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Statement by Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William P. Fedullo on the Passing of Former Chancellor Donald C. Marino
"This is a difficult loss for Philadelphia's legal community as well as for me personally," said William P. Fedullo, Chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association.
"Donald C. Marino was a very bright, kind and encouraging man – a real class-act. He was generous with his time and mentored many lawyers, myself included, and encouraged them to reach their full potential. He is one of the main reasons why I first got involved with the Philadelphia Bar Association. Don will be greatly missed," Chancellor Fedullo said.
Marino was Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1984. When he was Chancellor, Marino formed the Philadelphia Bar Association's Committee for the Homeless, which became very effective in urging the city to improve the conditions of shelters as well as to help the homeless with their legal problems. Prior to that, he also served as a Chancellor of the Justinian Society. In 1999, Marino received the Cesare Beccaria Award, which is co-sponsored by the Justinian Society and the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Throughout his career, Marino held many prominent positions in Philadelphia. In recent years, he served as counsel to the City Solicitor's Office and chaired its litigation department. Marino also served as counsel at Dilworth Paxson LLP in the firm's litigation department. Additionally, he served as a criminal defense attorney for several high-profile cases in the city.