Bernard S. Shire is a founding partner of the former law firms of Ezerski & Shire, and Shire, Bergstein & Galper.  He has practiced law in Monessen and adjoining counties since 1951.    He is a graduate of Monessen High School, and the Ohio StateUniversity and its law school.  He has served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, as solicitor to the City of Monessen, Monessen Redevelopment Authority, Rostraver Township and its sewage authority.  He is past president of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a member ofthe Pennsylvania and Westmoreland Bar Associations.

Mark J. Shire was associated with the former Shire, Bergstein & Galper firm from 1987 until the establishment of the Shire Law Firm in 1999.  He has served as a law clerk for the Honorable David W.Craig of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.  From 1999 through 2003, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Westmoreland County, in addition to the Firm's practice. He continues to serve as court-appointed criminal counsel in Westmoreland County. He is currently the Solicitor of the City of Monessen and the Rostraver Township Zoning Hearing Board. Mark is a graduate of Monessen High School, Tufts University, and a 1985 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, its Plain Language and Corrections Committees, and the Westmoreland and Washington County Bar Associations.  He has served as a member and president of the Monessen School Board, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army-Monessen Citadel, and a member of the Monessen-Rostraver Rotary Club.
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