I am and have always been fasinated by medicine and science. I was a Navy and then Marine corpsman. After the service I became a respiratory therapist in a teaching hospital in Pittsburgh. The time I spent as a therapist introduced me to many needlesss victims of careless or improper care. This was the sole reason I became a lawyer. I have devoted myself to that discipline ever since.
I was the founding partner of the law firm of Meyers Kenrick Giuffre Evans & Schwarzwaelder. I am honored to have been recognized as one of the 100 top lawyers in Pennsylvania by The American Trial Lawyers Association and, based upon the independent research of Washington Law & Politics, recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice. I established one of the most extensive medical libraries privately owned by a law firm. The library contains not only the leading current authoritative medical texts and clinics but prior editions of such texts so that the standard of practice at the time the malpractice occurred can be established.
I have obtained tens of millions in awards for my clients over the years to help them deal with the enormous economic challenges they have faced because of carelessness by doctors hospital and other health care providers.
United Way of Allegheny County, Alex de Toucqueville Society and ten-year sponsorship of the Hartwood Show Jumping Festival for benefit of the Parental Stress Center; Race to Any Place, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2005, 2006); major donor Neighborhood Legal Services – Equal Justice Under the Law Campaign and Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign.