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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 Lackawanna County attorney Brian J. Cali as Board Chair and Andrew Trevelise of Philadelphia as Board Vice-Chair.

The appointments are effective Aug. 7.

Created in 1972, the 13-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 11 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.

Brian Cali

Cali was first appointed as a member of the Disciplinary Board in in 2013, was reappointed in 2016 and named vice chair in Feb. 2018. Cali has served on the Finance Committee of the Board for 5 years and its chair for 4 years.

He is the founding member of Brian J. Cali and Associates and concentrates his practice on all aspects of family law throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been named as a super lawyer for over 10 years. Cali also has a strong business background, being involved as an owner in several businesses. As part of his practice, he represents and advises clients in a variety of business matters related to divorce or otherwise.

Cali is general legal counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank as well as a member of the Pennsylvania, American and Lackawanna County Bar Associations. In addition, he is a charter member of the Lackawanna County Library System and currently serves as vice chair.

Andrew Trevelise

Trevelise was appointed to the Board in 2014 and reappointed in 2017. Prior to being named to the Board he had served multiple terms as Hearing Committee Member. He has served as Chair of the Rules Committee of the Disciplinary Board for the last 3 years.

Trevelise is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and has more than 35 years of experience as a litigator. He has been named annually as a “Best Lawyer in America” in the area of product liability defense since 2008.

He is currently practicing with the O’Brien firm in Philadelphia. Prior to that he practiced with Reed Smith LLP in their Philadelphia office for nearly 30 years. He has extensive experience representing corporations in complex litigation involving mass torts and product liability, particularly in the areas of asbestos, pharmaceutical, medical device and financial services litigation.

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