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.
The 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
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.