HARRISBURG (May 8, 2017) — Jonathan D. Koltash of Mechanicsburg, senior counsel at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will become the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting, May 12, in Pittsburgh.
Koltash is an active PBA member, serving as the co-chair of the YLD Statewide Mock Trial Competition and a voting member of the Board of Governors and the House of Delegates, the association’s governing bodies. He is also the current chair of the Government Lawyers Committee, a past chair of the Administrative Law Section and a graduate of the Bar Leadership Institute, class of 2012-13.
Beyond his work with PBA, Koltash is an active alumnus of the Widener University Commonwealth Law School. He is president of the Alumni Association, a member of the Board of Advisors, a moot court coach, and a volunteer at its volunteer income tax assistance site. He is an adjunct professor at Central Penn College and Widener University Commonwealth Law School. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Board of Directors, the Federal Bar Association, Middle District chapter and the Dauphin County Bar Association.
Koltash is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and a cum laude graduate of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, from which he received the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award in 2010. He also studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway. He received the Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
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.