Bernard Smalley, Esquire is being honored with the 31st Annual Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to the practice of personal injury law. A Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association announcement mentions that Mr. Smalley focuses his practice in the areas of pharmaceutical liability, medical negligence, class action, products liability, and defamation, among other areas.
Mr. Smalley earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1971 from Temple University and his law degree from Widner School of Law 1980. Before attending law school, he was the Deputy Court Administrator for Civil Administration for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
With a passion for law and helping injured clients, Bernard Smalley, Esq. is active in various organizations such as the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Smalley was also the first ever African-American attorney to be elected President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and lectures regularly on trial practices local, state and national bar associations.
As an established and successful Pennsylvania attorney with a proven track record, Mr. Smalley has been honored with numerous awards and positions over the years including the Trail Blazer Award by the Minority Caucus of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and induction as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Bernard Smalley, Esquire is married and lives in the West Philadelphia area. He has two children, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. He is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.