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To see photos from the 2022 Justinian Christmas Party click here.

To see photos from the Beccaria Award held on December 13, 2022 given to Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq. for 2022 and Professor Louis M. Natali, Jr. for 2021 click here.

To see photos from the "In Person" Luncheon honoring Philadelphia Bar Chancellor Wesley R. Payne IV, Esq. held on February 17, 2022 click here.

To see photos from the 2021 "In Person" Luncheon honoring Phila Bar Assoc. Chancellor Lauren McKenna, Esquire and their immediate Past Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) click here.

To see photos from the 2020 Beccaria Award held November 17, 2022 given to George Bochetto, Esq. click here.

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Members of the Month
June 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Daniel R. Sulman is a judge in the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he served from July of 2016 to January of 2018 and from December of 2019 through the present, following appointments to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and election in 2021. The Judge is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, a graduate of Philadelphia public schools and magna cum laude graduate of Temple University. He earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. More...
May 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Craig Levin who is a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 3, 2022. His current term ends January 5, 2032. Judge Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia. His life has been shaped by the communities where he grew up: First in West Oak Lane, then moving as a teenager to the Northeast. He attended Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Temple University with a B.S. in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University. He is a proud 'Philly guy' and loves all things 'Philly'. More...
March 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Ann M. Butchart who was elected to a ten-year term as a Trial Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2005 and was retained for a second term in 2015. She has presided in Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. More...
February 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Rosemarie Defino-Nastasi who presides in the Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division in Philadelphia. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Defender for The Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. She then joined her family’s law firm in South Philadelphia working alongside her brothers, Michael and Vincent Defino. Judge Defino-Nastasi has presided in the Criminal Trial Division for over twenty years. More...
January 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of President Judge Jack Anthony Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004 and retained in 2013. On January 7, 2019, he was elected President Judge. His true devotion and commitment is to assure that the Superior Court does it best to serve the people and the members of the Bar in ways that are efficient and productive, and balances judicial independence with accountability. More...

The Board of Governors of The Justinian Society meets monthly on the third Monday of the month. Board meetings are open to all members of The Justinian Society.

The Board of Governors consists of the officers of The Justinian Society, elected board members, the past chancellors of The Justinian Society, ex-officio members and the chairs of the active committees.


Thomas H. Chiacchio Jr., Chancellor
Francesca A. Iacovangelo, Vice Chancellor
Alessandra Carrafiello, Secretary
Vincent N. Barbera, Treasurer

Elected Board Members

(Term of July 2022 to June 2025)
Kiersty DeGroote
Ryan G. Gatto
Hon. John Padova, Jr.
Brittany L. Stepp

(Term of July 2021 to June 2024)
Anthony Christina
Thomas Giordano Jr.
Marvin Haber
Dana Maugeri

(Term of July 2020 to June 2023)
Alfred J. Carlson
Frank A. Dante
Danielle DeRosa
David A. Doty
Denise Mandi
Daniel A. Rendine

Past Chancellors
Gaetan J. Alfano
Gino Benedetti
Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua
Joseph A. Canuso
Barbara A. Capozzi
Gregory F. Cirillo
Michael G. DeFino
Frank DiMeo Jr.
Gina Furia Rubel
Rudolph Garcia
Denise C. Gentile
Alexander B. Giacobetti
Henry J. Lunardi
Michael Mattioni
Carl S. Primavera
Dino Privitera

Ex Officio
Honorable Robert S. Blasi (Ret.)
Honorable Edward J. Bradley (Ret.)
Honorable Matthew Carrafiello
Honorable Victor J. DiNubile, Jr., (Ret.)
Honorable William J. Manfredi (Ret.)
Honorable William J. Mazzola (Ret.)
Honorable John R. Padova
Honorable Jack A. Panella
Honorable Paul P. Panepinto (Ret.)
Honorable Louis J. Presenza (Ret.)
Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)
Honorable Anthony J. Scirica
Honorable Correale F. Stevens

Committee Chairs

Bar Association Recruitment, Election and Recruitment Committee
Justin Moriconi
Brittany Stepp
Denise Mandi

Beccaria Award Committee
Perry de Marco Jr.
Brittany Stepp

Christmas Party Committee
Carmen Nasuti III
Valerie Pedicone

CLE Committee
Hon. Matthew Carrafiello
Hon. William Manfredi (Ret.)
Marvin Haber
Valerie Pedicone

Community Outreach Committee
Denise Mandi
Danielle DeRosa
Dana Maugeri
Thomas Giordano, Jr.

DiBona/Comisky Award Committee
Alfred Carson
Frank DiMeo

Historical Committee
Hon. Matthew Carrafiello
Ryan Gatto

Long-Range Planning Committee

Law School Liaison, Mentoring and Young Lawyers Committee
David Doty
Vincent Barbera
Anthony Christina
Frank DiMeo
Thomas Giordano, Jr.

Membership Committee
Denise Mandi
Alfred Carlson
Michael van de Veen

Nominating Committee
Alexander Giacobetti
Frank DiMeo

Portrait Committee
Valerie Pedicone
Daniel Rendine
Matthew Faranda-Diedrich

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Public Offices Committee
Vito F. Canuso
Ryan Gatto
Anthony Christina

Richard F. Furia Scholarship Committee
Justin Moriconi
Brittany Stepp

Social Media/Website Committee
Ryan Gatto
Danielle DeRosa
Vincent Barbera
David Doty
Dana Maugeri
Thomas Giordano, Jr.

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