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Cynthia M. Danel

Cynthia M. Danel

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Appeals, Insurance, Car Accidents

About Me

Attorney Cynthia Danel has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. She made the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers, from 2005-2015. Attorney Danel has also been honored on the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania from 2008-2015. In addition, she was included on the list of Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011-2015 and the list of Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh from 2009-2015.

She was voted for inclusion in the 2011-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on rigorous peer review, and was selected as their 2012 "Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year." Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Attorney Danel is a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, limited to fewer than 3,500 Fellows. Membership is by invitation only.

Attorney Danel has tried numerous cases to verdict before a jury and has tried numerous insurance arbitration cases in Allegheny County and counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. She has mediated and settled hundreds of cases, resulting in substantial recoveries for her clients. She has also successfully argued appellate (relating to appeals) cases before both the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.


Attorney Danel is a frequent lecturer for both local and state trial attorney organizations and has lectured on numerous topics including changes in the law on automobile insurance, demonstrative evidence, and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage issues. She also has traveled to local high schools to talk about driving dangers and injury prevention.

Community Involvement

Attorney Danel participates in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, and the Pennsylvania State University Career Counseling Panel.

She has also served as a judge participant in the Allegheny County High School Moot Court Competition, the University of Pittsburgh Moot Court Competition, and is a former chairperson of the High School Essay Contest run by the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1981

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Car Accidents: 10%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. Appeals: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Noah Paul Fardo

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Noah Fardo Medical Malpractice Attorney
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Contact Info

Edgar Snyder & Associates
600 Grant Street - US Steel Tower - 10th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


WVAuthorized to practice law199006/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Top 50 Attorneys in PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Female Attorneys in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Attorneys in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Attorneys in PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Female Attorneys in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Attorneys in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Outstanding Alumni AwardPennsylvania State University2004
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Named an Alumni FellowPennsylvania State UniversityN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEdgar Snyder & Associates1983 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
West Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMemberN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident's Club Member & Past PresidentN/A
Wage and Hour Defense Institute of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversitySpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pennsylvania State UniversitySpeech CommunicationMA - MastersN/A
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A