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Jason Eric Matzus

Jason Eric Matzus

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Birth Injury

About Me

I attended Gettysburg College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and 12th overall in my class in 1990 with dual degrees. In 1995, I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a Juris Doctorate.


I am a past-president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, which covers 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, I am an elected officer of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the largest professional organization for trial lawyers in Pennsylvania with approximately 3,000 members. Additionally, I am an invited member of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and have been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, both of which are designations reserved for the top attorneys in their field. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


I have significant experience in handling all types of personal injury claims, including those resulting from automobile accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, airplane accidents, construction site and industrial accidents, premises liability, and defective products. A sought after speaker in Pennsylvania on the topics of personal injury law, insurance law, trial presentation techniques, and trial strategy and tactics. Over the years, I have taught thousands of attorneys throughout Pennsylvania in legal seminars. My experience also includes numerous written articles that have been published in a variety of legal publications and I am frequently asked by leading lawyer educational companies to write materials for continuing legal education seminars.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Medical Malpractice: 40%
    20 years
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    20 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Well respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gismondi & Associates

310 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199508/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerGismondi & Associates2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Law2009 - Present
PartnerRaizman Frischman Matzus & Rizza PC2008 - Present
OwnerMatzus & Associates2006 - 2008
AttorneyMarcus & Mack2002 - 2006
AttorneyEvans, Portnoy & Quinn1999 - 2002
AttorneyGismondi & Associates1995 - 1999
Law ClerkGismondi & Associates1995 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyFellowN/A
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPast PresidentN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Advocate (WPTLA)Debunking the Myths of Tort ReformN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Gettysburg CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Gettysburg CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAnalyzing the Bowmaster Decision2010
Liens & SubrogationLiens & Subrogation2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAdvanced Issues in Med Mal2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennyslvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and offsets, selffunded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW, Support Liens. and more.2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation - Moderator, Federal Liens, New DPW Legislation2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - New DPW Regulations2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew Rules DPW Third Party Liability - Notice reqirements and negative elections-procedure. Ahlborn alloction procedures2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMed Mal - Medicare/Medicaid liens2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages including liens, preclusions and offsets2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages - Panel discussion2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew DPW Regulations2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation - Federal LiensNew DPW Rules on Liens2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew DPW Regulations2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Surogation and recovery of special damages, liens, preclusions and offsets.2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subro and recovery of special damages2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation2006
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages, preclusions, offsets.2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeTough Trial Issues2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law -Subrogation and recovery of special damages2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeTrial Skills2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAUTO INSURANCE LAW2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAnnual Update for Civil Litigators2004
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens2004
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticePremises Liability2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens Subrogation & Joint Tortfeasor Releases2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2002
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2001
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2000
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens, Subrogation & JT Tortfeasor Releases2000
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeHot Tips in Auto Law1999