Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – June 23, 2015. Officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association announced today that Pittsburgh attorney Mark A. Martini has been elected the association’s President for the year beginning July 1, 2015. The traditional passing of the gavel ceremony occurred during the association’s annual conference on June 19, 2015.
Martini is a partner at Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he also earned a Certificate in Advanced Study of Civil Litigation. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and all of the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in Pennsylvania. While Martini is based in Pittsburgh, his very active state and federal trial and appellate practice extends across the Commonwealth. His litigation practice areas include: commercial disputes, extra-contractual insurance matters, complex insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, and credit union governance.
In 2009, Martini became the first young lawyer to be elected to the ACBA Board of Governors. In 2013, the Allegheny County Bar Association named Martini the Outstanding Young Lawyer in the County -- a distinction given to just one lawyer per year who exemplifies outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the legal profession and community at large.
“Mark has shown a strong commitment to the bar association and his ability to bring people toward our common goals. He truly demonstrates a clear ability to step up and get things done,” said James W. Creenan, Immediate Past-President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. “His election to President demonstrates the depth and quality of the bar’s efforts to develop young leaders. Mark will do a great job as president based on his past results and his broad experience.”
Martini was elected President-Elect of the 6,100 member Association in 2014. He is a former Treasurer of the ACBA, was the youngest chair ever of the ACBA’s Young Lawyers Division, is serving his 9th consecutive year on the ACBA Board of Governors, chaired the 50th Anniversary of the ACBA Bench-Bar Conference, sits on the ACBA Finance Committee and invitation-only ACBA Civil Rules Committee, served on the ACBA Civil Litigation Section Council, was the Chair of the award-winning 2008-2009 Bar Leadership Initiative, and chaired the ad hoc subcommittee that crafted the Bar Association’s mission statement.
“While some may question “why” a full time litigator would want to take on the added responsibilities and commitments associated with serving as ACBA President, I view serving the Association, its members, and the community at large not as a burden of any sort, but as a blessing and an honor, and part of my duty to give back. During my term as President, I intend to work to not only strengthen the Association internally, but to also encourage our members to serve and better the community that we live in through pro bono work, charitable giving, and community volunteerism,” Martini said.
In addition to Martini serving as President, the Allegheny County Bar Association also announced the following officers for 2015-2016: Melaine Shannon Rothey will serve as President-Elect, James W. Creenan will serve as Immediate Past-President, Bryan S. Neft will serve as Treasurer, and Nicola Henry-Taylor will serve as Secretary.
Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,100 member attorneys, judges, district justices, legal administrators, and paralegals.
Mark A. Martini
President, Allegheny County Bar Association
Immediate Past-President, Allegheny County Bar Association
Director of Communications and Publications