Eminent Philadelphia Attorney Named Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court

(Harrisburg, Pa.) Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, General Counsel to The American Board of Surgery and to The American Board of Plastic Surgery; and, Of Counsel to the law firm Saul Ewing, LLP, has been appointed Vice Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Bevilacqua has been a member of the Board since 2008. ”I am both thrilled and humbled that the Supreme Court selected me to serve as Vice Chair of the Disciplinary Board. I look forward to my service in the coming months and to discharging my responsibilities with humility and compassion,” stated Bevilacqua.

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

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: eleven 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 the representation of medical specialty boards, 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.

Mr. Bevilacqua is a bilingual attorney and a founding member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded the title Cavaliere by the Republic of Italy in 2005 in a decree by Italian President H.E. Azeglio Ciampi.

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.

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.padboard.org

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Elaine Bixler at 717-231-3380 or via email at elaine.bixler@pacourts.us.