Commission Members and Staff
George D. Bedwick
Residence: Harrisburg, PA
Education: King’s College (BA), Dickinson Law School (JD)
Appointed: January 2021 by the Honorable Joanna McClinton, House Democratic Leader
Biography: George D. Bedwick retired from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007 serving in positions that included Legislative Director for the Majority Leader and Legislative Counsel to the Minority and Majority Whip. He is also a former board member of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
John F. Mizner, Esq.
Title: Vice Chairman
Residence: Erie, PA
Education: St. Vincent College (BA), University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD)
Appointed: February 2021 by the Honorable Jake Corman, President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Biography: John Mizner is an Attorney in Erie, PA.
John J. Soroko, Esq.
Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Haverford College (BA), New York University of Law (JD)
Appointed: February 2020 by the Honorable Mike Turzai, Speaker of the House
Biography: John J. Soroko is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Duane Morris law firm, following 40 years of experience and leadership with the firm. He serves as Co-Chair of the Federal Judicial Nomination Advisory Panel for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was formerly President Judge of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline and a Director of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. He is admitted as a foreign lawyer in Singapore and serves as a board member of many charitable, educational, legal, and business organizations.
Murray Ufberg, Esq.
Residence: Upper Gwynedd, PA
Education: Bucknell University (BA), Duquesne University (JD)
Appointed: February 2023 by the Honorable Josh Shapiro, Governor. March 2015 through January 2023 as an appointee of Governor Tom Wolf. February 2003 through March 2006 as an appointee of Governor Edward G. Rendell.
Biography: Murray Ufberg is a partner of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, where he served as Managing Partner for over 22 years. He is a past member of the Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and of the Board of Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. He has served on the Boards of numerous charitable, religious and civic organizations, including The Commonwealth Medical College, Misericordia University and WVIA TV/FM/HDTV.
Dennis A. Watson, Esq.
Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: University of Pennsylvania (BA), University of Pittsburgh (JD)
Appointed: February 2021 by the Honorable Jay Costa, Senate Democratic Leader
Biography: Dennis A. Watson currently serves as a Shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote PC. He is a proctor in the Maritime Law Association and a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. He also serves as a trustee of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Chairman of the Borough of West View Zoning Hearing Board and Chairman of the West View Water Authority. He is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.
Members & Staff