Elected and appointed

Jerry M. Lehocky of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano is set to become president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice on June 30.

His induction is set to occur during PAJ's annual retreat in Bedford Springs.

He will have the distinction of serving as the first PAJ president whose practice is devoted exclusively to workers' compensation.

Neil A. Stein, co-founder and principal of Kaplin Stewart in Blue Bell, Pa., was elected to the governing council of the Pennsylvania real property, probate and trust law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for a three-year term.

Stein's practice is concentrated in land use, zoning and development, real estate business and finance transactions, environmental and real estate litigation.

Two attorneys with Meyer, Unkovic & Scott were elected to leadership positions at the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Ronald L. Hicks Jr., partner at the firm, was elected to the ACBA judiciary committee for a three-year term.

Hicks is a member of the firm's management committee and vice chair of its business and tort litigation group.

Nicholas Bell was elected to a two-year term on the council of the young lawyers division of the ACBA.

Bell, an associate at the firm, is a member of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution group.

Governor Tom Corbett announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General will be guided by two veteran prosecutors.

Michael A. Sprow was appointed as inspector general and K. Kenneth Brown II was selected as chief counsel for the Office of Inspector General.


Stacey Willits McConnell led a panel discussion, "Assuring Legacies of Family Harmony," together with John F. McKenna from MacElree Harvey on May 16.

The event was sponsored by the Chester County Estate Planning Council and held at the Hershey's Mill Clubhouse.

McConnell is a partner at Lamb McErlane and chair of its trusts and estates department.

J. Chadwick Schnee, the Office of Open Records' assistant chief counsel, trained attorneys and others on the Right-to-Know Law as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 2013 Municipal Law Colloquium on June 8.

Michael J. Savona served as a faculty member at a National Business Institute seminar in Allentown on May 23, titled "Legal Issues Involving Local Governments."

Savona is a member of the land use and zoning, litigation, municipal law and real estate practice groups at Eastburn and Gray. •