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John James Lombard

John James Lombard, American lawyer, writer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1960. Recipient Treat award National College Probate Judges, 1992, Distinguished Estate Planner award Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, 2002.


  • Lombard, John James was born on December 27, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John James and Mary R. (O'Donnell) Lombard.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, LaSalle College, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1959.


    • Partner Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, Philadelphia, 1959-1984. Manager personal law section Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1985-1990, vice-chair personal law section, 1990-1992, chair, 1992-1999. Special counsel McCarter & English LLP, since 2000.

      Secretary, director Airline Hydraulics Corporation, Philadelphia, 1969-2000. Advisory committee on decedents estates laws Joint State Government Commission, since 1992, chair subcommittee on powers of attorney, since 1993. Co-chair Southern Jersey Ethics Alliance, 1993-1997, emeritus chair 1998-2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1960.


    • Co-author: Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, 1984, 3d edition 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Redevelopment Authority Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1980-1987, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, 1980-1989, LaSalle College High School, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, 1991-1997. Member American Bar Association (chairman committee simplification security transfers 1972-1976, chairman member committee 1972-1982, member council real property, probate and trust law section 1979-1985, secretary 1985-1987, division director probate division 1987-1989, chair elect 1989-1990, chair 1990-1991, co-chair National Conference Lawyers & Corporation Fiduciaries), Pennsylvania Bar Association (house of deals 1979-1981), Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman probate section 1972), American College Trust and Estate Counsel (editor Probate Notes 1983, board regents 1986-1991, member executive committee 1988-1991, elder law committee since 1993, president foundation, 2005-2007), International Academy Estate and Trust Law (executive committee 1984-1988, 90-94, vice president since 2006), American Bar Foundation, International Fish and Game Association, Union League Club (Philadelphia), Ocean City Club (New Jersey), Marlin and Tuna Club.


    • Married Barbara Mallon, May 9, 1964. Children: John James, William M., James G., Laura K., Barbara E.
    • father: John James Lombard
    • mother: Mary R. (O'Donnell) Lombard
    • spouse: Barbara Mallon
    • children: John James Lombard
    • William M. Lombard
    • James G. Lombard
    • Laura K. Lombard
    • Barbara E. Lombard
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