Douglas W. Leonard appointed vice chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa. (April 7, 2017) - Douglas W. Leonard of Cranberry Township, Butler County has been appointed vice chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective April 1, 2017.

Leonard was initially appointed to the Disciplinary Board by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2008 to fill one of its two non-attorney member positions. 

The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court in 1972 to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. The board assists the Supreme Court in the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania.

Disciplinary Board members, which include 11 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth, meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters. All members serve as unpaid volunteers.

“I am honored by the court’s appointment and am committed to continuing to use my unique background to provide a vastly different perspective to case evaluation and disposition,” said Leonard. “In light of my extensive experience in organizational management, I am committed to continuing to work with the board and the staff to transform the way in which the board and its offices operate.”

Leonard is currently the director of consulting services for iMapSolutions and has more than 20 years of experience working with the executives of well-recognized domestic and global companies such as Boeing, Schlumberger, Cobham, NASA, United Launch Alliance, State Farm, Aramark and the Centers for Disease Control as well as many mid-size and smaller organizations.

He has served as an executive in various organizations, including a hospital laboratory software development company, an industrial engineering firm and a Pittsburgh law firm.  Leonard was also the executive administrator of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County for six years, serving five terms on the board of directors and one year as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management. In 2016 he earned the prestigious designation of Conversational IntelligenceŽ Coach, one of only 250 coaches worldwide to be certified in this emerging methodology based on neuroscience. 

Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a master’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.

For more information about the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, visit the board’s website at www.padboard.org.

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Media contact: Julia Frankston-Morris, board secretary, 717-231-3380 or padboard.media@pacourts.us