Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is proud to announce that Robert Wiygul has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.  Wiygul’s service on the Law Center’s Board continues his commitment to public interest law and pro bono representation, which has included filing amicus briefs opposing the Trump Administration’s “travel ban” in the Supreme Court of the United States and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and prosecuting prisoner civil rights lawsuits.

Wiygul, Of Counsel in the Philadelphia office, focuses his practice on commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and complex insurance coverage litigation. He has significant trial and appellate experience, including examining witnesses, working with experts, and arguing legal issues. He recently obtained a complete defense verdict in a jury trial of a commercial dispute. He also recently tried and won a non-jury environmental matter before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, and then successfully defended that victory on appeal, presenting oral argument before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Wiygul is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief and the Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He holds a C.Phil. from the University of California, Berkeley (reflecting advancement to candidacy in a Ph.D. program in history), and earned his Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in England. He is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, where he also earned Highest Honors in History and Honors in Philosophy. Following law school, he served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

About the Public Interest Law Center:

Founded in 1969, the Public Interest Law Center has worked tirelessly for civil rights and equal citizenship for all people, irrespective of race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender, or poverty. The Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the Philadelphia region’s most vulnerable populations by assuring that they have access to the resources and services that all of us need to lead our lives. For more information, please visit www.pilcop.org.