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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Announces New Leadership

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed James C. Haggerty as Board Chair and John F. Cordisco as Vice-Chair, effective April 1, 2020.

James C. Haggerty

Haggerty has served as a member on the Disciplinary Board since 2015, most recently as vice chair. He previously served as President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, member of the Appellate Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and on the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

His Philadelphia-based practice, Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, focuses on bad faith, insurance coverage, uninsured/underinsured, personal injury and appellate litigation. He also frequently gives lectures around the state on insurance and litigation matters and is often called as an expert witness in insurance cases.

John F. Cordisco

Cordisco was first appointed as a member of the Board in 2015 after having served as a Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee Member.

Focused on personal injury litigation, Cordisco is a founding partner of Cordisco & Saile LLC in Bucks County. He served as a former member of the Pa House of Representatives from 1981 to 1986, during which he served as Chairman of the House Committee on Veteran’s Health Care and as a member of the Judiciary and Labor Relations Committees.

The Disciplinary Board was created in 1972 by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 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 10 lawyers and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth, meet regularly to decide cases, policies, and board administrative matters. All members of the Disciplinary Board serve as unpaid volunteers.

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