Two Dickie McCamey Attorneys Appointed to Disciplinary Board
Robert J. Marino and Ron G. Jones of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (“DMC”) have been appointed as Hearing Committee Members serving The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Marino and Mr. Jones will both serve a three-year term, which takes effect July 1, 2016, and expires on June 30, 2019. As members of Pennsylvania’s attorney disciplinary system, they are now tasked with assisting the system which self-polices lawyers and maintains standards of integrity in the legal profession.
The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of 13 members 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 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.
One reason for Mr. Marino’s appointment, according to Board Chair Jane G. Penny, is his excellent reputation as a lawyer and premier litigator. He is a shareholder at DMC and an accomplished defense attorney. During his 35-year legal career, Mr. Marino has concentrated his practice in the areas of insurance bad faith/coverage litigation, professional malpractice, premises liability, legal malpractice, and product liability law. He is Chair of Dickie McCamey’s Insurance Law and Litigation Group.
Mr. Marino has earned the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability, and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year Pittsburgh” for Legal Malpractice Law in 2012 and 2014. Based on his professional accomplishments, he has been elected into membership by his peers to the following premier legal associations: American College of Trial Lawyers, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, and Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. He earned his J.D. at the Duquesne University School of Law, cum laude.
Mr. Jones’ appointment “is a well-deserved honor,” says Jeffrey T. Wiley, Managing Director of Dickie McCamey. “As a young associate, he has earned the respect of his colleagues and has an excellent reputation with his clients.” He possesses eight years of legal experience, with concentration in the areas of medical malpractice, estate planning and administration, sports law, and general liability defense. Mr. Jones has earned several professional honors, including Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s 2016 Young Professional of Excellence, 2015 David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award, and The Legal Intelligencer 2015 “Lawyer on the Fast Track.” Additionally, he has been elected Vice Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s (ACBA) Homer S. Brown Division for 2016–17 and is a member of both Dickie McCamey’s Marketing and Pro Bono Committees.
Mr. Jones earned his Juris Doctor at the Howard University School of Law; his Master of Business Administration at Howard University School of Business; and his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is a nationally-recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise in a multitude of practice areas. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded more than 100 years ago, the firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. For more information: 800-243-5412 or www.dmclaw.com.