Kenneth J. Hagreen, Esq.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc., Camp Hill
Mr. Hagreen is the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. (LCL), an independent, not-for-profit, corporation established in 1988 and funded by a grant from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. LCL operates a confidential helpline service for Pennsylvania's lawyers, judges and law students who are in distress because of substance and/or mental health disorders. LCL is also a leader in continuing legal education regarding lawyer ethics, substance abuse and mental illness. Mr. Hagreen was hired in October 1990 as LCL's first executive director. He is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania (1994) and South Carolina (1977), having practiced law from 1977 through 1990 in several capacities. Mr. Hagreen was an attorney-at-law (general civil and criminal practice) and Vice President - Legal at Defender Development, Inc., both in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; General Counsel, S.C. Real Estate Commission, in Columbia, S.C.; Senior Associate, Kaplan Russin Vecchi & Kirkwood, New York, N.Y.; and Vice President - Legal, Shawnee Development, Inc., Shawnee-on-Delaware. He also served (in a non-lawyer/volunteer capacity) on the Steering Committee of the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (1999). In addition to his administrative duties, Mr. Hagreen travels extensively throughout Pennsylvania, teaching lawyers, judges and law students on the subjects of professional responsibility, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health disorders. His talks also reach a national audience through Internet-based continuing legal education. In addition to preparing the course materials for these continuing legal education classes, Mr. Hagreen has co-authored the following articles: "Lunch with Ami - Helping Lawyers Overcome Stress," American Bar Association's GP Solo Magazine, January/February 2011; "Growing Old Is Not for the Fainthearted," GP Solo Magazine, October/November 2004; and "Lawyers and Substance Abuse," TRIAL (Journal of the Association of the Trial Lawyers of America), June 2000. He received his B.S. in Political Science and History from the State University of New York at Brockport College (1972) and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina's School of Law (1977). Mr. Hagreen was named Teacher of the Year of Thomas Heyward Academy, 1974, (Ridgeland, S.C.); was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award, 1986; received a Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2000; the Caron Foundation Community Service Legal/Law Enforcement Award, 2004; and the LawLine.com 2010 Most Inspirational Speaker Award. In April 2013, he was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.