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Pittsburgh Super Lawyer Appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pa., (August 5, 2014) The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney P. Brennan Hart, a partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP in Pittsburgh, Pa., to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

P. Brennan Hart
P. Brennan Hart

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.

As part of his new position, Hart will support efforts to make lawyers more aware of the functions of the Board and increase awareness of the Rules of Professional Conduct. He also is eager to begin working with law schools to help young attorneys avoid making mistakes that can lead to disciplinary complaints.

“It is a great honor to be appointed to the Disciplinary Board. The position brings a great responsibility to the public and attorneys,” said Hart. “Having worked in both large and small firms, I understand the pressures that lawyers face, as well as their obligations to their clients and the courts.”

Earning honors as a Super Lawyer for the last 10 years, Hart currently serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Litigation Defense Practice Group at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP.  He has represented a wide variety of corporations and professionals during his more than 30 years as a civil litigator and currently serves as a board member of the Professional Liability Attorney Network.

Hart has been a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County for more than 20 years, and he currently serves as the President of the Board of Governors of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association. Hart also serves on the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Additionally, Hart has been a member of the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies for more than 20 years and was elected in March of 2014 to the Board of the National Kidney Foundation in New York.

Hart received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne Law School in 1973.

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.