Hon. Eugene F. Scanlon, Jr. (ret.) has been named a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, effective April 1, 2020.
After over 10 years serving as a judge in both the family and civil divisions of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, he founded Scanlon Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services in Pittsburgh where he now uses his judicial experience to offer mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation.
Prior to becoming a judge, Scanlon spent 26 years as a civil trial lawyer with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote specializing in defense of medical malpractice, products liability, and workers’ compensation cases.
Scanlon previously served as a member on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee, and is a recognized member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Additionally, he is a CLE faculty member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Academy of Trial Lawyers Allegheny County, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Active in public service and charitable organizations, Scanlon has served as both a member and as the president of the Board of Directors for both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Cancer Society for many years, and as co-chair of the Susan B. Komen Foundation, Race for the Cure.
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. 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.