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Allegheny County Lawyer to Serve on Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

HARRISBURG (June 1, 2009) - Allegheny County lawyer Hal D. Coffey of the Pittsburgh law firm of Grogan Graffam P.C. will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the close of the organization's Annual Meeting June 4 in Pittsburgh.

One of 12 zone governors who serve on the PBA board, Coffey will represent Allegheny County lawyers.

Coffey is a member of the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and served in the PBA House of Delegates and on the PBA Quality of Life Committee.

He served as the assistant secretary-treasurer on the Allegheny County Bar Association Board of Governors and was chair of the ACBA Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the board of directors of ACBA Services, Inc. and is the editor of the ACBA Real Property Section newsletter. He received the 2009 ACBA Outstanding Young Lawyers Award, and he was named this year to the inaugural class of Young Lawyers Fellows of the ACBA Foundation.

The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly named him to its "Lawyers on the Fast Track" in 2008. He also was named to "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars" by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine in 2007 and 2008. Coffey served as the assistant editor and editorial board member for the American Bar Association's The Young Lawyer and was a delegate to the ABA YLD Assembly.

Coffey is general counsel and recording secretary of The Josh Gibson Foundation and served as a volunteer advisor and basketball coach for the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization. In 2005, he was honored by the United Jewish Federation as a top community volunteer.

Coffey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He and his wife, Erica, have twin boys and reside in Pittsburgh.

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 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.

Editor's Note: A photo of Hal D. Coffey is available to download from the PBA Web site at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/0910newofficersphotos.asp