Ethics Hearing Board Members

*All Board members are required to be residents of the City of Pittsburgh.

Amy E. McCall

Amy Elizabeth McCall serves as Point Park University’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of the Board of Trustees. She came to Point Park University from the Office of General Counsel at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Prior to Penn State, McCall was in private practice in the Pittsburgh region. McCall served as a law clerk for Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She has also been an adjunct professor in Duquesne University School of Law’s distinguished research and writing program.

McCall holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Drexel University and a juris doctor degree from Duquesne University. She lives in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband.

Patrick J. Bigley

Patrick J. Bigley was nominated by the Allegheny County Labor Council, as their Representative on the Ethics Hearing Board. Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council approved the nomination in June 2016.

Mr. Bigley, an Overbrook resident, is currently the President of Pittsburgh Plumber’s Local Union #27. Plumber’s Local Union #27 serves 15 Counties in Western Pennsylvania with over 1200 members. Mr. Bigley with 37 years as a Journeyman- Master Plumber, is an instructor for Plumber’s L.U. #27 Apprentices & Journeymen in OSHA Safety Training. Mr. Bigley is employed by the Pittsburgh School District as the Co-ordinating Foreman for 66 Pittsburgh Building & Construction Trades personnel.

Mr. Bigley has served the residents of Pittsburgh having been appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority in 2006 by Mayor Bob O’Connor. He was appointed to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors in 2012 by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Mr. Bigley also served on PWSA’s Green Initiative Committee (GITAC).

As a member of the Pittsburgh School District’s Safety Steering Committee, the District received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in 2006 & 2012. Mr. Bigley has served his neighborhood as a Board Member, Manager, & Volunteer of both Carrick Community Athletic Association and Carrick High School Baseball.

Sister Janice Vanderneck

Sister Janice Vanderneck is a Sister of Saint Joseph.  She is the director of Casa San Jose, an outreach of the Sisters of Saint Joseph that is a Latino community-based non-profit.  The mission of Casa San Jose is to empower Latinos by promoting integration and self-sufficiency.  Casa San Jose provides service coordination, tutoring and mentoring of children and youth, and advocacy for Latino immigrants and Chidren of Latino immigrants.

Sister Janice is on the Board of the Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation and she is a member of the Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Councilo of the Department of Human Services of Allegheny County

Jeanette H. Ho

Jeanette H. Ho, Esquire was first appointed to the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Hearing Board in May of 2016.

Ms. Ho is a partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP. Her practice concentrates in the areas of general litigation and insurance coverage interpretation and litigation.

Ms. Ho earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and European studies from Carnegie Mellon University and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Ms. Ho is currently a member of Pennsylvania’s Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness. She is a past member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners and a past Chair of the Third Circuit Lawyer’s Advisory Committee.

Lynn Williams Davenport, Esquire

Lynn Williams Davenport was appointed to the Ethics Hearing Board by Mayor William Peduto in May, 2016.

Ms. Davenport teaches economics at the Community College of Allegheny County. Ms. Davenport is also an attorney licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, D.C. Ms. Davenport began her career in New York as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before moving to Pittsburgh with her family.  She received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, an M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. in Economics from Smith College.

Ms. Davenport has been very active in the Pittsburgh philanthropic community and served on numerous boards and committees. She currently serves on the boards of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Bridgeway Capital and Carnegie Museum of Art. 


Linda A. King

Linda A. King has worked for 29 years in general legal practice. In addition to her primary practice area of family law, Ms. King has extensive experience in juvenile law, employment law, real estate, probate and estates, contract disputes, corporate transactions, and personal injury law. This work has included all facets of representation, from client counseling and document preparation to litigation and resolution. Ms. King has also served as a mediator, working primarily in divorce mediation, will and estate disputes, and real estate matters. Since 2006, Ms. King has served on the Mediation, Arbitration, and Early Evaluator panels for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. King earned both Bachelors’ and Juris Doctorate degrees from Duquesne University Law School after graduating from Peabody High School (Pittsburgh Public Schools). She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Western District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States, and is active in the Family Law Section of the Allegheny Bar Association as well as the Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania.