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Mark A. Kearney Welcomed as 85th Montgomery Bar Association President
Business Meeting Marks Kickoff of 125 Year Celebration

On Friday, January 9, 2009, the Montgomery Bar Association held its Annual Business Luncheon Meeting at the Blue Bell Country Club.  A packed house of over 300 attorneys, community leaders and local dignitaries attended the event which included the ceremonial passing of the gavel from Immediate Past President Robert F. Morris to our newly installed President, Mark A. Kearney. 

In addition to the welcoming of our new president, election and induction of the MBA’s officers for the 2009 term took place.  Several awards were given out as well, including the Montgomery Bar Foundation's Honorable Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award and the Milton O. Moss Award.

Mark A. Kearney, Esq., a hiring shareholder of Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, P.C. in its Blue Bell office, was installed as the 85th president of the Montgomery Bar Association for 2009, during which it will mark its 125th year of service.  Mr. Kearney, an honors graduate of Archbishop Wood High School, Villanova University and Villanova Law School, is the first college graduate in his family.  A long-time Blue Bell resident and Little League coach for his two children, he now practices business and employment law in Pennsylvania and Delaware, where he tries cases for business owners, employers, employees and victims of catastrophic injury.

Immediate Past President Robert F. Morris, Esq. passes the gavel to incoming President Mark A Kearney, Esq. 
Mark A. Kearney, Esq. -- 85th President of the Montgomery Bar Association
Street banners commemorating 125 years of MBA Lawyers Serving the Community appear throughout the courthouse and business district in downtown Norristown. The Bar Association will host many events and activities throughout 2009 to educate, inform and serve the community at large.
Montgomery County Detective Mary Anders accepts the Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award from Past President Robert E. Slota, Jr., Esq.  The award is presented annually by the Montgomery Bar Foundation to an individual who promotes the rule of law and the administration of justice in the community. 
The Honorable William T. Nicholas is honored as recipient of the Milton O. Moss Award for distinguished service to the judicial system.  Judge Nicholas received this award for his breadth of work as President Judge, Judge, District Attorney and Lifelong Advocate for Justice.