Shohin H. Vance has been named a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, effective April 1, 2021.
Vance is currently an associate at Kleinbard LLC based in Philadelphia where his practice primarily focuses on litigation involving state governmental entities and officials, state constitutional matters, appellate litigation, complex election issues, and grand jury investigations.
His experience includes appellate matters in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where he previously served as a clerk for Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor. Vance also has experience representing clients in matters in the state’s Commonwealth Court, in both its original and appellate jurisdictions.
Vance is well versed in a variety of legal matters and regularly contributes articles to the Legal Intelligencer and serves on its Young Lawyer Editorial Board. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Federalist Society and was recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in the fields of white-collar criminal defense and government relations.
Before attending Penn State Dickinson Law, Vance worked for one of the top government relations and political consulting firms in the state where he played a key role in a number of public policy victories and developed an extensive resume in campaign consulting, earned media, press relations, and grassroots organization.
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 ten 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.