IUP Trustee Honored by National Trial Lawyers Association

Posted on 5/13/2016 11:57:07 AM

Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack, a member and vice chair of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees and audit committee chair and executive committee member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, has been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Trustee Jonathan MackThe National Trial Lawyers Association is a by-invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection for the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is based on a multiphase objective and uniformly applied process, which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

In addition to this recognition, Mack has been chosen, for the second consecutive year, by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for its Nation’s Top Attorneys recognition, and selected for the sixth consecutive year by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine for inclusion in its Super Lawyers list.

The Nation’s Top Attorneys award is earned by only one percent of all practicing attorneys in the United States. Selection follows a rigorous, multistage selection process. Candidates must be nominated and then are vetted by association researchers based on public profiles, client reviews and court records, firm profile and reputation, years of practice, education and training, trial experience, case outcomes, peer endorsements,  professional awards and memberships, leadership in legal organizations, and community involvement.

If judged to be worthy based on these criteria, nominees are reviewed again by a panel of attorneys and then by a judicial review board that includes a group of former judges. Only then are successful candidates recognized nationally as a member of “The Nation’s Top One Percent.”

The Super Lawyers honor is a rating service of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It is a distinction bestowed on only five percent of Pennsylvania’s practicing attorneys each year. The Super Lawyers selection process has several phases and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, and a review of the candidates’ work and background by a blue-ribbon panel. Recipients are judged on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position with a law firm, community service, and scholarly lectures and writings.

Mack is an owner and partner in the Indiana-based law firm of Marcus & Mack, PC. He has been an attorney since 1983, and, for the past 25 years, his practice has been dedicated to the legal representation of injured people from more than 25 counties in western and central Pennsylvania.

He was admitted to practice in the Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth courts of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, in 1983. He is a career-long member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Indiana County Bar Association.

Mack is a 1983 graduate of the University of Toledo School of Law and a 1980 graduate of Dickinson College.

He and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of two children, Connor and Katie.