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Philadelphia Attorney Appointed To Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board announces that Stewart Cohen, a shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has been appointed to his first three-year term on the Board. Cohen, an experienced trial lawyer, represents clients across the state in personal injury, products liability, professional negligence, complex commercial and insurance cases, and class actions.

The 16-member Disciplinary Board, an independent agency created by the Supreme Court and funded through an assessment of attorneys practicing in Pennsylvania, is comprised of 14 attorneys and two non-attorneys from across the Commonwealth. The Board meets regularly to decide board administrative matters, cases and policies.

Before being appointed to his recent term on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court, Cohen served several years as a member and then Chair of a Board Hearing Committee.

"I'm proud and honored to be appointed, and as a trial lawyer, I hope to bring the experience and knowledge I have from representing clients to my role of assisting to decide matters before the Board," Cohen said.

Cohen received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and followed with a Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York Bars, and practices before the United States District Courts in the Middle, Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Recently, Cohen was elected by his peers and chosen to be included in the most recent edition of the Best Lawyers of America¨, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In 2007, Cohen was awarded the "Distinguished Alumni" award from The Pennsylvania State University. Further, in 2005, "The National Law Journal" recognized Cohen for a jury verdict that was included as one of the "Top 100 Verdicts in the United States."

For ten years, Cohen was an adjunct professor of law at Widener University School of Law. He is the founding Board Member and president of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. He is also Vice President of the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Philadelphia and Vicinity.

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 www.padb.us.

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For more information on this news release please contact Jamie Fulginiti at 717.975.2148 or jfulginiti@hersheyphilbin.com.