Meet Our Chancellor

Gaetan J. Alfano

Gaetan J. Alfano is a member of the esteemed community of Philadelphia lawyers. A consummate professional, he is leading the Philadelphia Bar Association through 2016 to secure a bright future for the Association and its membership.

"I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve at the helm of the nation's oldest and best bar association," said Alfano. "We wouldn't be who we were if it weren't for the engaging work of our members."

Alfano is a partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the litigation practice group. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, having represented individuals, businesses and corporations in a variety of commercial and employment matters.

Prior to entering civil practice, Alfano was an assistant district attorney under District Attorney Edward G. Rendell. He has also served as a senior hearing committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The 2016 Chancellor is committed to community service. He is a proud member and past Chancellor of the Justinian Society, composed of Italian-American lawyers and judges, where he was treasurer of its charitable arm, the Justinian Foundation. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. An organization empowered by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to evaluate candidates for admission to the bar, it emphasizes the importance of professional responsibility and character in the legal profession.

For 10 years, Alfano served as a commissioner for a bi-state agency, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. He was appointed vice chair, the highest position in Pennsylvania, under the leadership of both Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Gov. Thomas W. Corbett.

Over the course of his career, Alfano has earned the respect and admiration of his peers. He enters the role of Chancellor with exemplary credentials and the whole-hearted support of the Association membership.