Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
Stewart L. Cohen, a trial lawyer with the Philadelphia law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., has been appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Having served on the Disciplinary Board for the past year as Vice Chair, Cohen is looking forward to leading the organization as Chair.
An independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Disciplinary Board assists the Supreme Court in executing exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The Board consists of 11 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state and meets regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.
"It is truly an honor to be appointed to this position," Cohen states. "I appreciate the vote of confidence of Chief Justice Castille and the Supreme Court, and I commit myself to ensuring that the court, the bar and our citizens continue to have assurance in our disciplinary system."
Cohen has led a successful career since graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1977. Serving as a private practice lawyer, Cohen specializes in complex litigation, including individual and class action cases. He has represented plaintiffs in numerous groundbreaking cases, including a "Top 100 Jury Verdict" in the United States in 2005, and a "Top 20 Award" in New Jersey in 2009.
Currently, Cohen holds membership in the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New York Bar Associations. He is also a member the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers of America Association, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers of America Association.
Cohen recently received the "Distinguished Alumni Award" from his alma mater, The Pennsylvania State University, where he also delivered a commencement speech in 2008, and he was the keynote speaker at Harvard Medical School's Anesthesia 2011 Update: "Innovation and Transformation in Anesthesiology" in mid-May.
Cohen and his wife, Karen, have raised three daughters and support a number of causes related to people with disabilities. Cohen is Emeritus member of the board of directors of the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Philadelphia and Vicinity. On behalf of this organization, Cohen and his wife are co-chairing the 2012 UCP Motor Cars Charity Event at Citizen’s Bank Park. In addition, he served as the founding board member and is past president of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA
The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. 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. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit http://www.padb.us.
For more information regarding this press release, please contact Elaine Bixler at 717-231-3380 or via email at elaine.bixler(at)pacourts(dot)us.