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Peter J. Neeson appointed Chair of Board of Trustees of National Judicial College

Peter J. Neeson, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College. His term begins in June 2014.  He was appointed Chair-elect at the Board’s June 2013 meeting and he succeeds Mark Tratos of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Peter has served on the College’s Board for five years and has also served as its Treasurer.

A practicing trial attorney for 35 years, Peter is chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Environmental Law and Toxic Tort section. Peter has been involved in numerous toxic tort matters in multi-district litigation and class action cases in both state and federal courts, including benzene, underground storage tank, silica, orthopedic bone screw and asbestos litigation, among others. He has been selected as National Coordinating Counsel in the FRT, asbestos, latex glove and PPA drug litigation. In 2007, he served as Chair of TIPS (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association). In 2012 Peter received the prestigious ABA/TIPS James K. Carroll Leadership Award, in part for his efforts in founding the TIPS Trial and Leadership Academies. He has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

The National Judicial College was founded in 1963 and is the nation’s leading provider of judicial education. Judges from all areas of the judicial system, including those working in the limited and general jurisdiction fields, as well as administrative law, tribal, and military judges, participate in the judicial education programs offered at the College.  The NJC presents an average of 90 courses/programs annually, with more than 4,000 judges attending from all 50 states, U.S. territories and more than 150 countries. The NJC is located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.