Pennsylvania Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation

(Philadelphia, Pa.) - Paul J. Burgoyne, Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, has been named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

The foundation was founded by the American Bar Association in 1952 and is the nation’s leading research institute for the empirical study of law.

Paul J. Burgoyne
Paul J. Burgoyne

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession. The Fellows support the research of the foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.

Burgoyne has been with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel since 1981, and served as Deputy Chief Counsel since 1994. He is a graduate of LaSalle University and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, and is a member of the Boards of the LaSalle University Alumni Association and the National Organization of Bar Counsel.

About Office of Disciplinary Counsel

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) is part of the attorney disciplinary system in Pennsylvania.  The disciplinary system is governed by the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Rules and Procedures, a broad set of rules by which the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania carries out its constitutional authority to regulate the practice of law in Pennsylvania.  The role of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel is to investigate complaints against attorneys, and when appropriate, prosecute. ODC also provides educational programs for attorneys and consumers. 

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