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William H. Pugh V to Serve on Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

HARRISBURG (June 1, 2009) - William H. Pugh V of Erdenheim, managing partner of the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer L.L.P. in Norristown and Philadelphia, 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, Pugh will represent Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery county lawyers.

Pugh is a member of the PBA House of Delegates and the PBA Civil Litigation Section. He is a life fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is a former president of the Montgomery Bar Association, where he presently chairs the CLE Committee and the Judiciary Committee. In 2007, Pugh served as president of the Montgomery Bar Foundation, of which he is a life fellow and a member of the Stefan and Taxis circles. He also serves as president of the Montgomery Bar Association Political Action Committee.

Pugh was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" in 2007 by the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, of which he served as president in 1999. He also is a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" from 2005 through 2009.

Pugh is a member of the board of directors of the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. He serves on the pastoral council of St. Genevieve Parish, where he served as president of the Catholic Youth Organization from 1999 until 2006. He also is a member of the President's Council and the Purple and Gold Club of Mount Saint Joseph Academy and is a development committee member for the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Pugh received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Richmond in 1983 and his Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1986. He and his wife, Mary Coyne Pugh, have four daughters.

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 William H. Pugh V is available to download from the PBA Web site at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/0910newofficersphotos.asp.