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HARRISBURG (April 18, 2005) – Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., a partner in the Pittsburgh law firm of Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli P.C., will become president-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the conclusion of the organization’s Annual Meeting May 4 – 6 in Pittsburgh. Horoho will become president of the 28,000-member state legal association in 2006.

A member of the PBA House of Delegates since 1990, Horoho served as PBA Zone 12 (Allegheny County) governor on the PBA Board of Governors. He was chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division in 1991 and was a vice-chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee and the PBA Membership Development Committee. He served for six years on the executive council of the PBA Family Law Section and chaired the PBA Task Force on Quality of Life/Balance.

Horoho served for 12 years on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was chairperson of its Family Law and Young Lawyers’ sections. He is the co-creator and producer of a videotape on child custody entitled “Children First: Custody, the Courts and Your Family.”

Horoho served in the ABA House of Delegates in 1991 and 1992. He was a member of the executive council of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and vice chairperson of the ABA/YLD Children and Law Committee.

Horoho was named as an adjunct professor on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in January 2005. He teaches a course on advanced family law trial advocacy.

A former member of the board of directors of Pennsylvania Special Olympics, Horoho has been on the board of directors of the Downtown YMCA since 1982 and served as its president from 1987 until 1989. He has chaired the annual YMCA Scholar Athlete Banquet for more than 20 years.

Horoho is a graduate of St. Francis University and the Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a staff member of Juris magazine and served on the Appellate Moot Court Board.

Editor’s Note: A photo of Kenneth Horoho is available to download on the PBA Web site Here.