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About Me

I represent people who were injured as a result of the carelessness hospitals doctors and manufacturers throughout all of Western Pennsylvania. Our office has physician who works for my firm on a full time basis. My client have obtained six and seven figure payments as result of both settlements and jury trial verdicts.


Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%



Contingent (40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Andrew J. Kennedy

    I worked closely with Paul on a complex medical malpractice matter involving serious injuries. He is sharp and passionate about his clients. I am happy to endorse him..


    Andrew Kennedy Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Bartimus

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Bartimus Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Berger & Lagnese Llc
310 Grant St Ste 720
Pittsburgh, PA, 152192200



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
FellowAllegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBerger & Lagnese1997 - Present
PartnerReynolds & Lagnese1996 - 1997
AssociatePicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.1990 - 1996
AssociateTucker Arensberg, PC1988 - 1990
N/ACommonwealth Court of Pennsylvania1987 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCounsel1995 - 1997
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Rettger v. UPMC Shadyside$2,500,000 verdict in favor of Plaintiff
Anderson v. UPMC$660,600 verdict
Chichy v. Indiana Hospital$6,000,000 verdict
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Publication NameTitleDate
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteFetal Distress Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy2010
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteMedical Malpractice During Childbirth2010
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteVBAC, Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Lafayette CollegeN/AN/A1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Issues in Medical MalpracticeRecent Cases2009
Medical Malpractice UpdateRecent Medical Malpractice Cases2007