Loading

Appointments

Pittsburgh Lawyer Appointed Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 23, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Stephan K. Todd as Vice-Chair. Todd has been a member of the Disciplinary Board since January of 2009.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Esteemed Philadelphia-area Physician to Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 23, 2014) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of Stefanie Porges, MD, to serve on the Board until December 29, 2017. Dr. Porges will fill one of the two non-lawyer positions on the Board.

Harrisburg Attorney Appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 23, 2014) – R. Burke McLemore, Jr., a Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg, Pa., has been appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. McLemore has served on the Board since 2009 and will hold the role of Chair through January of 2015.

2013

Philadelphia Attorney Elected to Serve as Treasurer of the National Organization of Bar Counsel

Harrisburg, Pa., (August 27, 2013) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Paul J. Burgoyne has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC).

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Pittsburgh-area Attorney to Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (August 23, 2013) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Lawrence M. Kelly, a partner at Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly & George, P.C. in New Castle, Pa., to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Lackawanna County Attorney to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (June 5, 2013) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Brian J. Cali to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Cali also will serve on the Board’s finance committee.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Reappoints Philadelphia Trial Attorney to the Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (May 3, 2013) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the reappointment of Howell K. Rosenberg, one of the founding partners of Philadelphia law firm Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler.

Pittsburgh Attorney & Duquesne University Professor Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 19, 2013) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Tracey McCants Lewis to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

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

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 12, 2013) – Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, General Counsel to The American Board of Surgery and to The American Board of Plastic Surgery; and, Of Counsel to the law firm Saul Ewing, LLP, has been appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Lawrence as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (April 12, 2013) – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board.

2012

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

Harrisburg, Pa., (September 13, 2012) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Jane G. Penny to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Penny previously served as a Hearing Committee member.

Esteemed Consulting Director Reappointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (August 29, 2012) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the reappointment of Mr. Douglas Leonard, Director of Consulting Services with Strategic Solutions International, Inc. (SSI), to the Disciplinary Board.

Burgoyne elected to serve as Secretary of the National Organization of Bar Counsel

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Paul J. Burgoyne has been elected to serve as Secretary of the National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC).

Prominent Wilkes-Barre Attorney Appointed to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney David E. Schwager to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

Two-Term Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Appointed Board Chair

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Stewart L. Cohen, a trial lawyer with the Philadelphia law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

PA Supreme Court Appoints Patricia M. Hastie to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Patricia M. Hastie of Philadelphia to serve on The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court for a three-year term. Ms. Hastie will fill one of the two non-lawyer positions on the Board.

Eminent Philadelphia Attorney Named Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court

(Harrisburg, Pa.) Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, General Counsel to The American Board of Surgery and to The American Board of Plastic Surgery; and, Of Counsel to the law firm Saul Ewing, LLP, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

2011

Prominent Philadelphia Attorney Reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Saul Ewing, LLP, has been reappointed to his second three-year term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Nasatir Reappointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – David A. Nasatir, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, was recently reappointed to his second 3-year term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reappoints Lawrence to Disciplinary Board

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has reappointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C., to a term on the Disciplinary Board running through April 2014.

Two-Term Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Appointed Vice-Chair

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Stewart L. Cohen, a trial lawyer with the Philadelphia law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cohen has served as a member of the Board since April 2007.

Former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Conduct Appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Sal Cognetti, Jr., a partner at Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini, & Cummins in Scranton, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cognetti, a civil practitioner specializing in personal injury litigation, has served as a member of the Board since 2006.

2010

PA Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Joins the National Organization of Bar Counsel’s (NOBC) Board for a Second Term

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Paul J. Burgoyne has been elected to serve a second term on the National Organization of Bar Counsel’s (NOBC) Board of Directors.

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

(Harrisburg, Pa.) - Howell K. Rosenberg, one of the founding partners of Philadelphia law firm Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler, has been appointed to serve on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Dedicated Trial Lawyer Reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) - Stewart L. Cohen, of the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been reappointed to his second, three-year term with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cohen, an experienced trial lawyer, represents clients across the country in a variety of individual and class action cases.

Former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline Appointed Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) – Private practice lawyer and former President Judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline, Sal Cognetti, Jr., has been named the new Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for a one-year term. Cognetti has held the position of Board member since 2006.

Former Vice-Chair Appointed to Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Harrisburg, Pa.) -- Carl D. Buchholz, III, who has served as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania since September 2009, was named Board Chair on April 1st. Currently, he is fulfilling his second three-year term as a Board member.

2009

Experienced Trial and Appellate Attorney Named Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) -- Active trial and appellate attorney, Carl D. Buchholz, III has been named the new Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective September 19, 2009. While his term as Vice-Chair is one year, he has also been reappointed for his second three-year term as a Board member.

Pittsburgh Native Named Chair Of Disciplinary Board Of The Supreme Court Of PA

(Lemoyne, Pa.)-- Allegheny County trial lawyer and Pittsburgh native, William Pietragallo, II has been named Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective April 1, 2009.

Susquehanna County Attorney Named Vice Chair Of Disciplinary Board Of The Supreme Court Of PA

(Lemoyne, Pa.)-- Francis X. O’Connor, Esq., an attorney and sole practitioner from Great Bend, Pa., has been named Vice Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective April 1, 2009.

