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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Announces New Leadership

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania today announced the appointment of Pittsburgh attorney John (Jack) P. Goodrich as Board Chair and Philadelphia attorney Jerry M. Lehocky as Board Vice-Chair.

The appointments are effective April 1, 2021.

Created in 1972, the 12-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 10 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, the Board assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline.

John (Jack) P. Goodrich

Jack Goodrich was first appointed as a member of the Disciplinary Board in April 2016. Goodrich is a principal of the law firm Goodrich & Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his practice focuses on personal injury with a concentration on head trauma and vehicular accidents including wrongful death and complex civil personal injury litigation.

He has served on a variety of committees and boards at Duquesne University School of Law and for six years was appointed as a Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Board. Mr. Goodrich is currently a board member and fundraising chairman for the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and a past president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Goodrich is a graduate of St. Francis University and earned his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Jerry M. Lehocky

Jerry Lehocky was first appointed as a member of the Disciplinary Board in February 2018. Lehocky is a founding partner at Pond Lehocky based in Philadelphia. He has been a litigator of workers’ compensation and Social Security since being admitted to practice in 1985.

For 12 consecutive years, Lehocky was chairman of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Section. He has served as a consultant to several Pennsylvania governors as well as numerous state senators and representatives on workers’ compensation issues. He also co-authored House Bill 2738 which created the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund – the first piece of workers’ compensation legislation in favor of injured workers to become law in over 30 years.

Lehocky continues to serve on the Board of Governors of The Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and was previously on the Board of Directors of the Volunteers for the Indigent Program.

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