Brian J. Cali, Esquire
Brian J. Cali is the founding member of BRIAN J CALI AND ASSOCIATES. Attorney Cali concentrates his practice on all aspects of Family Law throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. He engages in all levels of the trial court and has successfully argued before Appellate Courts on Family Law matters. Attorney Cali is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a graduate of The Duquesne University School of Law and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, American, and the Lackawanna County Bar Associations. Attorney Cali frequently lectures on various topics of Family Law matters on behalf of the Lackawanna County Family Law Rules Committee. In addition, he is a charter member of the Lackawanna County Library System and served as its Chairman for many years. He is general legal counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank. He has been designated as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2007. Mr. Cali was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2013 and reappointed in 2016. He was appointed to serve as the Disciplinary Board’s Vice Chair on April 1, 2018. He was appointed to serve as the Disciplinary Board's Chair on August 7, 2018. His term will expire in April 2019.
Andrew J. Trevelise, Esquire
Board Vice Chair
Andrew J. Trevelise is a litigator with more than 35 years of experience. He practiced for nearly 30 years with Reed Smith LLP and now practices with the O’Brien firm in Philadelphia. He has extensive experience representing corporations in complex litigation involving mass torts and product liability. He has represented corporations in the asbestos litigation at the national, regional and local level since 1978. He has represented corporations in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation in Philadelphia and has also represented financial institutions in financial services litigation. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America in the area of Product Liability Defense every year since 2008. Mr. Trevelise was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2014 and reappointed in 2017. He was appointed to serve as the Disciplinary Board's Vice Chair on August 7, 2018. His term will expire in April 2020.
John F. Cordisco, Esquire
John F. Cordisco is the founding partner of Cordisco & Saile LLC in Bucks County, PA. The firm’s primary focus is personal injury litigation. John has practiced law since 1987, graduating from Temple Law School in 1986. From 1981 to 1986, he served as the Representative from Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During his tenure, John served on the House Judiciary Committee, Labor Relations Committee, and served as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Health Care. He was appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, after previously serving as a hearing committee member in Disciplinary District II. John is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, where he served as a Trustee of its Charitable Foundation. John has three children and six grandchildren, and currently resides in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Cordisco was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2015 and reappointed in 2018. His term will expire in April 2021.
David A. Fitzsimons, Esquire
David A. Fitzsimons is a shareholder with the Martson Law Offices in Carlisle, Cumberland County and has practiced throughout Pennsylvania since graduation from the Dickinson School of Law in 1984. His practice includes all aspects of dispute resolution as counsel, mediator and arbitrator, in contract and business disputes, with an emphasis on construction, business operation/succession, estate-related litigation, employment, land use and personal injury. Over the past 17 years, Mr. Fitzsimons has served as a court-appointed and privately retained mediator in resolution of numerous disputes in the areas of commercial contract, construction, employment law, business succession and personal injury. He is a member of the Cumberland County, Dauphin County, American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Chair, [May 2014 – 2016]; Co-Chair [May 2016-May 2017]); Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He is admitted to all courts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Fitzsimons was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in May 2014 and reappointed in 2017. His term will expire in April 2020.
John P. Goodrich, Esquire
John P. Goodrich is the principal of the law firm Goodrich & Associates, P.C., located in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Goodrich is a 1983 graduate of St. Francis University. He earned his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1987. His primary practice areas include personal injury with a concentration on head trauma and vehicular accidents including wrongful death and complex civil personal injury litigation. He has also successfully represented and/or tried multiple dram shop, product liability, trucking, premises, medical malpractice, workers compensation cases and also practices in the areas of social security disability, wills and estates. Mr. Goodrich was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2016 and reappointed in 2019. His term will expire in April 2022.
James C. Haggerty, Esquire
James C. Haggerty is one of the founding partners of Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, with offices in Philadelphia, Holland, Reading, Lancaster and Allentown. He focuses his practice on plaintiff’s personal injury, bad faith, UM/UIM and insurance coverage matters, having previously represented the insurance industry for over thirty years. He previously served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. Currently, he is on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Attorney Haggerty has been consistently ranked in the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. He is a frequent lecturer throughout Pennsylvania and has argued numerous cases before the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Previously, Jim Haggerty served for six years on the Appellate Rules Committee of the Supreme Court. He has been a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court since 2015. Mr. Haggerty was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2015 and reappointed in 2018. His term will expire in April 2021.
P. Brennan Hart, Esquire
P. Brennan Hart currently serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Litigation Defense Practice Group at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. He has represented a wide variety of corporations and professionals during his more than 30 years as a civil litigator and currently serves as a Board Member of the Professional Liability Attorney Network. Attorney Hart has been a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County for more than 20 years, and he is a past President of the Board of Governors of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Additionally, he has been a member of the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies for more than 20 years and was elected in March 2014 to the Board of the National Kidney Foundation in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne Law School. Mr. Hart was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2014 and reappointed in 2017. His term will expire in April 2020.
