Professional Responsibility

As part of his commitment to the legal process Mr. Binns has chaired the Judicial Selection Commission of the Philadelphia Bar Association and chaired a Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has repeatedly been named by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court as a Delegate to the Third Circuit Judicial Conference. He was appointed by the  Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee (2002 – 2004). He is a member of the American Bar Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Binns serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases. He counsels attorneys with regard to legal ethics, disciplinary rules and represents lawyers seeking re-admission to state and federal bars. In  re Robert F. Simone, C.A. No. 93-180 (2001). He represents law firms in connection with the withdrawal and/or dismissal of partners and law firm break-ups. Brener v. Hill, Wallack et al., Mercer County, New Jersey Superior Court, 1991 Docket No. L 11425. He counsels members of the judiciary regarding judicial ethics and represents them in investigations and hearings before the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (“JIRB”), See Judicial Inquiry and Review Bd. v. Snyder, 514 Pa. 142; 523 A. 2d 294 (1987); In The Matter of Julian F. King, 517 Pa. 417; 538 A.2d 473 (1988).