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In The News

    • May Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Daniella Price, Esquire, Litigation Associate at McDonnell & Associates, P.C.   • What are you currently working on? Currently, I am a Litigation Associate at McDonnell & Associates, P.C. The focus of my legal practice is the representation of corporate clients in the areas of premises liability, products liability, and employment law. I manage my own caseload and handle all aspects of my cases, including discovery, motion practice and arbitration. • What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia? As a member of the Barristers’, I enjoy being among …Read More »
    • April Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Kristin Johnson, Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia • What are you currently working on? I am the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Juvenile Division working in Diversion. This covers Juvenile Drug Treatment Court. This court is designed for juveniles with substance abuse problems that come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Previously, juvenile drug courts closely mirrored the adult drug courts. In Philadelphia we have one of the largest and the oldest juvenile drug courts in Pennsylvania. We are in the process of rewriting the guidelines to make them more juvenile friendly. We are also …Read More »
    • March Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Butler Buchanan III, Managing Attorney, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Philadelphia, PA Office; Chair, Diversity Committee; Hiring Attorney • What are you currently working on? As the Managing Attorney in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey, my role is varied. I am also the Hiring Partner of the firm and right now we are in a hiring mode. Identifying, interviewing, and selecting attorneys to work at the firm is taking up much of my time right now. • What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia? Having the …Read More »
    • February Members of the Month

      Members of the Month: Geneva C. Brown, Associate- Dechert LLP and Amanda Reed, Associate Dechert LLP Dechert LLP Associates Geneva C. Brown and Amanda Reed founded the Community Lawyering Clinics Practice Group to give attorneys at Dechert a way to participate in legal clinics for indigent Philadelphians involving such topics as medical legal partnerships, ­homelessness, custody, public benefits and eldercare.   Geneva C. Brown • What are you currently working on? I focus my practice on corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, public company securities filings and general corporate advice, with significant experience in mergers …Read More »
    • January Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Marcel S. Pratt, Chair of the Litigation Group, City of Philadelphia Marcel S. Pratt is the Chair of the Litigation Group at the City of Philadelphia Law Department, where he oversees litigation matters for the City and manages the seventy-lawyer Litigation Group. Recently, the City’s attorneys successfully defended Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s first major legislative accomplishment, the sweetened beverage tax, in litigation where a confederation of plaintiffs argued that the tax was unconstitutional. Previously, Marcel was a commercial litigator at Ballard Spahr LLP. He is an avid supporter of the Barristers’ Association, having previously served on …Read More »
    • December Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Amber M. Racine, Attorney at Law – Raynes McCarty • What are you currently working on? As a plaintiffs’ attorney, I am generally working on catastrophic injury cases where my client has suffered debilitating and life altering injuries. My practice area runs the gambit from general negligence to very specific product liability actions, to corporate wrongful termination cases to international travel/resort negligence. Every day is different and I love that. • What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia? The comradery and support. There is no legal organization that …Read More »
    • October Member of the Month

      Member of the Month: Lloyd Freeman, Partner – Archer & Greiner, P.C. Lloyd Freeman was recently promoted to partner at the New Jersey-based law firm Archer & Greiner, P.C. The Barristers’ Executive Committee unanimously voted for Lloyd to be the first attorney featured in our new “Member of the Month” series. This comes as no surprise to those who have followed Lloyd’s career and his commitment to the Barristers’ mission of addressing the professional needs and development of Black lawyers and the communities they both serve. • What are you currently working on? I’m serving as outside counsel to perform …Read More »