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John J. Lombard Jr. Celebrated by Marquis Who's Who for Achievements in Law

John J. Lombard Jr. has been involved with high profile clients and cases, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The University of Pennsylvania

    UPPER GWYNEDD, PA, March 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John J. Lombard Jr. has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Renowned for his invaluable contributions to his field, Mr. Lombard retired from his role as special counsel for McCarter & English LLP on September 30, 2016. He continues his practice from his home in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, for selected clients and has been and continues as a consultant to the Medical Society of New Jersey and its Bioethics Committee on Health Care Issues. Before entering the field in a professional capacity, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from LaSalle College where he was president of the student body (1955-1956) and a JD from The University of Pennsylvania. In 1965, Mr. Lombard became a partner with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, where he remained until 1984. Subsequently, shortly thereafter, he joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP as a partner. During his 15 years at Morgan Lewis, he served initially as the manager of The Personal Law Section and later as Vice Chair and later Chair of the Personal Law Section. He retired from Morgan Lewis in 2000 when he joined McCarter & English. A member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law since 1972, he will be attending an annual meeting in May in Chicago. He was recently presented with the Alumni Service Award 2017 in recognition of his consistent and dedicated service to La Salle College High School and its Alumni.

Among other areas of law, he has represented institutions and collectors including the Philadelphia Museum of Art for over 30 years. During his practice he has been involved in the sale of art and art objects for clients in both New York and London.

Some of the highlights of Mr. Lombard's career include having the opportunity to represent high profile clients and cases, including The University of Pennsylvania and, for 30 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has been a member of the Museum's Attorney's Group, a group of lawyers in the country who represent major museums and is associated with the Smithsonian Institution. He successfully represented a 3 year old sole survivor of the Northwest Airline crash in Detroit in 1987. While this litigation was settled in 1990, this representation continued for over 20 years until she was a college graduate and married.

Mr. Lombard held various executive positions in the American Bar Association. The most significant is that he was nominated Chairman of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association (1990-1991). This is the third largest Section with over 30,000 members at that time. His role also included involvement in the Association as a whole which had members expanding to the 300,000 range or more. He was also President of the Foundation of the American College of Probate & Trust Law for three years.

He also served the Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Planning Commission from 1972 to 1980. As chair of this committee, Mr. Lombard was deeply involved in the issues related to the controversies over the expansion of the runway at Wing Field located in the Township since the 1920s. These controversies continued long after 1980 but ultimately with federal assistance, the runways have been extended to 3500 feet. Mr. Lombard also served the Montgomery Redevelopment Authority as secretary from 1980 to 1987 and was actively involved in the Transition of Conshohocken Borough from a small county community to the regional city it is today. From 1992 to 2010 he also served as chair of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission's Committee on Law regarding powers of attorney and health care decisions.

In order to keep abreast of changes in the field, Mr. Lombard affiliates himself with the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations and continues as a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Association and Foundation as well as the International Bar Association in Trust and Estate Law.

Throughout his career, he has contributed his knowledge to a number of creative works, including "Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives," which he co-authored in 1984. He also served as editor of Probate Notes" from 1982 to 1985.

As a testament to his success, he has earned many accolades for his work, including the Treat Award from the National College of Probate Judges and inclusion into Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in Finance, and Industry and Who's Who in the World. Looking toward the future, Mr. Lombard intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career, particularly in the field of bioethics in medicine and end of life care.

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