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Experienced Trial and Appellate Attorney Named Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

(Harrisburg, Pa.) -- Active trial and appellate attorney, Carl D. Buchholz, III has been named the new Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania effective September 19, 2009. While his term as Vice-Chair is one year, he has also been reappointed for his second three-year term as a Board member.

Carl D. Buchholz, III
Carl D. Buchholz, III

Having been appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 2006 as a Board member, Buchholz feels privileged to be named Vice-Chair. "It is an honor not only to be reappointed to the Board, but to be appointed Vice-Chair. I look forward to using my past experience as a Board member to help me carry out the duties of Vice-Chair and assisting Board Chair William Pietragallo, III in carrying out the work of the Disciplinary Board. I hope to carry out those duties as well as outgoing Vice-Chair Frank O'Connor did," says Buchholz, a Philadelphia native.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and consists of 14 members, of whom 12 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers, from across the state. The Board 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 cases, policies and board administrative matters.

Buchholz has prior experience in addressing ethical issues involving lawyers, having served on the Supreme Court's Client Security Fund Committee as both Board member and Chairman. The Client Security Fund reimburses clients whose lawyers misappropriate their clients' funds.

Buchholz is a partner at Rawle & Henderson, LLP, which has seven offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, in addition to its main office in Philadelphia, Pa. With over 39 years of experience in law, Mr. Buchholz has substantial experience representing clients in appellate, insurance coverage, maritime, and casualty and premises liability matters.

As head of Rawle & Henderson's Appellate and Maritime Departments, Buchholz has appeared before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts, as well as United States Supreme Court. Buchholz's practice also includes litigating insurance coverage and indemnity disputes related to commercial contracts and insurance policies.

Buchholz received his law degree from Villanova Law School in 1970, where he was a member of the Villanova Law Review and graduated with honors. He is a Proctor in Admiralty, and a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

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 www.padb.us.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Megan Kurtz at 717-432-2468 or email at Megan@TheSuasionWay.com.