Philadelphia Attorney Appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa. (August 28, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of Andrew J. Trevelise, a Partner at Reed Smith LLP in Philadelphia, to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Trevelise has served as a Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee Member from 2003-2009 and 2012-2014.

Andrew J. Trevelise
Andrew J. Trevelise

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.

Trevelise has extensive experience in general civil litigation. His focus has been in complex litigation involving mass torts and financial services litigation. His practice has included extensive experience in drug and medical device litigation, as well as in asbestos litigation. He has served as liaison counsel for the defendants in mass tort proceedings both in the Federal and State Courts.

“I’m eager to bring these and other experiences to the Board in order to help uphold the integrity and public confidence in the legal profession,” said Trevelise.

Trevelise is a member of the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and continues to serve the legal profession, as well as his community with diligence. He has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2008, and is a member of the American Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association.

Trevelise earned his B.A. from St. Joseph’s College in 1971, his Master of Economics from the University of South Dakota in 1976, and his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law in 1978.

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