James C. Schwartzman Appointed Chair of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board
PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 2, 2013 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder James C. Schwartzman, a resident of Radnor, PA, was appointed Chair of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) Board (effective September 1, 2013), an appointed board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that provides funds for legal aid to the poor.
Mr. Schwartzman has served on the board since 2008, most recently as Vice Chair. This is the third Supreme Court Board to which Mr. Schwartzman has been appointed Chair. He is a past Chair of both the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board.
Mr. Schwartzman has extensive experience representing and counseling lawyers, law firms and judges on ethics-related issues. He has extensive trial experience in civil and criminal matters in most of the courts in southeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition to serving on the IOLTA Board, Mr. Schwartzman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). He also serves on the Board of Directors for Independence Blue Cross and the Committee of Seventy. He is a member of numerous other organizations, including the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and his local, state and national bar associations.
He received a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and an A.B. from Washington University.