Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP is pleased to announce that Gilbert J. Marquez, Law Firm Administrator, has been named President-elect of the Association of Legal Administrators Philadelphia Chapter (ALA-Philadelphia). He will serve one year as President-elect (2013-2014), one year as President (2014-2015) and one year as Immediate Past President (2015-2016)
Marquez started out in legal administration in the 1980 at Dechert, Price & Rhoads (now Dechert, LLP). In 1985, he co-founded a computer company, Pinkstone & Marquez, Inc., with a fellow Dechert alumna, Mark Pinkstone. They provided computer network services, hardware, software and support to mid-Atlantic region law firms. After 20-years, the opportunity to serve as Administrator at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, a Philadelphia personal injury law firm, presented itself. Marquez has not looked back.
A long-time member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Marquez is active in the Philadelphia Chapter and most recently served as an editor of its newsletter. He is an Associate Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and served on the Practice Technology Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Division.
With philanthropy as part of the fabric of the Feldman Shepherd law firm, Marquez is a perfect thread. He is a devoted advocate for legal services, having served two terms on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and chaired the Communications Committee of Philadelphia VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent), an organization providing legal services to low-income residents of Philadelphia. In fact, the Feldman Shepherd personal injury law firm facilitated nearly $92,000 in donations to Community Legal Services and the PA IOLTA Board in 2012 alone.
A more extensive interview of Marquez can be found at http://www.phila-ala.org/spotlight-gilmarquez-internal.
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. ALA’s mission is to improve the quality of management in law firms and other legal services organizations; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team.
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