Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner Irwin Aronson Appointed to PA IOLTA Board
January 3, 2013
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner Irwin W. Aronson to the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) board. A labor and employment attorney, Aronson will serve a three-year term on the nine-member board. The IOLTA program enables lawyers to raise approximately $6 million annually for the provision of legal services to the Commonwealth’s poor and disadvantaged. The IOLTA board distributes these funds to nonprofit organizations, clinics administered by law schools and justice projects providing free civil legal services to poor and disadvantaged Pennsylvania residents.
“I am honored that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has selected me to serve on the IOLTA board,” said Aronson. “I look forward to giving back to my profession and community by assisting the board in carrying out its mission.”
Resident in Willig, Williams & Davidson’s Harrisburg office, Aronson is a respected appellate advocate concentrating his practice in labor and employment law, employee benefit matters, governmental affairs and legislative drafting and analysis. His extensive experience in litigation and legislative matters ranges from fair labor standards and unemployment compensation, to housing and urban development, to elections and voting rights. Aronson is also a published author and frequent lecturer. Among other institutions, he serves or has served as an instructor for Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, the Union Leadership Academy, Pennsylvania State University’s Capitol College (where he was an adjunct faculty member), the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Aronson is also a regular radio show co-host on The Rick Smith Show, “Where Working People Come to Talk.”
The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, the Pennsylvania labor attorney received the Keystone Research Center’s highest honor, the Sol Hoffman Award for Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in 2005. In 2001, he was the only Democratic Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania nominee to receive the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission’s coveted “Highly Recommended” rating. That same year, the Chester County Labor Council named Aronson “Citizen of the Year.” Best Lawyers in America® has listed Aronson as a top labor, employment and employee benefit lawyer each year since 1987. Also since 1987, Aronson has been recognized as a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated attorney. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011, he was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.
About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson (www.wwdlaw.com) is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and beyond.