Hangley Aronchick is proud to announce that shareholder and firm co-founder Mark Aronchick has been named to the 2022 Law Power 100 by City & State Pennsylvania. The 2022 Law Power 100 takes an in-depth look at the district attorneys, federal prosecutors, white-collar defense attorneys, public interest lawyers, law school deans and bar association leaders who are shaping the direction of the state politically, legally and otherwise.

Mark was recognized for his long legal career in Philadelphia, beginning by making history as Philadelphia’s youngest city solicitor and as the first attorney to serve simultaneously as president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and vice-chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In addition, he is recognized for leading the litigation team that prevailed in overturning Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act, legalizing same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth. He was also named 2019 Attorney of the Year by the Legal Intelligencer for his impact on Pennsylvania’s legal landscape.

Currently, Mark is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves on the Board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and on the boards of several other civic and community organizations. In the past he served as 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. He has received numerous awards and citations for leadership of civic and Jewish community organizations and for pro bono public projects.

Mark 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.