Phillip R. Earnest of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board as a hearing committee member effective June 2018. His appointment is for a three-year term.
Mr. Earnest is the Practice Group Leader for Litigation Defense and Risk Management. He focuses his practice on representing corporations with matters in commercial, construction, and insurance claims and litigation. Mr. Earnest also drafts and negotiates construction, indemnity, surety, and insurance agreements for owners, contractors, specialty subcontractors, design professionals, insurers, and sureties. Mr. Earnest is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the American Bar Association, the Professional Liability Attorney Network, the Professional Lines Underwriting Society, and the alumni associations of Penn State, West Virginia University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and he has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous other jurisdictions throughout the United States.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania established the Disciplinary Board in 1972 to regulate attorney conduct. The Board consists of 13 members, each of whom is appointed by the Supreme Court.