University of Chicago Law School
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets, 27th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933
Mark Aronchick, a litigator and past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, graduated with honors in 1974 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his BA, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. Mark was a member of Mayor William J. Green’s administration and was appointed as the youngest City Solicitor in the history of Philadelphia.
In 1996, Mark became the first attorney to simultaneously serve as President of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Vice Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Currently, he is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (where he has chaired the Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence since 2007), a member of the Judicial Conduct Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a member of the attorney Advisory Committee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mark has been a member of both the Civil Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Judicial Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has also served as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Bench-Bar Relations Task Force of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has served as Chair of the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics. He has also served as a federal and state court-appointed arbitrator and mediator and as a Judge Pro Tem of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. A former Treasurer and member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, he has also co-chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Course.
Mark has lectured on trial advocacy, litigation techniques, and professional ethics. He serves on the Board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia as well as on the boards of several other civic and community organizations. He has received numerous awards and citations for leadership of civic and Jewish community organizations and for pro bono publico projects.
Mark has a diverse national trial and appellate practice, including health care fraud and abuse, health care litigation, controversies involving financial institutions, antitrust, environmental, employment, securities, class actions, construction, professional malpractice, governmental, administrative, general business, and white-collar criminal defense cases. Mark is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1974, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Highest Academic Honors, with Honors
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971, BA, cum laude, Dean’s List
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- House of Delegates, 1997 – 2001
- Chancellor, 1998
- Vice Chancellor, 1996
- Board of Governors, 1990 – 1992
- Treasurer, 1986 – 1989
- Philadelphia Bar Foundation
- President, 1996
- President-Elect, 1995
- Vice President, 1994
- Disciplinary Board, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1997 – 1998
- Judicial Conduct Board of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Judicial Council of Pennsylvania
- Chair, Committee on the Rules of Evidence, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2007 – Present
- Advisory Committee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Teaching / Lecturing
- "Bench-Bar Relations," Third Circuit Judicial Conference, 1999
- Numerous ethics and legal seminars, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
- "Ethical Issues in Multidisciplinary Practice," Price Waterhouse, 1998
- Inn of Court, University of Pennsylvania
- Chair, Public Interest Summit, 1998
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania