Pittsburgh Attorney Appointed Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board’s Newest Member

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 1, 2016) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Pittsburgh attorney John “Jack” Goodrich as a Board Member. Goodrich will serve a three-year term.

John “Jack” Goodrich
John “Jack” Goodrich

“I am deeply honored by the confidence exhibited by the Supreme Court in choosing me for this position. I plan to dispense my duties with fidelity and respect to all,” Goodrich said.

Goodrich is the principal of the law firm Goodrich & Associates, P.C., where he specializes in personal injury with a concentration in head trauma and vehicular accidents, including wrongful death, alcohol intoxication, and complex personal injury litigation. Goodrich is a member of the National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and belongs to the elite 8% of U.S. attorneys who’ve earned the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale Hubbell.

Goodrich is actively involved in a multitude of legal organizations on national and regional scales. He currently serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, and holds a position on the Board of Governors for PJA (formerly named Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association). Goodrich is a former member of the ACBA Rules Committee, Civil Litigation Judiciary Committee, and served as an appointed Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for six years.

Goodrich, who comes from Irish descent, is a pioneering representative for his heritage within the legal field. He is the current president of the Brehon Law Society of Western Pennsylvania, an association that fosters the profession of law among individuals of Irish ancestry. In 2005, Goodrich received the illustrious “Irishman of the Year” award, and has been recognized as a top 100 Irish American Lawyer since 2008 by Irish Voice Magazine. Since 1992, he’s served as Chairman of the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraising Committee. He is also a board member on the Irish Society for Charity and Education Inc.

Goodrich attended St. Francis University where he graduated with a Business Degree in 1983. He graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1987 and is a former president of the Duquesne School of Law Alumni Association and member of the university’s Past Presidents’ Advisory Board. In 2006, the Knights of Equity named him Iron City Man of the Year. Jack currently serves on the Presidents' Advisory Board at St. Francis University.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

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 cases, policies and board administrative matters.

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 Karyn Rapsey at 717-432-2468 or via email at karyn@suasion.us.