The Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association honored immediate past chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association Kathleen D. Wilkinson with its 2014 Gilbert Nurick Award.

Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William Fedullo presented the award to Wilkinson during the 48th annual seminar of the CCBL in State College, Pa.

The Gilbert Nurick Award, which is named for the late Harrisburg, Pa., lawyer who served as PBA president, is presented to a member of the PBA who exhibits dedication and service to the leadership and promotion of the organized bar and its activities.

As chancellor of the Philadelphia bar in 2013, Wilkinson conceived of and launched the highly successful “Chancellor’s Leadership Institute.”

Elected and Appointed

Meyer Simon, a member of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, was appointed chairman of the general practice committee and elected to the board of directors of the Montgomery Bar Association.

Simon handles all aspects of representation including business planning, acquisitions, sales and mergers.

His practice includes litigation, real estate, corporate and business, estate planning and administration, personal injury and family law.


Frank C. Botta, a member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott’s labor and employment law practice and co-chair of the transportation group, was elected as the secretary/treasurer of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA).

In addition to his duties as secretary/treasurer, he will serve as a voting member of the TLA executive committee.

Botta focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, labor and employment, transportation law, arbitrations and mediations.

His practice also includes truck accident litigation, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair labor practice, union election campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances and commercial and corporate litigation in both federal and state courts.


Julie Uebler of Wayne, Pa.-based Uebler Law is set to present at two different sessions of the 20th annual Employment Law Institute, set for April 24-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The conference is hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Uebler will present “What Are You Leaving on the Table? Maximizing Mediation and Negotiation Outcomes” and “Anatomy of a Termination: Legal and Practical Tips for Employers and Employees.”

Uebler is a litigator, mediator and investigator of employment law-related matters in the Greater Philadelphia region.


Carla Marino, a partner in Lamb McErlane’s family law practice, was co-presenter at a CLE seminar on the collaborative divorce process for the Chester County Bar Association Spring Bench Bar in March.

The CLE focused on the training requirements to participate in this practice, national standards and the practical application of the process to achieve global resolutions for client matters.

Marino concentrates her practice in family law, focusing on pre/post-nuptial planning and agreements, divorce, equitable distribution, custody, support for a spouse, property settlement and the financial and tax aspects related to domestic issues.


Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman is moving its Pittsburgh office to new space located at 525 William Penn Place, Suite 3005.

The new office space will consist of 10 offices, two conference rooms and 6,340 square feet of space.

The firm also added associate Jason Lawrence to its Pittsburgh construction practice group.

Lawrence represents clients in all stages of litigation, focusing on construction law and complex commercial litigation.

The new office opened March 31.