Pro Bono Representation of Attorneys in Disciplinary Investigations

The Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania have initiated this program to provide pro bono representation to lawyers during the preliminary stage of disciplinary investigations. The attorneys listed below have volunteered to represent attorney-respondents who are financially unable to hire counsel in the early, informal stage of investigations. This stage starts with the opening of an investigation and ends with the decision to dismiss the charges or to file a petition for public discipline. It is in this crucial, early stage that counsel can persuade disciplinary authorities to dismiss charges or reduce or mitigate the discipline sought. These attorneys have completed a Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) training program created and presented by experienced respondents’ attorneys and staff of the Disciplinary Board on the disciplinary process and the representation of respondents in that process. If you believe you cannot afford to hire private counsel and your professional liability insurance does not provide payment for counsel in disciplinary proceedings, you may contact one of the attorneys below.

Click here for the on-demand PBI training program, “Representation of Attorneys in Disciplinary Investigations.”


Lowell F. Raeder

Law Offices of Lowell F. Raeder

600 West Germantown Pike, Suite 400

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Phone: 484-323-6100

Fax: 215-701-0075

Cell: 215-870-5059

[email protected]


Kathryn Labrum

Donaghue and Labrum LLP

102 West Front Street

Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-565-9120

[email protected]


Deborah Winokur

Cozen O’Connor

One Liberty Pl

1650 Market St Ste 2800

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-665-4195

[email protected]


Lucas T. Nascimento

Land Title Building

100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1830

Philadelphia, PA 19110

office: 215-944-4428

cell: 609-703-3441

fax: 215-654-3074

[email protected]