Joseph D. Mancano, partner in the Philadelphia office of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, is the recipient of the Nora Barry Fischer Award for 2012. The Nora Barry Fischer Award serves to recognize an attorney within the Firm who has given back to the legal profession and the community at large.
Mr. Mancano has shown great commitment to both the legal profession and the community through his involvement in numerous organizations. For twenty years, he has served as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, representing indigent individuals charged with serious federal crimes. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Civil War Museum of Philadelphia where he serves on the fundraising and site selection committees.
In addition, Mr. Mancano serves as President of the Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia. The Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia seeks to promote and foster high ethical principles in the legal profession generally and, in particular, in the community of Catholic lawyers; it provides a Catholic voice on issues of relevance to judges, lawyers, public officials, and law students; and, above all, the Society encourages its members to apply the ideals of Saint Thomas More in both their personal and professional lives.
Mr. Mancano focuses his legal practice on representing clients in a wide- range of complex criminal and civil cases including antitrust, RICO, bank fraud, securities, health care, income taxes, and qui tam/whistleblower claims. He is an accomplished trial attorney and has tried over 100 criminal and civil cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the United States. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Mancano also handles appeals in federal and state courts.
Mr. Mancano received his law degree from the Temple University School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s Honor Roll. He received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Award for outstanding achievement in trial advocacy. He also attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, earning a B.A. with Honors in Political Science, and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he has served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Alumni Board of Governors.