Lawrence County lawyer appointed to term on Pa. Supreme Court's Disciplinary Board

By Jon Campisi | Jul 20, 2013

A Pittsburgh-area personal injury lawyer has been named to a term on the

Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board ending in early 2015, the high court recently announced.

In a short ordered filed on July 17, the justices announced that they had appointed Lawrence County attorney Lawrence M. Kelly to a term expiring on Jan. 29, 2015.

Kelly is a partner with New Castle, Pa.-based Luxenberg, Garbett, Kelly and George.

According to a biography on the firm’s website, Kelly, a native of New Castle in Lawrence County, which sits northwest of Allegheny County on the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line, has been a practicing attorney for the past three decades.

The University of Akron School of Law graduate is board certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association; and he has consistently been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Kelly was admitted to practice law in the commonwealth in 1983, his bio states.

Kelly’s law firm prides itself on helping people in New Castle and the surrounding areas in Lawrence County and beyond, and its lawyers specialize in everything from personal injury and vehicle accidents to medical malpractice and workers’ compensation.

The law firm’s website says its attorneys once secured a six-figure jury verdict in the case of a woman in her 30s who sustained a spinal cord injury after her vehicle was struck by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation trailer whose driver had crossed the center line of the roadway.

The Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has the power to recommend disciplinary action, including suspension and disbarment, against attorneys across the commonwealth who engage in allegedly improper behavior.

The panel is comprised of 13 members, including 11 attorneys and 2 non-lawyers.

Members, who are unpaid, serve out three-year terms and have the power to appoint hearing committee members to assist in the disciplinary process against licensed attorneys who are under review for alleged misdeeds.

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