|Mason Avrigian was admitted to the Bar in l960. He graduated from Moravian College (A.B. 1956), Temple University School of Law (L.L.B. 1959), where he was Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Student Director of the Legal Aid Program. He was recipient of the Legal Aid Award of Philadelphia in l959 and was appointed as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from l962 through 1968.
Judge Avrigian was first appointed and thereafter elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County's 38th Judicial District (1977 to 1982). He graduated from the National College of State Judiciary in l978. He has and presently lectures for Pennsylvania Bar Institute on civil trial, family law, ethics, and professionalism and serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has been a member of its House of Delegates since l975, Chairman of the Judicial Administration Committee from l984 to 2006, a Trustee of the Pennsylvania Bar Trust and Insurance Fund, and now Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee.
Judge Avrigian was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Special Achievement Award in l986-1987, 2004-2005, and 2009. He was awarded the Henry Stuckert Miller Memorial Public Service Award by the Montgomery Bar Association in 2004. He was President (1974) of the Montgomery Bar Association. He has served as a member and Chairman of the Governor's Judicial Selection Commission on numerous occasions over the last 20 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past President of the Desmond J. McTighe Chapter of American Inns of Court.
Judge Avrigian is currently of counsel to the firm of Wisler Pearlstine in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He has been named in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America, since 1987 to date and named as one of Pennsylvania's Top 100 Super Lawyers 2004 thru 2011 by the publication, Law and Politics.
His practice is now devoted primarily to alternative dispute resolution, family law, and civil litigation.