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Samuel Braver, received the 2013 Professionalism Award by the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. The award is given each year at the ACBA’s “Lunch with the Judges” to the lawyer who best exemplifies the highest professional standards in practicing law.

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By Thomas Olson
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 6:53 p.m.

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

Age: 63

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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