Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller shareholder Matthew A. Hamermesh has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Matt will serve a three-year tem with the Foundation, an organization that works to promote access to justice for all people in the community. As a Trustee, will work to advance the Foundation’s mission of improving access to justice and to develop the Equal Justice Center project in Philadelphia.

“I am proud and honored to join the Board of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation,” Matt said. “Pro bono work and community service have long been important parts of my professional and personal life, and I am excited to help the foundation advance its mission of equal access to justice.”

A leader in the firm’s Appellate and Bankruptcy practices, Matt is able to quickly grasp the details of a client’s business and analyze relevant specialized areas of law in order to understand and achieve his clients’ goals.

A devoted pro bono practitioner, Matt represents indigent clients in a range of matters, including prisoners’ civil rights, bankruptcy, uninsured personal injury defense, and death penalty defense, including a successful effort to demonstrate that a client was not subject to the death penalty because of mental disability. In 2008, he was one of the honored recipient of the Juvenile Law Center’s First Annual Pro Bono Award.

Matt is a 1998 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received a BS in mathematics from Yale University. Prior to joining Hangley Aronchick, Matt was a law clerk for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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