June 10, 2014
Lisa Lori , a partner in the litigation department at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, has been elected to the board of trustees of Marywood University . Liberty Lutheran , an Ambler nonprofit human-service organization, named Linda Breckenridge and Rick Stephan to its board. Breckenridge is a former science faculty member of the School District of Upper Dublin. Stephan was founder, president and CEO of NewSeasons Assisted Living Communities prior to establishing RickStephan & Associates.
June 5, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's top deputy is leaving his job, her office confirmed Tuesday. First Deputy Attorney General Adrian R. King Jr. told Kane this week that he was resigning. His last day is June 13. His departure follows several tumultuous months at the Attorney General's Office after The Inquirer revealed that Kane had shut down a long-running sting investigation in which four Philadelphia state legislators and a Traffic Court judge were recorded taking payoffs.
June 5, 2014 |
A veteran Superior Court judge nominated to take over as the Camden County prosecutor will be the first woman to lead that office if confirmed. Mary Eva Colalillo, 62, of Haddonfield, is currently a presiding judge in the chancery division sitting in Camden County, and was the first woman there to hold that position. Colalillo - with experience in litigating civil and criminal cases - has been nominated to take the place of Warren Faulk, whose five-year term was extended into a sixth year pending a new appointment.
January 25, 2014 |
A pediatric psychiatrist in Doylestown was arrested Thursday and charged with inappropriately touching three female patients during treatments, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office. Basem Shlewiet, 42, who has a private practice on North Franklin Street, allegedly fondled the breasts of two patients - ages 22 and 14 - while purporting to use a stethoscope, according to a criminal complaint. He touched a 17-year-old around the groin, the complaint said. All three incidents occurred in 2013, according to the complaint.
December 30, 2013 |
Donald Edwin Funk, 91, of Willow Grove, a lawyer and World War II veteran, died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 24, at home. Funk, who practiced law for more than 60 years, graduated from Temple Law School in 1951 and started a private practice specializing in wills, trusts, and estate administration in the late 1950s. He practiced on South Broad Street and in Montgomery County. He retired in 2012. Mr. Funk was born on a farm in Elk Creek, Va., and raised in Altoona, Pa. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1940 at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia.
December 25, 2013 |
D. Donald Jamieson, 87, a Philadelphia lawyer who worked to reform the court system and rose to become president judge of the Court of Common Pleas, died Sunday, Dec. 15, of natural causes at his home in DeLand, Fla. In addition to serving as a judge, Judge Jamieson also was an active civic leader who served as a board member for numerous charitable organizations, and was a mentor to politicians such as Gov. Ed Rendell and Sen. Arlen Specter....
August 19, 2013 |
William A. Capouillez may be the hardest-working man in Harrisburg. From 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Capouillez works as a director for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where his responsibilities include overseeing leases for oil and natural gas development on 1.4 million acres of public game lands. During his lunch breaks, coffee breaks, evenings, and holidays, Capouillez has a profitable side job. He acts as an agent for property owners who lease their land for oil and gas development, signing private deals with the same companies that often work with his state agency.
July 19, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett has made it official: He is bringing in a veteran Republican strategist and fund-raiser, Leslie Gromis-Baker, as his new chief of staff. As The Inquirer reported Wednesday, Steve Aichele is leaving the $154,000-a-year post in the aftermath of a bruising budget battle with the General Assembly. Aichele, 65, headed the Philadelphia law firm Saul Ewing before going to Harrisburg and is returning to private practice, the administration said. "Steve has provided a spark and energy to the administration, and staff members will long remember his enthusiasm and optimism," the governor said in a statement.
May 23, 2013 |
WITH YESTERDAY'S snoozefest primary election behind us, the next race to watch out for is the fall contest between District Attorney Seth Williams and Republican challenger Daniel "Danny" Alvarez. Both Williams and Alvarez were unopposed yesterday. Alvarez, 35, who worked as a prosecutor for eight years in the D.A.'s gun unit and the child support enforcement unit, is now in private practice. He spent most of yesterday introducing himself to voters. Williams, 46, who is seeking a second term, said he has not focused on the general election yet, but is "looking forward to serving another four years.