Brian Strong, KBG Injury Law.

Elected and Appointed

Personal injury and wrongful death attorney Brian Strong is the new president of the York County Bar Association.

Strong, a native of York County and managing partner at KBG Injury Law, currently serves on the boards of Downtown Inc and The York County Farm and Natural Lands Trust and previously served on the boards of The 4th District Congressional Internship Program and The YMCA of York and York County.

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Pittsburgh family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz named Stephanie L. Jablon and Heather Trostle Smith partners in the firm.

Jablon holds certifications in both mediation and collaborative law and is an executive committee member of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwest Pennsylvania.

She is a member of the family law sections of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County bar associations, also serving as co-chair of the ACBA collaborative law committee.

Jablon was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in May 2001. She began her legal career as the law clerk to Adams County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert G. Bigham and previously worked with Edward Weintraub & Associates in Harrisburg, concentrating in family law matters.

Focusing her practice on high-net-worth individuals and complex financial cases, Trostle Smith is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County bar associations and has served as a member of the ACBA family law section council, co-chairing its program and legislative committees.

Trostle Smith began her legal career concentrating in commercial matters, professional liability, personal injury law and family law with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, and also worked for the legal department of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Trostle Smith is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Curtin & Heefner partner Bonnie Stein was appointed annually as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s commission on women in the profession since it was established in 1993. The commission analyzes the current status of women in the legal profession and identify barriers that prevent women from full participation in the work, responsibilities and rewards of the profession. Recommendations are made to the PBA board of governors and house of delegates for possible action to solve identified problems.

Members of the commission develop educational programs to address discrimination against women lawyers and unique problems women encounter pursuing professional careers and mentor young women entering the legal profession.

Stein is a partner and co-chair of the litigation section and the property damage section. Her areas of concentration include civil litigation with an emphasis in various aspects of insurance, including coverage and bad faith claims, first party property and casualty claims.

Stein often assists individuals with disability and health insurance issues. She has successfully tried cases for civil insurance fraud to verdict and has served as a bad-faith expert. She has litigation experience in federal and state courts and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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