The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) recently awarded those with outstanding leadership in the legal profession with extraordinary service and longstanding membership in the association.
The PBA Special Achievement Awards recognize those lawyers and individuals who have provided time and resources to improve the association as well as the legal profession.
The President’s Awards were presented by 2021-22 PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson, recognizing extraordinary commitments to the association. PBA Fifty-Year Member Awards recognize lawyers who have been association members for five decades.
The awards were presented during a ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting in Hershey.
In Montgomery County, awards went to:
Paul Baker Bartle, Flamm Walton Heimbach, Blue Bell: Fifty-Year Member Award
Mark B. Dischell, Dischell Bartle & Dooley PC, Lansdale: Fifty-Year Member Award
Robert J. Edelmayer, Law Offices of Robert J. Edelmayer PC, North Wales: Fifty-Year Member Award
Richard Mark Faulkner, North Wales: Fifty-Year Member Award
Ellen S. Fischer, Bloom Peters, Horsham won the PBA Special Achievement Award for dedication to a subcommittee of the PBA LGBTQ+ Rights Committee that explored the creation of a proposed procedural rule to promote safety, confidentiality and consistency in the name change process for transgender people in Pennsylvania; the subcommittee’s proposed rule was approved by the PBA House of Delegates and then forwarded to the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee for review.
Jay C. Glickman, Rubin Glickman Steinberg and Gifford PC, Lansdale: Fifty-Year Member Award
Paul E. Holl, Lansdale: Fifty-Year Member Award
Marc D. Jonas, Eastburn and Gray PC, Blue Bell: Fifty-Year Member Award
David S. Kaplan, O’Donnell Weiss & Mattei PC, Pottstown: Fifty-Year Member Award
Jeffrey L Katz, Dresher: Fifty-Year Member Award
Allen S. Kellerman, Wynnewood: Fifty-Year Member Award
Lawrence D. Levin, Shor & Levin, Willow Grove: Fifty-Year Member Award
Max L. Lieberman, Max L. Lieberman & Associations, Blue Bell; Fifty-Year Member Award
Richard P. McBride, Law Office of Richard P. McBride, Lower Gwynedd: Fifty-Year Member Award
James J. Oliver, Oliver & Caiola LLC, East Norriton: Fifty-Year Member Award
Paul A. Prince, Prince and Kurtas, Pottstown: Fifty-Year Member Award
Harvey A. Sernovitz, Harvey A. Sernovitz PC, Elkins Park: Fifty-Year Member Award
Retired Judge Joseph A. Smyth Jr., Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Norristown: Fifty-Year Member Award
Thomas E. Wiener, Bala Cynwyd: Fifty-Year Member Award
Arthur A. Zatz, Isdaner & Company LLC, Bala Cynwyd: Fifty-Year Member Award
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.