Paul T. Sosnowski was selected the 2004 Grand Marshal in recognition of his many years of leadership and service to the Polish American community in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley area. His family has a long history of active involvement with the Polish National Alliance, Americas largest national fraternal organization.
Mr. Sosnowski is an Attorney with the U.S. Postal Service in Philadelphia, where he concentrates on employment litigation and related matters. He appears before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, USPS Board of Contract Appeals and Judicial Office and as agency counsel in Federal District Courts. He also maintains a limited private practice.
Prior to coming to the Postal Service, Paul was an Assistant Counsel for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board while concomitantly engaged in private practice with an emphasis on civil and criminal litigation. He also practiced in the Office of General Counsel of the National Credit Union Administration in Alexandria, Virginia.
He presently serves as legal counsel for the Polish American Congress, Eastern PA District, on the Boards of the Polish American Cultural Center and Museum, Polish American Social Services and Jagiellonian Law Society in Philadelphia, and a National Director and member of the American Agenda Committee of the Polish American Congress. He served as National Vice President for Financial Development of the Polish American Congress from 1998 to 2000 and President of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area Division from 1997 to 1999.
Always active in his community, he was a Commissioner on the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission from 1982 to 1984 and a member of the Alexandria, Virginia, Consumer Affairs Commission from 1994 to 1995.
Mr. Sosnowski graduated with a degree in Economics from Juniata College and received his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law. He and his wife Nazanin are the proud parents of two sons, eleven year old Bijan and five year old Dariush. They reside in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
The Polish American Congress, Eastern PA District, its Pulaski Day Parade Committee, and the Polonia of our area, extend congratulations and Sto Lat to Paul T. Sosnowski - the 2004 Pulaski Day Parade Grand Marshal.