Maria Feeley, Esq ‘93
Maria Feeley, Esq. was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to be one of seven Commissioners of the State Ethics Commission, an independent state agency charged with enforcing certain provisions of the Lobbying Disclosure Law, the Gaming Act, and the Ethics Act, which applies to all public officials, employees, and candidates and nominees for office. She is also a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP and the recipient of numerous honors for her work in the field of law.
The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly named her one of Pennsylvania’s 25 Women of the Year in 2008. In 2009, she received Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award recognizing individuals under the age of 40 who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities. In 2012, Profiles in Diversity Journal honored her in its 10th Annual Women Worth Watching® Issue.
She has served as an elected member of the Board of Governors of the 13,000 Member Philadelphia Bar Association, and a member of the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, charged with evaluating judicial candidates for office. She currently serves as a Zone 1 Delegate representing the Philadelphia constituency in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates, as the Philadelphia Liaison to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, and on the Strategic Planning Committee of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Pennsylvania.
Maria holds a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she is one of 24 elected members of the Law Council who advise the Dean and Law School on admissions, curriculum, alumni relations, student placement and fund-raising, and serves on the board of directors of the Alumni Association. She obtained her BA from Rosemont College, where she was named to the Delta Epsilon Sigma scholastic honor society for Catholic colleges and universities, and serves as an adjunct professor of business law.
Maria was elected to the Rosemont College Board of Trustees in 2012.