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Joseph A. Dworetzky, Esq.


Current Position

Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin
One Logan Square
27th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933

Tel: 215-496-7014
Fax: 215-568-0300

Class: V (1994)Circuit: Third


Purdue University, B.A., with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa (1972)
Villanova University, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (1977)

Professional Career

Shareholder, Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin (1997-)
City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia (1993-96)
Managing Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath (1992-93)
Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath (1984-93)
Associate, Drinker, Biddle & Reath (1978-84)
Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, Bankruptcy/Advanced Bankruptcy Practice (1987-93)
Adjunct Professor, Temple University Law School, Bankruptcy (2006)
Law Clerk, Judge Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland (1977-78)


American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Chair (2001)
Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
Philadelphia School Reform Commission (2009-)
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Judges, Chair, Judicial Merit Selection Committee (2005-06, 2009)
Third Judicial Circuit, Chair, Lawyers Advisory Committee (2006-09)
William Penn Foundation, Director (2001-06)
Moore College of Art & Design, Director (2003-06)
Parkway Council Foundation (2005-)
Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, Director (2004-08)
Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation
Academy of Law, Public Administration and Criminal Justice
American Bankruptcy Institute


"Artwork as Collateral," J. Comm. Bank Lending 51 (1982), reprinted in Classics in Commercial Lending, Vol II 1980-84
"Truth in Lending and the Federal Class Action," 22 Vill. L. Rev. 418 1977
"Truth in Lending and the Statute of Limitations," 21 Vill. L. Rev. 904 (1976), cited extensively with approval by Pennsylvania Supreme Court in H.C.D.C. v. Vespaziani, 490 Pa. 209; 415 A. 2d 68 (1980)


Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Law Enforcement Square Club Public Service Award (1994)