Jacob Gurwitz, Chair, Young Lawyers Division

Jacob Gurwitz, a criminal defense lawyer with the Reading firm of Feeney & Gurwitz, the chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division.

Gurwitz has served as YLD Zone Two Chair. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Gurwitz is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where he served as student body president. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the recipient of the James J. Manderino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. During law school, he headed the pro bono Unemployment Compensation Project and trained law students to be effective advocates for individuals seeking unemployment benefits.