Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Jane Penny as Disciplinary Board Chair

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 1, 2016) – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed former Vice-Chair Jane G. Penny to serve as Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pa. Penny, an active member of the Disciplinary Board since her August 2012 Court appointment, served as the 2015 Vice-Chair to former Chairman Hal Rosenberg. "Hal set a high standard and I am equally committed to upholding the integrity of the legal profession."

Jane Penny
Jane Penny

“It is both an honor and responsibility to be appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board,” said Penny. “I appreciate the Court's vote of confidence and look forward to working with the Board members, including new Vice-Chair David Schwager, so that the Court, the public, and the Bar will continue to support Pennsylvania's attorney disciplinary system."

Penny is the founder of Penny Legal, LLC, established in 2010. She has more than 35 years of experience as a defense attorney in private practice. She has represented clients through federal and state grand jury investigations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Labor investigations, and related enforcement and dispute resolution proceedings. Also, Penny conducts confidential investigations for clients into whistleblower concerns and ethics hotline reports. She holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Penny earned her Bachelor of Arts, maxima cum laude, from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1974 and her Juris Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 1977. Along with admission into the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penny was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.