Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reappoints Pittsburgh-area Attorney

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 2, 2015)– The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the reappointment of attorney Lawrence M. Kelly, a partner at Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, in New Castle, Pa., to serve on the Board for another three-year term.

Lawrence M. Kelly
Lawrence M. Kelly

“I’ve had the opportunity as a Board member to work with some of the most talented men and women in the State of Pennsylvania. These men and women work tirelessly to assure that the disciplinary system in Pennsylvania works effectively,” said Kelly.

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.

In his role on the Board, Kelly will continue to review decisions involving discipline made by the hearing committees; sit with other members to hear oral arguments when requested by the respondent; and serve on Board committees. Previously, he served as a Board hearing committee member from 1992-1998, as an alternate from 2000-2006, and most recently as a Disciplinary Board member beginning in August of 2013.

Serving the public as an attorney for 30 years, Kelly concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and worker’s compensation. He has dedicated his adult life to upholding the positive values he learned from his parents while growing up in New Castle. He and his wife Marisa, also a Lawrence County native and a nurse who trained at St. Francis hospital, have raised four girls in the area and continue to be active within their community.

Board certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995, Kelly also has been recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” eight times. Additionally, he holds an A-V rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics.

Kelly currently serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He was recently appointed president-elect of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and continues his term as president of Cray Youth and Family Services Inc.

Kelly earned his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University in 1975 and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron in 1983.

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 Austin Johnson at Austin@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.