The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted Philadelphia VIP in 2012:

• Leonard Rieser

• Heather Ritch

• Patricia Rizzo

• Susan Roach

• Joshua Roberts

• Lawrence Roberts

• Lindsay Robertson

• Brian Robinson

• Kristi Robinson

• James Rocco

• Jennifer Roche

• Shevon Rockett

• Athena Rodbell

• Andrew Rogoff

• Joan Roll

• John Rollings

• Carmen Romano

• David Romine

• Martha Romney

• T. Benjamin Romney

• Joseph Ronan

• Dina Ronsayro

• Suzanne Root

• Joshua Roper

• Dayna Rose-Benn

• Jody Roselle

• Jeremy Rosenbaum

• Jeffrey Rosenblum

• Jeffrey Rosenfeld

• Adam Rosenthal

• Jeffrey Rosenthal

• Scott Rosentrater

• Will Rosenzweig

• Peter Rossi

• Jon-Jorge Roth

• Kristen Roth

• Steven Rothberg

• Matthew Rothman

• Matthew Rubba

• Neil Rubin

• Peggy Rubin

• Randi Rubin

• Joanne Rubinsohn

• Venita Ruff

• Louis Rulli

• Brad Rush

• A. Jordan Rushie

• Frances Ryan

• Andrea Saah

• Robert Sachs

• James Saksa

• Diana Salgado Swidler

• Leon Salkin

• Nicholas Salter

• Jeffrey Saltz

• Andrew Salvucci

• Kari Samuels

• Robert Sandkuhler

• Jennifer Santiago

• Joseph Santoro

• Anita Santos

• Jonathan Satinsky

• John Savoth

• Laura Scales

• Michael Scalzitti

• Mary Gay Scanlon

• Magdalena Schardt

• Diana Schimmel

• John Schmehl

• Ephraim Schmeidler

• Joshua Schmidt

• Bella Schnall

• Margery Schneider

• Peter Schneider

• Michael Schoen

• Katherine Schreiber

• Jennifer Schultz

• David Schumacher

• Gregory Schwab

• Lee Schwartz

• Louis Schwartz

• Denise Schwartzman

• Michael Scott

• Nigel Scott

• Robert Scott

• Dveera Segal

• Stacy Seltzer

• Jennifer Seme

• Richard Senker

• Karen Senser

• Eric Seo

• Nicola Serianni

• Jared Shafer

• Brian Shaffer

• Ivy Shapiro

• Stephen Shapiro

• Lisa Shapson

• Jason Shargel

• Cyrus Shaw

• Stephanie Shaya

• Kenneth Shear

• Carole Sheffield

• Tamara


• Abby Sher

• Casey Shevin

• Shawn Shiqing Li

• Lisette Shirdan-Harris

• Edward Sholinsky

• Steven Shoumer

• William Shuey

• Brad Shuttleworth

• Ryan Sibert

• Kay Sickles

• Eric Siegel

• Jason Sieminski

• Lauren Silverang

• Howard Silverman

• Adam Silverstein

• Lauren Silvestri

• Jeffrey Simcox

• Diana Sisum

• Elaine Smith

• Gina Smith

• Kyle Smith

• Nancy Smith

• Steven Smith

• Terry Smith

• Ward Smith

• Sherman Smith III

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Legal will be presenting lifetime achievement awards as part of its 170th anniversary and is accepting recommendations for attorneys from all corners of the profession who have left an imprint on the legal history of Pennsylvania over the years.

Contact Ben Seal at by February 27 for information on nominating a candidate.


Judge John R. Padova is set to preside at the naturalization ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the ceremonial courtroom at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Tamala Edwards, an anchor with WPVI-TV/Channel 6, is the distinguished guest speaker. Christopher Anglestein, immigration services officer, is set to present motions.

Aida Ayala, naturalization clerk, will administer the oath to the new citizens. Marc J. Zucker, chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association‘s board of governors, is set to offer remarks on behalf of the association.

Approximately 115 applicants from 38 countries are set to be naturalized.


Michael Homans, a shareholder in the labor and employment practice group at Flaster Greenberg, was selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to participate as a panelist at the "Understanding Damages and Indemnities in Commercial Contracts" seminar.

Homans is set to present the segment titled "Damages Under Employment and Consulting Agreements."

The seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the PBI Conference Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and is approved for 3 Pennsylvania CLE credits.

Jerry Lehocky, a partner at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, is set to be interviewed as president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice on WYFL AM-1180, Executive Leaders Radio, at 1:30 p.m. March 15.

Lehocky will discuss the civil justice system, tort reform and workers’ compensation legislation.

Elected and Appointed

David Duffus, a partner with ParenteBeard, was appointed to the planning committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants‘ 2013 Forensic and Valuation Services Conference.

Duffus will play a key role in selecting conference curriculum, topics and speakers for the November conference in Las Vegas. •