Jerry M. Lehocky, Esquire
Jerry M. Lehocky is a founding partner of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Mr. Lehocky has litigated workers’ compensation and Social Security since being admitted to practice in 1985. Initially, his practice involved representing employers and insurance companies, but in 1991, Mr. Lehocky began representing claimants exclusively. A former chairman of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Section for 12 consecutive years, Mr. Lehocky has served as a consultant to several Pennsylvania governors and numerous state senators and representatives on workers’ compensation issues. He co-authored “House Bill 2738,” which created the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund and was signed into law on November 9, 2006. It represented the first piece of workers’ compensation legislation in favor of injured workers to become law in over 30 years. Mr. Lehocky is a former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), the first workers’ compensation attorney in the organization’s history to hold that position. In 2017, he received the PAJ Milton D. Rosenberg Award. Mr. Lehocky continues to serve on the PAJ’s Board of Governors and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, after having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Volunteers for the Indigent Program. Mr. Lehocky is also a member of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group and has been interviewed by National Public Radio to address the crisis of injuries to healthcare workers in America. Mr. Lehocky served the Disciplinary Board as a Hearing Committee Member from 2000 to 2006, 2008 to 2014, and 2016 to 2018. Mr. Lehocky was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in February 2018. His term will expire in February 2021.
Christopher M. Miller, Esquire
Christopher M. Miller is a founding partner of the law firm of DelVecchio & Miller, LLC, located in Pittsburgh. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law, Delaware campus, in 1996. Mr. Miller is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His practice is focused exclusively on representing victims of personal injury accidents, including motor vehicle, trucking, premises liability, products liability, dram shop and other negligence cases. He has tried cases to verdict throughout numerous counties in western Pennsylvania, and has argued cases on the appellate level in front of the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts. Mr. Miller is a past President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and continues to serve on various committees of that organization. He is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, and currently serves as the Chair of the Mock Trial Competition Committee. He is also a current member of the Board of Governors for the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. Mr. Miller was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in September 2018. His term will expire in September 2021.
Stefanie B. Porges, M.D.
Stefanie B. Porges, MD is one of the two non-lawyers on the Board. Dr. Porges serves patients and educates medical students as Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Department Observation Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and as an Attending Physician in Emergency Medicine. She is also Medical Command Physician for PENNSTAR medical Helicopter Flight Program, and Director of Physician Scheduling, Emergency Medicine, for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Porges is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Porges earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She also completed her internship and residency at Hahnemann and a fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Porges was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2014 and reappointed in 2017. Her term will expire in April 2020.
John C. Rafferty, Jr., Esquire
Former Pennsylvania State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. served the 44th Senatorial District which included Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. Before he ran for the Senate, Sen. Rafferty practiced law in private practice focusing on education, real estate, zoning, business and estate law. He also served as a former Pennsylvania deputy attorney general in the criminal law division where he investigated and prosecuted Medicaid fraud. Throughout Senator Rafferty’s time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was also appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Senator Rafferty previously served as a member of the Methacton School Board and was elected as member of the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, earned his master’s degree from Beaver College and his law degree from Temple University. Senator Rafferty was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in January 2019. His term will expire in December 2021.
Dion G. Rassias, Esquire
Dion G. Rassias is a trial lawyer with the Philadelphia law firm, The Beasley Firm LLC. Mr. Rassias completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and Dickinson College and graduated from Duquesne University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the bars of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Claims, and the numerous corresponding Federal Courts in the states where he is admitted. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. Mr. Rassias has tried and settled a growing list of cases which have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, all of which have been collected in full, for people and families who have been catastrophically injured and damaged as the result of medical malpractice, professional malpractice, partnership disputes and law firm disassociations, defamation and false light, products liability, civil rights violations, discrimination and harassment, and related personal injury actions. In addition, he has tried and settled many complex commercial litigations involving business disputes, antitrust claims, contracting disputes, healthcare issues, bank fraud and trade secret litigation. Mr. Rassias serves on various professional committees and associations and also maintains an extensive pro bono commitment. He is the recipient of numerous distinctions and awards, including a Lifetime Achievement selection as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys; membership in the Summit Council; appointment by the Pennsylvania Senate as a member of the Joint State Government Commission Task Force on Real Property Law (Senate Resolution 244 of 2002); was requested to testify before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 1376, on Joint and Several Liability; from 2002 until 2010, he sat as a member of the Architects Licensure Board; and in October 2011 and 2007, he served as the moderator for the television coverages of The Pennsylvania Superior Court’s en banc oral arguments at the National Constitution Center. Mr. Rassias previously served as a Hearing Committee Member from 2010-2016, and most recently was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in April 2018. His term will expire April 2021.
