HARRISBURG (May 2, 2014) — Lisa M. Benzie of the Harrisburg law firm of Navitsky Olson & Wisneski LLP will begin the second year of her term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) House of Delegates, the association’s policy-making body, on May 16 at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting in Hershey.
Benzie is co-chair of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession Committee and the PBA Political Action Committee (PABAR-PAC). She is a former chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division and the PBA Medical and Health-Related Interdisciplinary Committee. She is a member of the PBA Civil Litigation Section Council, Constitutional Review Commission, Health Care Law Committee, and Workers’ Compensation Section.
Benzie is active in the Dauphin County Bar Association, where she has served on its board of directors and various committees. Benzie serves as secretary of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). She also has served as chair of the PAJ Workers’ Compensation Section and New Lawyers Section, and as co-chair of the Legislative Policy Committee. Named to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, she is a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers Rising Star" attorney in the field of plaintiff's medical malpractice. She has been named to the Best Lawyers in America since 2008 for her work in workers’ compensation law. She is a past member of the James S. Bowman Administrative Inn of Court and the Hon. William W. Lipsett Inn of Court.
Benzie supports her local community through her support of and involvement in the YWCA, Central Pennsylvania Salvation Army and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
Benzie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Dickinson 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 27,000 lawyers who are members of the association.
Editor’s Note: A photo is available to download from the PBA website at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/1415newofficersphotos.asp