Antoniono Receives Professionalism Award at Annual Meeting

WBA Past President Daniel Joseph with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Antoniono
WBA Past President Daniel Joseph with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Antoniono

Recognized for his dedication to the practice of law, service to his profession, and his integrity and civility as a lawyer, Attorney James R. Antoniono was awarded the President’s Award for Professionalism at the Annual Westmoreland Bar Association Membership meeting on April 6, 2015.

The President’s Award for Professionalism is not an annual award, but is presented only when the dedication and achievements of a WBA member, who best exemplifies the highest standards of the profession with regard to the practice of law, should be acknowledged.

Attorney Antoniono, a partner in the Greensburg law firm of DeBernardo, Antoniono, McCabe and Davis, PC, is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics where he received his Master’s Degree and Duquesne University School of Law.

Dan Joseph, a past President of the WBA stated, “The President’s Award symbolizes recognition by Attorney Antoniono’s peers for his professionalism and skill as a lawyer. His involvement in leadership positions within our bar association and the state bar association is most impressive as is his involvement within the community.”

Mr. Antoniono has served his profession locally as Past President of the Westmoreland Bar Association, current Trustee and Past Chair of the Westmoreland Bar Foundation, and past President of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was the founding board member and first President of the Lawyers Abstract Company of Westmoreland County and is currently serving his second term as President.

Regarding the state bar, Attorney Antoniono is currently on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and an Executive Board member and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania County Conference of Bar Leaders. He is a Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers and served for 12 years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, civil litigation, personal injury and real estate.

In addition, Attorney Antoniono currently serves on the Board of Directors of Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union and the Penn State Liberal Arts Society Board of Directors. He is a veteran having served on active duty from 1964 to 1968 with the US Army. He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant with the Army Commendation Medal.

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