Harrisburg Attorney Joins the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of R. Burke McLemore, Jr., a Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. McLemore will serve a three-year term on the Disciplinary Board.

Retired Pittsburgh Lawyer Joins Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Stephan K. Todd.

Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania Appoints Nationally Recognized Philadelphia Attorney to Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of nationally recognized family law attorney, Albert Momjian to a three-year term on the Disciplinary Board.

2008

Executive Consultant Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the addition of Mr. Douglas Leonard, Senior Executive Consultant with Strategic Solutions International, Inc (SSI), to the Disciplinary Board.

Lawrence, Bevilacqua Join Disciplinary Board

The Supreme Court has appointed two attorneys to the Disciplinary Board.

Greenspan Joins Supreme Court

Governor Rendell has nominated Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan  to the seat on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated by the retirement of former Chief Justice Ralph Cappy. Her nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 2008.

Eminent Philadelphia Attorney Appointed To Disciplinary Board By Pennsylvania Supreme Court

(Lemoyne, Pa.) Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, a partner in the law firm of Saul Ewing, LLP of Philadelphia, has been appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for a term running through May 2011.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Montgomery County Attorney To Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Gerald Lawrence, Jr., a shareholder and head of the Pennsylvania office of the law firm of Lowey, Dannenberg, Cohen & Hart PC, to a term on the Disciplinary Board running through April 2011.

Distinguished Pittsburgh Attorney to Chair Communications Committee with Supreme Court Disciplinary Board Court Of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that Gary G. Gentile, a partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile, Horoho and Avalli, has been named chair of the Communications Committee of the Disciplinary Board.

Allegheny Lawyer Selected As Vice Chair Of Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, PA) - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that William Pietragallo II, a nationally recognized trial lawyer from Allegheny County, has been named the vice chair of the Disciplinary Board effective April 22, 2008.

Harrisburg Attorney Named 2008 Chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Lemoyne, PA) - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that Smith Barton Gephart, a founding partner of the Harrisburg law firm Killian and Gephart, has been named the chair of the Disciplinary Board effective April 22, 2008.

Supreme Court Names Gephart, Pietragallo to Lead Disciplinary Board

On April 22, 2008, the Supreme Court named Smith B. Gephart, of Dauphin County, as Chairman of the Disciplinary Board, and William Pietragallo, Allegheny County, as Vice Chairman.

Todd and McCaffery Join Supreme Court; Castille Takes the Gavel

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Supreme Court continues to go through a period of rapid personnel changes after a long era of stability. January sees the departure of former Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy, and of Justices Cynthia A. Baldwin and James J. Fitzgerald III, who were completing terms vacated by prior Justices.

2007

The National Organization Of Bar Counsel (NOBC) Elects Paul J. Burgoyne To Its Board Of Directors

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) announced at their annual conference held in San Francisco this August that Paul J. Burgoyne, Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term as Director-at-Large.

Philadelphia Attorney Appointed To Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board announces that Stewart Cohen, a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has been appointed to his first three-year term on the Board. Cohen, an experienced trial lawyer, represents clients across the state in personal injury, products liability, professional negligence, complex commercial and insurance cases, and class actions.

Newman Named to Lead Disciplinary Board;  Pietrogallo, Storey Reappointed

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that Jonathan H. Newman, an attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hipple, has been named chair of the Disciplinary Board effective April 1, 2007.

Chester County Businessman Reappointed to the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has announced that Robert L. Storey has been reappointed to serve as one of two non-lawyer members of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Storey, the former chairman of one of the largest wholesaler/brokers of fine wine and spirits in the state of Pennsylvania, will serve his second, three-year term on the board.

Prominent Commercial, Business And Personal Injury Attorney Reappointed To Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

(Camp Hill, Pa.) - William A. Pietragallo, a founding partner of the Pittsburgh law firm Pietragallo, Bosick and Gordon has been reappointed to a second, three-year term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Attorney Named 2007 Chair of the Supreme Court's Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces that Jonathan H. Newman, an attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, has been named chair of the Disciplinary Board effective April 1, 2007.

Newman and Gephart Named to Lead Disciplinary Board

Effective April 1, 2007, attorney Jonathan H. Newman of Philadelphia has been named Chairman of the Disciplinary Board for 2007-2008.

Prior to 2007

Chief Disciplinary Counsel Paul J. Killion Becomes a Member of Peirce College's Board of Trustees

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - Paul J. Killion, the chief of disciplinary counsel for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pa., has been named to the Peirce College board of trustees. Dr. Arthur J. Lendo, the president of Peirce College, nominated Killion for the board, where he will assist with making decisions that affect the operations of the school.

PA Supreme Court Disciplinary Board Names Joseph Farrell New Executive Director

(Camp Hill, PA) - The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of Joseph W. Farrell of Lemoyne to Executive Director of the Board.

New Chief Disciplinary Counsel:

Paul J. Killion assumed office as the new Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in September 2002. Mr. Killion was, for many years, a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, and he also was Director of the Medicare Fraud Unit for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.