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Bernard G. Segal, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.


Segal, Bernard Gerard was born on June 11, 1907 in New York City. Son of Samuel I. and Rose (Cantor) Segal.


Bachelor of Arts Pennsylvania, 1928. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1931. Doctor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1969.

Doctor of Laws, Franklin and Marshall College, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1954. Doctor of Laws, Dropsie University, 1966.

Doctor of Laws, Jewish Theological Seminary America, 1977. Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law School, 1978. Doctor of Laws, Villanova University, 1980.

Doctor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1983. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Suffolk University, 1969. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Hebrew Union College, 1970.


Member of faculty, University of Pennsylvania, 1928-1935, 45-47;American reporter on contracts, International Congress of Law, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1932;assistant deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1932-1933;deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1933-1934;co-founder, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1935-1997;instructor graduate business, government, American Institute Banking, 1936-1939;chairman, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1968-1986;senior partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1986-1988;of counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1988-1994. Member Board Law Examiners, Philadelphia, 1940-1946. Chairman Commission Judicial and Congl.Salaries, United States Government, 1953-1955.

Member Attorney General's National Committee to Study Antitrust Laws, 1953-1955. Member Executive Committee Attorney General's National Conference on Court Congestion, 1958-1961. Member standing commission on rules of practice and procedure Judicial Conference United States, 1959-1976.

Co-chairman Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-1965 (Founder award, 25th Anniversary, 1988). Chairman.Pa. Judicial Nominating Commission, 1964-1966. Member National Citizens Committee on Community Rels., 1964-1974.

Member of advisory committee United States mission to United Nations, 1967-1968. Member of advisory panel international law unites states department State, 1967-1979. Member Adminstrv.Conf.

United States, 1968-1974. Chairman national advising committee on legal services United States Office of Economic Opportunity, 1968-1976, chairman of the executive committee, 1971-1974. Chairman of the Board Council Legal Education Opportunities, 1968-1971.

Member Judicial Council Pennsylvania, 1968-1971. County World Peace Through Law Center, chairman 1st demonstration trial, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1971, county, 1973-1994, participant world conferences, Athens, Greece, Washington, Geneva, Bangkok, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Manila and Cairo, Chairman of Commission on international communications, world chairman World Law Day, Madrid, 1979, Berlin, 1985. Member United States Commision on Executive, Legislation and Judicial Salaries, 1972-1973, 76-77.

Member Appellate Court Nominating Commission, 1973-1979. Member United States Commission Revision Federal Court Appellate System, 1974-1975. Chairman World Conference on Peace and Violence, Jerusalem, 1979.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1932, District of Columbia 1976.


Life trustee, member executive board University Pennsylvania, 1959-1977, life trustee emeritus, 1977-1997. Emeritus member board overseers University Pennsylvania Law School, 1959-1997. Member Commission on Anti-Poverty Program for Philadelphia, 1967-1971, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools, 1979-1992, Commonwealth Commission on Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1986-1987.

Chairman board Council Advancement Legal Education, 1972-1977. Council trustees Hebrew University Jerusalem. Board directors Southern Africa Legal Services and Legal Education Project, 1979-1997, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Foundation Federal Bar Association.

Board governors emeritus, past. vice president, past treasurer Dropsie College. Trustee emeritus, former executive committee Albert Einstein Medical Center. Trustee Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Junior Center Nonviolent Social Change (Drum Major award for legal justice, 1984), 1984-1997, Foundation for the Commemoration of the United States Constitution, 1986-1988, Foundation for United States Constitution, 1988-1997, board directors Chapel of Four Chaplains.

Member planning commission Miracle at Philadelphia, 1986-1987. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (president 1964-1965), American Bar Association (president 1969-1970, Gold medal 1976), Institute Judicial Administration (board directors 1968-1986), American Bar Foundation (president 1976-1978). Member Jewish Federal Greater Philadelphia (member emeritus executive committee), Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association (chancellor 1952, 53), Pennsylvania Urban Affairs Partnership, Federal Bar Association (national council), Association of Bar of City of New York, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (former director), American Law Institute (1st vice president 1976-1986, 2nd vice president 1970-1975, treasurer 1955-1969, counselor emeritus 1987-1997), American Judicature Society (chairman 1958-1961, board directors 1956-1997), Council Legal Education for Professional Responsibility (director), Federal Juc.

Conference 3d Circuit (life), World Association Lawyers (president for Americans 1976-1986), National Conference Bar President, Taxpayers Forum Pennsylvania (past president), Allied Jewish Appeal (past president, honorary president), Legal Aid Society Philadelphia )board directors), Jewish League Israel (national board), Jewish Public Society of America (life trustee, member executive committee), Jewish Family Service (honorary director), Order of Coif, Tau Epsilon Rho, Delta Sigma Rho. Clubs: Locust, Union League, Faculty, Metropolitan (Washington).


Son of; married Geraldine Rosenbaum, October 22, 1933. Children: Loretta Joan Segal Cohen, Richard Murry.

Samuel I. Segal

Rose (Cantor) Segal

Geraldine Rosenbaum

Loretta Joan Segal Cohen Segal

Richard Murry Segal