HARRISBURG (April 13, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Civil Litigation Section will present its newly established Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award to Jonathan B. Stepanian, shareholder at McQuaide Blasko in Hershey, during the Civil Litigation Section Retreat, April 29-May 1, in Gettysburg.
The award was created to recognize attorneys who have achieved outstanding advocacy skills with the utmost professionalism, integrity and civility, and those judges who have demonstrated, encouraged and promoted professionalism, integrity and civility within the civil justice system.
At McQuaide Blasko, Stepanian’s practice focuses on health care law, civil litigation and professional negligence defense. During his 20-year career, Stepanian has represented health care providers in complex medical professional liability actions, advised health care providers regarding professional licensure and administrative agency investigations, and interpreted federal and state statutes and regulations for hospital policies.
A leader in the PBA’s Civil Litigation Section, Stepanian served as chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and immediate past chair. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section and Civil Litigation Section, for which he served as associate editor of the section’s publication, Litigation News. In addition, Stepanian is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association Civil Rule Committee.
An adjunct faculty member at Penn State Dickinson Law, Stepanian teaches the Medical Malpractice Workshop, and previously taught litigation skills. He is also a member of the Penn State Dickinson Law’s Board of Law and Health Care Trusted Advisors.
Stepanian holds a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association exists to promote justice, professional excellence and respect of 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.