...More... Mr. Smerconish is an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of THE BEASLEY FIRM and is a highly successful talk show host and television commentator. Mr. Smerconish was born in 1962 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He now resides in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1984 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lehigh University where he majored in both government and journalism. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is now a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Mr. Smerconish is a trial lawyer specializing in complex tort litigation. Mr. Smerconish maintains a busy, diverse legal practice in which he represents plaintiffs. His work is in various subject areas, including contracts, medical malpractice and products liability. In the past, he has represented the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in an action against a music group and record company responsible for publishing an FOP photograph on an album cover, the contents of which advocated the murder of police. Mr. Smerconish has been co-counsel for the City of Rome, Italy, in a legal action against the Barnes Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer's Association. Michael's radio work has included guests such as President George W. Bush, Senator Arlen Specter, attorney William Kunstler, the Honorable Edwin Meese and comedian Jackie Mason. Smerconish has himself been a guest on Rivera Live on CNBC and the cable program News Talk Television, and has provided election night commentary for various Philadelphia network affiliates. Mr. Smerconish previously served as the Regional Administrator and Federal Housing Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Philadelphia Region III, having been appointed by Secretary Jack Kemp on August 12, 1991. Mr. Smerconish served in this capacity until February 26, 1993. As HUD regional administrator, Mr. Smerconish oversaw the management and operations of all HUD activities in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia. This appointment capped several years of experience in political affairs.