Research Lawyer Biographies with Jenkins

Are you looking for information about your firm's founding partners? What about prominent Philadelphia attorneys throughout history? Our Reference Department may be able to help.

Throughout the years, librarians at Jenkins have combed through newspapers, including The Legal Intelligencer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Bulletin, and The Shingle, for obituaries and biographical articles about members of Philadelphia's legal community. Our internal biography file contains thousands of names, from Bennett L. Aaron, recipient of the 1981 Federation Allied Jewish Appeal's Lawyers Division Humanitarian Award (184 L.I. 745) and the 1989 State of Israel Peace Medal (200 L.I. 3438), to Carl K. Zucker, a prominent zoning attorney praised by his fellow attorneys as "the dean of the Philadelphia zoning and land-use bar" who fought for high-profile clients as well as underdogs (226 L.I. 4173).

Many of the founders of prominent Philadelphia law firms are also listed in our internal bio file. These include Ellis Ames Ballard and Boyd Lee Spahr from Ballard Spahr, Russell Duane and Morris Duane from Duane Morris, Bayard Henry, George Wharton Pepper, and John D.M. Hamilton from Pepper Hamilton, and William Rawle, William Henry Rawle, and Francis Rawle from Rawle & Henderson. We even have a listing for John G. Johnson, who is important in the histories of both Pepper Hamilton and Saul Ewing and whose extensive art collection was displayed in a recent exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Want to know if we can help you? Contact our Reference Department for more information.

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