Hon. Robert L. Repard
Robert L. Repard currently serves as a Magisterial District Judge in Tioga County Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mansfield University in 1986, majoring in Criminal Justice Administration. Beginning his senior year, he became a Probation Officer with the Tioga County Probation Department where he spent 26 years retiring as a supervisor in February of 2011 to pursue the office of Magisterial District Judge. He took office in January 2012. During his career as a Probation Officer he had both local and state involvement in developing and implementing court facility security measures and officer safety policies. He is a two term Gubernatorial appointed Commissioner to the County Probation and Parole Officers Firearm Education and Training Commission. In 1989 he was named "Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer" of the year by the Mansfield Area Jaycees, Mansfield, Pennsylvania. He received the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission Award for outstanding service to the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System in 1994. Rob is a past Range Master/Firearms Instructor for the Firearm Education and Training Commission and Harrisburg Area Community College. He currently instructs Firearms, Defensive Tactics and Court Facility Security for the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs Education and Training Program at Penn State University's Justice and Safety Institute. He holds multiple certifications. He is a member of the Special Court Judges' Association of Pennsylvania, where he serves as Chair of the Constable Relations Committee. He is active in his community and has sat on several community boards. Judge Repard was appointed to the Disciplinary Board in September 2018. His term will expire September 2021.
Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Paul J. Killion, Esquire
Chief Disciplinary Counsel
Mr. Killion has been the Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania since 2002. In this role he oversees the disciplinary counsel and other staff throughout the four disciplinary districts in the Commonwealth. Prior to his selection as Chief Disciplinary Counsel, Mr. Killion maintained an active private practice in Harrisburg for 17 years, primarily in white-collar criminal defense work and healthcare issues. He also served as Director of the Medicaid Fraud Unit for the Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, the Economic Crime Coordinator for the United States Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. Mr. Killion received his J.D. and B.A. degrees from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Jesse G. Hereda
Mr. Hereda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the California University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in International Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management. After a successful stint in real estate and casino finance in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Hereda moved home to his native Central Pennsylvania in 2009 to be closer to family. In his personal life, Mr. Hereda enjoys serving as a board member and advisor to numerous non-profit organizations and foundations. In 2013, Jesse was hired as the Director of Finance for the Board. In 2018, he became the Executive Director, with oversight responsibility for the Attorney Registration Office, Communications, Finance, Human Resources, the Prothonotary’s Office, and Technology.
Laura K. Mohney, Esquire
Counsel to the Board
Ms. Mohney has served as Counsel to the Board since 1995, providing legal support in all aspects of the Board's oversight of the disciplinary system. She is a graduate of Albright College and The Dickinson School of Law.
Julia M. Frankston-Morris, Esquire
Following graduation from Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, Ms. Frankston-Morris earned her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. Julia returned to Central Pennsylvania, where she was raised, to clerk for the Honorable Justice (now Chief Justice) Thomas G. Saylor, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Following her clerkship, she prosecuted for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, Department of State, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2013, she joined the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, serving as Disciplinary Counsel, working in Districts I, II, and III. In 2016, she was hired as the Secretary of the Board. In 2018, she became the Special Counsel, with oversight of the hearing process.
Marcee D. Sloan
Marcee D. Sloan is the Prothonotary for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Ms. Sloan, among many other duties, accepts filings and maintains the record in disciplinary matters. This role provides the opportunity for Ms. Sloan to maintain effective working relationships with court officials, Board Members, Hearing Committee Members, and Pennsylvania attorneys, which is naturally her strong suit. She has more than 26 years of case management experience. Before joining the Disciplinary Board in 2006, she worked as a legal clerk for Magisterial District 12-02-01 in Dauphin County. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Sloan volunteers in her community by serving the homeless at Downtown Daily Bread and assisting in recreational youth sports programs.
Suzanne E. Price
Suzanne E. Price is the Attorney Registrar for the Disciplinary Board. Ms. Price is a graduate of Central Penn Business School. Prior to her employment with the Board, she was a Central Services Secretary for the Pennsylvania Bar Association where she was the sole support staff for the bar association membership department which handled attorney registration renewal and bar admission updates. Ms. Price was hired by the Disciplinary Board in 1985 as the Administrative Assistant to the Board Secretary. She was promoted to Attorney Registration Assistant in 1987 and again in 1995 to her current role as Attorney Registrar. The Attorney Registration Office handles the annual Attorney Registration and maintaining and updating the database of attorneys admitted in the Commonwealth.