gavel.gif (3462 bytes) Shollenberger to receive Community Service Award

Timothy A. Shollenberger, Esq.

Timothy A. Shollenberger, a founding partner in the Harrisburg law firm of Shollenberger & Januzzi, LLP, and Past President of PaTLA, has been selected as the 2002 recipient of PaTLA�s Community Service Award. The award was created in 2000 to honor a trial lawyer who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her community.

Shollenberger was chosen for the award due to his extraordinary work with the American Heart Association/PaTLA New Lawyer Section Anti-Smoking Mock Trial Campaign. The campaign is designed to teach school children the dangers of smoking, and get them to pledge not to use tobacco.

In announcing Shollenberger as this year�s honoree, PaTLA President David Lutz said, �Tim Shollenberger�s commitment to the children of this state is unparalleled. His extraordinary work with the anti-smoking mock trials and in the community is a level of service for which all trial lawyers should strive.�

For the past six years, Shollenberger has taken the lead for the Capital Region Division of the American Heart Association with a tobacco education program geared toward elementary school children. When he was president, Shollenberger enlisted support from fellow trial lawyers from PaTLA to take the campaign statewide. With the help of PaTLA�s New Lawyer Section, programs have been held in schools in Allentown/Bethlehem, Erie, Harrisburg (East and West shore), Philadelphia and its suburbs, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton.

Shollenberger said that through the Mock Trial Program, the Heart Association, PaTLA, and other volunteers have been able to reach out in an important way to elementary and middle school kids to teach them about the risks of smoking and using tobacco-related products. �Our children are being forced to make important decisions-like whether or not to smoke or use tobacco products- at an earlier age than ever,� Shollenberger said. �Through this program, trial lawyers have come together to help our kids make the right choices.�

In 2001, Shollenberger received both the United Way Capital Region and the Central Pennsylvania Tobacco Free Coalition�s Volunteer of the Year awards for his work with children on the perils of tobacco use as well as a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Shollenberger is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dickinson College (1978) and received his J.D. in 1981 from the Dickinson School of Law. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and in 1996 served as the first President of the Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.  In 1997, he was appointed by the Supreme Court as Chairperson of an Attorney Hearing Panel for the Disciplinary Board and served as a Hearing Committee Member from 1992 through 1996. In 1998, Shollenberger was the co-recipient of PaTLA�s prestigious Milton D. Rosenberg Award for outstanding service to the organization.


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