Board Member Patrick J. Stapleton III
Patrick J. Stapleton III of Malvern, Pa., was appointed to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board by Governor Tom Ridge on June 17, 1997. He was reconfirmed by unanimous votes of the Pennsylvania Senate on May 10, 2000, May 17, 2004 and September 22, 2008. Stapleton served as chairman of the PLCB from January 2007 through October 2011. Additionally, Stapleton was named chairman of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association in May 2011 and continues to serve in that role.
During Stapleton’s tenure, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) enjoyed record growth and a renaissance in its commitment to consumers by expanding choices and improving the retail shopping experience. As one of the largest purchasers of wine and spirits in the world, the PLCB leverages its buying power, providing consumers with phenomenal opportunities, such as the Chairman’s Selection™ program.
Stapleton, a native of Indiana, Pa., and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Tulane University School of Law, is an attorney practicing with the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh-based law firm of Weber, Gallagher, Simpson, Stapleton, Fires and Newby, where he specializes in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, medical malpractice and general casualty litigation.
He began his legal career in Philadelphia, as an assistant district attorney in 1982 and later became a partner at the Rawle & Henderson law firm before joining his current firm in 1994. He has served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Mediation Task Force and was named one of Pennsylvania's "Super Lawyers" by Philadelphia Magazine.
In addition to his law experience, Stapleton has been involved in various business and economic development consulting projects and is a director of Enterprise Bank of Allison Park, Pa. He is active in a variety of charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity and the National Multiple Sclerosis Organization.
Email Mr. Stapleton at ra-lbmemberpjs