Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania on March 4 at their annual event, Take the Lead 2014.

Tracy Davidson, NBC 10 anchor; Irene Horstmann Hannan, senior vice president of RBS Citizens; and U.S. District Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania were also honored.

Ferman has co-founded two local nonprofits that provide support for victims of child abuse: the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project, which provides pro bono legal services for abused children, and Mission Kids, a child advocacy center that coordinates a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney associate Erin Lucas Hamilton was presented the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division annual meeting.

The award is given to a young lawyer who best exemplifies outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the legal profession and the community at large.

Hamilton focuses her law practice on general commercial litigation.

She served as the 2012 chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Division.


David J. Evenhuis joined McNees Wallace and Nurick.

As an attorney in the firm’s real estate group, his practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions and land acquisition.

He resides in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pa., office.

Evenhuis counsels clients regularly on commercial leases, purchase and sale transactions and natural gas development.


Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby partner Marc T. Levin was a speaker, panel moderator and artist mentor at the 18th annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pa.

He moderated the panel titled, “Legal Issues for Independent Artists.”

Levin represents and counsels artists in the music industry in a variety of legal and business matters.

Amy R. Stern, a partner at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, served as a speaker for the Montgomery County Paralegals Association.

Stern spoke on “Divorce, Custody, Support Laws and Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania.”

Stern’s practice is dedicated to family law and mediation.

She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery bar associations and is certified in family mediation.

Gross McGinley attorney Malcolm J. Gross presented “The Trial and Execution of John Brown and the Road to Civil War” at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

He discussed abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859.

At the event, Gross also signed copies of his latest book, “Two Mayors and a Lawyer,” published by the Lehigh County Historical Society.

Gross practices law in all areas of civil litigation including corporate law, matrimonial law, media, transactions, real estate and construction law.


The Legal and Pennsylvania Law Weekly are looking for verdicts and settlements to report.

If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, contact Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com or Max Mitchell at mmitchell@alm.com.


The March 25 story in the Law Weekly titled “Is Criticism of AG Kane a Product of Sexism?” should have identified Joseph C. Peters as the spokesman for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.