John A. Bednarz, Jr., ’78 Receives Award
Villanova Law Alumnus John A. Bednarz, Jr. ’78 was the recent recipient of the 2011 Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s George D. Douglas, Jr., Amicus Curiae Award for his outstanding appellate advocacy as Amicus Brief Writer and Allocatur Clerk. Bednarz is also past Chair and has been an active committee member of the Amicus Committee for more than 15 years. The mission of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system.
Bednarz is a sole practitioner in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, concentrating his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, social security disability and personal injury claims. He is a board-certified civil trial advocate with the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Bednarz lectures on the subjects of workers’ compensation, trial ethics, and automobile law and was previously an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Wilkes University. Bednarz is also co-founder, past president and current member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He also has memberships in the PA Bar Association, Luzerne County Bar Association and National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.
Bednarz received his B.A. in 1975 from King’s College.