of 2014, he will serve as an adjunct professor, teaching Professional Responsibility at The Dickinson School of Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg.

Fitzsimons is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility and a member of the PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution and Collaborative Law Committees. He is Chair of the Cumberland County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee and ADR Committee. He is a Master Emeritus at the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court and Master at the Cumberland County Inn of Court.

Additionally, Fitzsimons is committed to the community, volunteering with numerous community organizations including the Carlisle YMCA and Leadership Cumberland. He also has previously served with youth sport organizations, such as the Carlisle Family YMCA Soccer Committee, Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and Carlisle Area Soccer Club.

Fitzsimons earned his Associate Degree from Anne Arundel Community College in 1978; Bachelor of Arts from Washington College in 1980; and his Juris Doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law in 1984.

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.