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Perry Jack Shertz, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1957, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1957, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1960, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1980. Recipient Temple Law Alumni Legal Aid award.


Shertz, Perry Jack was born on May 26, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Charles and Fannie (Jackier) Shertz.


Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1952. Juris Doctor, Temple U.J, 1956.


In-house trial counsel Empire Mutual Insurance Company, Philadelphia, 1957—1959. Associate Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, Wilkes-Barre, 1959—1961, partner, 1961—1980, since 1982. Judge Superior Court Pennsylvania, 1980—1982.

Commissioner Governor's Pennsylvania Heritage Affairs Advisory Commission. Member hearing committee Disciplinary Board United States Supreme Court Pennsylvania. Lecturer Continuing Legal Education, seminars and professional organizations.

Permanent member Judicial Conference 3d Judicial Circuit United States. President District Grand Lodge Northern 3 B'nai B'rith, 1971—1972, chairman district flood disaster allocations committee, 1972—1974. Member Adult Jewish Education Commission, B'nai B'rith International, 1973—1975, planning and research committee, 1971—1975, commission community volunteer services, 1975—1978, since 1980.

Chairman National Disaster Relief Committee, 1974—1976, National Young Leadership Development Committee, 1967—1969. Member Pennsylvania Regional Board Anti-Defamation League, since 1972. Chairman General Municipal Authority City Wilkes-Barre, 1966—1971.

Board directors Health Care Management Corporation, 1975—1980, Health Systems Agency Northeast Pennsylvania, Inc., 1975—1978, Jewish Community Center, 1964—1970, since 1982. Board directors Jewish Home Eastern Pennsylvania, 1966—1982. Member national services committee Jewish Welfare Board, 1966—1970.

Board directors Northeastern Pennsylvania Heart Association, 1966—1974, executive committee, 1967—1974. Board directors Ohav Zedek Synagogue, since 1965, chairman, 1973—1974, vice president, 1974—1980. Honorary board member Pennsylvanians Human Life, 1975—1980.

Chairman lawyers section United Fund, 1973. Member school board United Hebrew Institute, since 1963, president, 1965—1967. Founder Upper Darby (Pennsylvania) Citizens Committee, 1958, chairman, 1958—1959.

President Westbrook Park Civic Association, 1957—1958. Member Wilkes-Barre Planning Commission, 1965—1966. Delegate Wyoming Valley Jewish Committee, 1962—1964, 1965—1967, 1973—1980, executive committee, board directors, since 1982.

Chairman Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Relations Committee, 1978—1980, since 1982. With United States Navy, 1946-1948, with United States Naval Reserve, 1948-1949, with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1949-1952, with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1954-1976, with United States Marine Corps, 1952-1954, lieutenant colonel United States Marine Corps Reserve.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1957, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1957, United States District Court (middle district) Pennsylvania 1960, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1980.


Fellow: American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Laywers (state committee). Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars. Republican, Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, Marine Corps League, Jewish War Veterans, American Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, American Legion, Association Trial Lawyers America, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (board governors 1969-1971), Luzerne County Bar Association (president 1974-1976), Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (council member Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Section 1970-1977, chairman 1975-1977, member president's select committee medical malpractice 1975-1976, council member judicial administration section since 1976, chairman superior court sub committee 1982-1984, member judiciary committee 1982-1985, since 1987, special committee product liability), American Bar Association, Kiwanis.


Married Shirlee Jean Rosenzweig, August 31, 1952. Children: Dori Hope Shertz Sobin, Judy Ellen Shertz Sofer, Marcy Lynn Shertz Stein, Lawrence Mitchell.

William Charles Shertz

Fannie (Jackier) Shertz

Shirlee Jean Rosenzweig

Dori Hope Shertz Sobin Shertz

Judy Ellen Shertz Sofer Shertz

Marcy Lynn Shertz Stein Shertz

Lawrence Mitchell Shertz