Newsmaker: Samuel Braver
Noteworthy: Received the 2013 Professionalism Award from the Allegheny County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section on Oct. 17.
Residence: Summerset at Frick Park, Squirrel Hill
Family: Wife, Cathy; sons Joshua, 33, Jordan, 30; stepson Jed, 27
Occupation: Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney law firm.
Background: Represented businesses and banks in state and federal courts for 37 years. A Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers. Past president of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Education: Law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1974; bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971
Quote: “It's a lot easier to practice the day-to-day aspects of being a trial lawyer when you do it in an honorable way. But it takes a lot more work if you disregard professional boundaries.”
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