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Jerome Edwin Bogutz, American lawyer, educator. Bar: Pennsylvania, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit), Supreme Court of the United States Court.


Bogutz, Jerome Edwin was born on June 7, 1935 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles and Gertrude (Lahn) Bogutz.


Bachelor of Science in Finance, Pennsylvania State University, 1957. Juris Doctor, Villanova University, 1962.


Worked at Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, LLP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in Antitrust, Banking, Charitable Foundations, Civil Litigation, Computer Law, Condominium Law, Construction, Corporate and Commercial, Creditors' Rights, Condemnation Law, Environmental, Estate Planning, Family Business, Family Law, Financial Services, Franchise, Governmental Affairs, Health Law, Insurance, Labor, General Litigation, Legal Malpractice Defense, Municipal Finance, Pension, Personal Injury, Probate, Products Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Profit Sharing and Employee Benefits, Public Utility, Real Estate, Securities, Sports Law, Taxation, Wills and Trusts, Zoning. Admitted to the bar, 1963, Pennsylvania. 1967, United States. Supreme Court.

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, 1970-1972 and Lecturer, 1986—, Board of Consulters, Villanova Law School, 1983—, Director Emeritus, 1978—, Community Legal Services. Co-Author: "A Survey of the Developing Pennsylvania Law of Attorney Malpractice," Volume 61, Temple Law Review, No. 4, 1988 and annual supplements.

Judge Pro Tem, Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas. President, Pennsylvania Commission on Justice in the Twenty-First Century, 1993—. Chair, Executive Committee of American Friends of Hebrew University, Philadelphia Chapter, 1990-1993, President, 1993-1996, Chair of Board, 1996—.

President, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 1981. President, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, 1986-1989. Member: Philadelphia (Chancellor, 1980), Pennsylvania (President, 1985-1986.

Life Member, House of Delegates, 1978—. Chair, Governance Committee, 1996-1997. Pennsylvania Bar Trust, Chairman, 1993—), American (Member: House of Delegates, 1979-1980, 1984-1996.

Executive Council, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1979-1983. Founder and President, Metropolitan Conference of Bar Presidents, 1979-1981. President Emeritus, 1982—.

Chairman, Commission on Advertising, 1988-1991. Chairman, Bench-Bar Committee Judicial Administration Division, Lawyers Conference, 1985—. Chairman, 1989-1990; Planning Committee, National Town Hall Meeting for Increasing Public Conference in the Courts, 1993-1996.

Member, Advisory Committee Elmo B. Hunter Center for Judicial Selection, 1988-1996) and Federal Bar Associations. Life Member, American Judicature Society (Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1996). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. National Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Council). Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Member, Board of Directors).

Federal Communication Bar Association. Fellow, American Bar Foundation (Life Member). Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel was founded in 1907 and has represented closely held businesses, national and multinational corporations, government agencies and academic institutions, nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities in the areas of business, corporate and securities, creditors' rights, labor, litigation, real estate and tax and estates for nearly nine decades.

A full service law firm, Fox, Rothschild is headquartered in Philadelphia with regional offices in Trenton (Lawrenceville), New Jersey and Exton, Pennsylvania. The Firm's general practice has expanded to include specialty practice groups in the fields of health, environment, labor litigation, condemnation, family-business, sports and personal injury law.


Board directors American Friends of Hebrew University, 1988-1993, chairman executive committee, 1991-1993, president, 1993-1995, chairman board 1995-1998, chair steering committee, president Pennsylvania Futures Commission on Justice in the 21st Century, since 1993, chairman of board, 1993-1997, president, since 1993. Board directors, secretary, deMazia Foundation, since 2006. With United States Army Reserve, 1956-1960.

Fellow American Bar Foundation (life), Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (life, president 1986-1988, board directors since 1983, lifetime director since 1991), American Judicature Society (life, board directors 1990-1994). Member American Bar Association (house of deals 1980-1984, 86-96, credentials and admissions committee 1987-1988, nominating committee 1992, 93, chair American Bar Association/JAD bench bar committee, vice chairman lawyer's conference 1987-1989, chair 1988-1990, co-chair mid-year meeting committee 1987-1988, planning committee, conference section officers, 1988-1990, board member consortium on legal services public 1987-1991, member disaster relief task force, board directors, commissioner, chairman American Bar Association Commission on Advertising 1988-1991, advisory council American Bar Association Commission Responsibility since 1999, vice chairman American Bar Association future trends committee, since 1977, Chief Executive Officer 1991), Pennsylvania Bar Association (president 1985-1986, board directors 1983-1990, chair Governance Committee, 1996-1998), Philadelphia Bar Foundation (president 1981), Philadelphia Bar Association (vice president 1978, president-elect 1979, chancellor 1980, secretary 1975-1978, trustee since 1979), Pennsylvania Bar Trust (life member, chairman 1993-2001, chairman emeritus since 2001), Pennsylvania House of Delegates (life. Chair governance committee 1996-1998), National Metropolitan Bar Leaders (founder, president 1979-1982, president emeritus since 1983), National Conference Bar President (executive council 1981-1984), Philadelphia City of Chamber (board directors 1980-1983).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, sailing.


Married Helene Carole Ross, November 20, 1960. Children: Marc Lahn, Tami Lynne.