HARRISBURG (April 30, 2012) - Philadelphia lawyer Charles Eppolito III of White and Williams L.L.P. will begin the second year of his two-year term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, the association's policy-making body, at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting, May 11 in Lancaster.
Eppolito has been a member of the PBA's House of Delegates since 2001. He served as PBA secretary from 2007 until 2010 and served on the PBA Board of Governors from 2001-2004 and 2007-2010. He currently is vice chair of the PBA Membership Development Committee, and he has served as chair of the PBA Quality of Life/Balance Committee, vice chair of the PBA Health Care Law Committee, co-chair of the 2005-06 Annual Meeting Task Force and co-chair of the PBA Midyear Meeting. He is a member of the PBA Women in the Profession and Minority Bar committees. Eppolito was the 2002-03 chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division and has been active in the PBA YLD Mock Trial Competition for Pennsylvania high school students.
Eppolito has served as a Hearing Committee member for the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court since 2004. He has been active in the American Bar Association, serving in its House of Delegates and on the House Tellers Committee, the Medical Professional Liability Standing Committee, the Bioethics and the Law Special Committee, and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He served as the chair of the Medicine and Law Committee of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, from which he received the Exceptional Achievement Award in 2010. He previously held a number of leadership positions in the ABA's Young Lawyers Division.
A member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Eppolito previously served on the executive board of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, having previously served as chair of its Young Members' Committee. He is a past member of the Centre and Dauphin County Bar associations and held leadership positions within the Young Lawyers Sections in both organizations. He is a board member of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia.
He received the Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award from the PBA in 2007 for his exemplary service to the legal profession and the community. He has been named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" attorney numerous times since 2005 by Law & Politics magazine as a result of a survey of his peers. He has been named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by Pennsylvania Law Weekly, The Legal Intelligencer and a panel of judges throughout Pennsylvania. He also has been a speaker or panelist for a number of professional programs, including effective trial advocacy, trial strategy and tips, alternative dispute resolution, effective use and cross-examination of medical experts, mentoring, diversity and quality of life/balance.
Committed to public service, he has coordinated and presented public programs across the country about the jury system and about diversity and tolerance. He is a member of Variety Club - The Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia and is a supporter of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Eppolito is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University and the Villanova University School of Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.