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Eminent Philadelphia Attorney Appointed To Disciplinary Board By Pennsylvania Supreme Court

(Lemoyne, Pa.) Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, a partner in the law firm of Saul Ewing, LLP of Philadelphia, has been appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for a term running through May 2011.

Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua
Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of sixteen members: fourteen attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide case, policies and board administrative matters.

Mr. Bevilacqua, who concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, as well as in the representation of medical specialty boards, elected officials and Commonwealth agencies and municipalities, was the 77th Chancellor of the 13,000 member Philadelphia Bar Association in 2004. Previously appointed to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's Appellate Rules Advisory Committee, he has lectured widely on the Court's "Bridge the Gap" program, which addresses the transition for new attorneys from law school to legal practice.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing, LLP in 1984, Mr. Bevilacqua served in the City of Philadelphia's Law Department, where he held positions including Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Chief of Major Trials, and Chairman of the Litigation Department. Additionally, he has served as an arbitrator for both federal and state courts, and as Judge Pro Tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Born in Pennadomo, Italy, the bilingual attorney was awarded the title Cavaliere by the Republic of Italy in 2005 in a decree by Italian President H.E. Azeglio Ciampi, and was the recipient of the American Immigration Law Foundation's Heritage Award in 2004.

A graduate of St. Joseph's University, he earned his law degree from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.