James C. Schwartzman Appointed to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sept. 3, 2014 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder James C. Schwartzman has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a member of the Judicial Conduct Board. The Board is tasked with review, investigation and, as necessary, prosecution of judicial misconduct complaints.

Formed in 1993, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board includes six Governor-appointed members and six Supreme Court appointees. Three judges, three attorneys and six non-lawyers sit on the Board, and all serve four-year, unpaid terms.

Mr. Schwartzman represents 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. Mr. Schwartzman is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

In addition to his membership on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board, Mr. Schwartzman is a former Chairman of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, Continuing Legal Education Board and Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) since 1991, previously serving as Vice Chairman.  He also serves on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors for Independence Blue Cross.

Mr. Schwartzman is a member of the Committee of Seventy, as well as 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. He is a resident of Radnor, Delaware County.