Renowned Philadelphia Attorney Appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

Harrisburg, Pa., (March 30, 2015) – Prominent attorney Howell K. Rosenberg has been appointed Chair of The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania after serving two consecutive terms, beginning in 2010. Also in 2010, Rosenberg became a member of the Hearing Committee.

Howell K. Rosenberg
Howell K. Rosenberg

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 am honored to be appointed as Chair for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,” said Rosenberg. “I am eager to continue the important work we do, supporting attorneys and upholding the integrity of the legal profession.”

As Chair, Rosenberg will have greater involvement in the day-to-day operations of the Disciplinary Board and Office of Disciplinary Counsel, working to assure the public that attorney misconduct will not be tolerated. Rosenberg will also focus on better acquainting law students with the importance of legal ethics and the pitfalls of failing to follow the rules as they prepare to launch their careers.

In 1984, Hal and his partners formed the law firm Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler. In his capacity as a partner in BRBS Hal has represented victims in complex cases arising out of exposure to asbestos, latex, harmful drugs and substandard medical care. In 2000, he was accepted as a life member of the National Register of Who’s Who and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

Rosenberg’s selection by his peers as a Philadelphia Super Lawyer, every year since 2004, reflects his position in the top five percent of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania. He currently volunteers on several legal and community boards, including serving as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Library Company of Philadelphia and Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Pennsylvania State University’s Richards Center for Civil War Studies. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association for more than 10 years.

Rosenberg graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from Villanova University School of Law, where he was also a member of the Law Review. He became an Assistant District Attorney in 1974 and rose to the rank of Chief of the Special Investigations Unit. Rosenberg has recently been appointed president of the Library Company's Board of Trustees and has also taught trial practice as an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law.

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

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