Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh Member John R. McGinley Honored with 2022 Coleman Award by The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics

December 21, 2022

John R. “Jack” McGinley, Jr., an Eckert Seamans Pittsburgh-based Member and Chair of the Board of Directors, has been honored with the 2022 Coleman Award for Excellence in Community Service by The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. The award recognizes community leaders who have made a significant impact in Southwestern Pennsylvania by personal example and sustained generosity.

The Coleman Award creates a lasting tribute to the Institute’s founding director, Moe Coleman, for his contributions in the areas of public policy and governance, education, health and human services, and human equity. The honoree must exemplify the best in community service by giving freely to community activities; inspiring others to serve; creating connections in the community; and having a positive impact upon the success of community projects.

“We are excited to congratulate Jack on this well-deserved accolade,” said Timothy Q. Hudak, Chief Executive Officer of Eckert Seamans. “His countless contributions and dedication to the Pittsburgh community are just some of the many reasons we are grateful to have him at the firm.”

McGinley is a trial attorney with more than 45 years of experience. He concentrates his practice on corporate, business, real estate, and professional liability matters. McGinley previously served in the public sector as an assistant district attorney of Allegheny County, and co-founded Grogan, Graffam, McGinley & Lucchino, P.C. before joining Eckert Seamans in 2002. He currently serves as chair of Duquesne University’s board of directors; an emeritus trustee at St. Bonaventure University, where he also previously chaired the board of trustees; chair of the Rita McGinley Foundation; and chair of The Pittsburgh Foundation. He is also the former board chair of Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital; former chair of the Independent Regulatory Review Commission of Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years; and served on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for six years. Other accolades for McGinley include being inducted into Duquesne University’s Century Club of Distinguished Alumni and into Central Catholic High School’s Hall of Fame, among many others.

McGinley commented: “I am thankful to the Institute for this recognition and honored to be able to continue to serve the incredible organizations that make up the Pittsburgh community for years to come.” 

The Institute of Politics works to deliver timely information on complex public policy issues affecting the region to elected officials, community leaders, and the public. Learn more about the award and watch a video presentation honoring McGinley here.

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