Robert V. Racunas, Esq.
Robert V. Racunas has served NLS as Executive Director for 40 years. As Executive Director, Racunas is responsible for the overall management of NLS.
Bob attended the University of Pittsburgh on athletic and Senatorial scholarships. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University School of Law as an Owens Fellow.
Racunas joined NLS after graduation as a staff attorney as was named the Managing Attorney for the McKeesport and Clairton offices. In 1976 he became the program Deputy Director responsible for Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence, counties. The NLS Board of Directors appointed him as Executive Director in July 1980.
Racunas has been involved in many community and legal activities. He was Chair of his local Zoning and Appeals Board for thirteen years. He has served as Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Federal Court Section, as a member of its Board of Governors, and as President of the more than 6,000 member bar association.
Bob has also been a member of the House of Delegates of both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association. His awards include the University of Pittsburgh Letterman of Distinction, a Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award, the 2006 University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni of the Year Award, and a recipient of a University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Medallion.