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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 80%
    37 years
  2. Car Accident: 10%
    41 years
  3. Personal Injury: 9%
    41 years
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 1%



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Dattilo & Associates, P.C.

100 Ross Street
Suite 103
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2013


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedBar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys2010
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
ListedBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2009
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Member of the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
RecognizedThe Best Lawyers in America2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
LIstedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedThe Best Lawyers in America2007
RecognizedBest Trial Lawyers in America2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2004
ListedPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
FellowThe American College of Trial Lawyers1999
RecognizedBest Lawyers in America1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDattilo & Associates, P.C.2007 - Present
ShareholderHarrington, Schweers, Dattilo & McClelland, P.C.1991 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
The American College of Trial LawyersFellow1999 - Present
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.Member1984 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Fordham UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Trial of a Medical Malpractice CaseOpening Statement2009
Mon Valley Hospital Malpractice SeminarPlaintiff's Lawyer perspective2009
Indiana Hospital Medical Malpractice SeminarMalpractice from the Plaintiff' lawyers perspective2009
Beaver County Medical Malpractice SymposiumA Plaintiff Lawyers Perspective on Medical Malpractice2008
Allegheny County Medical Malpractice SymposiumA Plaintiff's Lawyer's Perspective on Medical Malpractice2008
Medical Malpractice UpdateCase law update2007