Pittsburgh – Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr., a member of the Pittsburgh-based family law firm Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. (GHA), has been appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to chair the Continuing Legal Education Board, which designs and governs ongoing education for lawyers across the state.
He has served as a member of this board since being first appointed in 2011. His appointment as chairman is effective January 1, 2017.
The mission of the Continuing Legal Education Board is to establish and maintain rules for continuing legal education to assure that lawyers admitted to the practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continue their education to have and maintain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their professional responsibilities. The Board’s duties also include updating the requirements and rules as necessary, monitoring each attorney’s compliance with the requirements, notifying attorneys of CLE status, accrediting courses and working with providers of CLE.
He will be one of ten members serving on the board.
Mr. Horoho has a long history as a leader in state, local and national bar association organizations. In addition to serving as President of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2006, Mr. Horoho has been elected and appointed to numerous PBA committees, task forces and special projects throughout his distinguished career. As Chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division in 1991, he developed and co-produced an education videotape “Children First: Custody, the Courts and Your Family”, that explains the custody process for families experiencing separation and divorce. Mr. Horoho also served for 12 years on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was Chairperson of its Family Law and Young Lawyer Sections.
In 2009, he was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille to the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice; a special panel created by Governor Edward Rendell and the Pennsylvania state legislature to investigate the causes of one of the most extraordinary cases of judicial corruption in state history. The Commission’s report was completed in May 2010.
In addition, Mr. Horoho is an adjunct professor on the facility of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches a course on Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the PBA and the ACBA on topics of divorce, support, equitable distribution and custody.
During the past three decades, he has been involved in some of the most complex equitable distribution, divorce and custody cases in Western Pennsylvania. He was recognized by his peers for his divorce and family law practice by being selected by Woodward-White to their 25th Anniversary Edition of The Best Lawyers In America and being named a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer since 2004.
Mr. Horoho, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Francis University and his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Francis University, the Duquesne University School of Law Dean’s Advisory Board and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Downtown YMCA since 1982 and served as its President from 1987-1989. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. In 2008 and 2009, he was also selected as an honoree of the Irish American Legal 100.
About Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.
Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., is recognized as a well-respected family and estate administration and litigation law firm. The firm serves clients from every walk of life – from high profile business leaders and sports figures to small-business owners, professionals and homemakers and was instrumental in the original framing of the divorce code for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our lawyers are currently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and have also been designated as “Super Lawyers.” The firm also holds the highest ranking of a law firm by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our firm includes shareholders and associate attorneys with tax, accounting, estate, trust and business experience in order to accommodate the escalating complexity of financial issues in family law and estate matters. Firm members are past and present officers in the family law sections of the local Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and frequently write and lecture on matrimonial law issues.