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Deborah Maliver

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Dr. Deborah Maliver is a third generation doctor.  Dr. Maliver's parents and grandparents were physicians and, as a child growing up, she recalls discussing medicine often around the dinner table.  With a strong desire to keep up the family tradition, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BS in biology and attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

Dr. Maliver has extensive experience in caring for adult patients with illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.  One of her career goals as a physician was to screen for preventable diseases such as breast and colon cancer. She also started a small solo practice in Indiana, PA, where she cared for patients in her office as well as the hospital and Intensive Care Unit.   It is this real-life experience that caused Dr. Maliver to notice the errors being made in patient care.  She realized that the medical field had no way of policing itself. 

It was at this point in her life that she discovered there was a need for qualified medical malpractice attorneys.  After completing her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she joined Christine Biancheria to form a small medical malpractice law firm in Pittsburgh .  She believes a small law firm can provide the type of individual attention and care that clients deserve when they have become the victim of medical malpractice.

Because of her extensive medical expertise, Dr. Maliver understands the treatments and diseases people are talking about when they call her.  She personally overseas every case and does not rely on a third-party explanation.  Dr. Maliver was once a part of the healthcare system, and she knows exactly what questions to ask and where to look for answers.

As a physician, Dr. Maliver does not take suing a doctor lightly.  However, she believes all doctors have a duty to do their very best for patients and their families.   When a doctor makes a mistake, it is her job to ensure her clients get a full financial recovery.  Money cannot fix the injury or bring someone back, but it can compensate people for medical bills, lost work, pain and suffering, loss of head of household by children, and the loss of your quality of life.  

"If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, please call us today.  Although we are very selective, I give the same amount of attention to every person that calls or emails me.  We are licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia .  If you cannot come to us, we will be happy to come to you."    ---- Deborah Maliver, MD , Esq.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 100%



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  • Brendan Barrett Lupetin

    I endorse this lawyer. Genius trial lawyer that gets "impossible" results for her clients. She is a doctor of medicine (literally) and a surgeon in the courtroom. Top notch...I've learned so much from her.


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  • Noah Paul Fardo

    I endorse this lawyer. Deb has a reputation of being not only one of the smartest medical malpractice attorneys in the community, but also one of the most effective and passionate lawyers. She cares about her clients and not just the cases.


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Contact info

Biancheria & Maliver P.C.

401 Wood Street
Suite 1600
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Biancheria & Maliver, PC

1001 State Street, Suite 1400
Erie, PA, 16501



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Lawyers in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 50 Women Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarsPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBiancheria & Maliver, PC1995 - Present
OwnerPrivate Practice, Internal Medicine1985 - 1992
Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, ResidentNew York Hospital1982 - 1985
Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, InternNew York Hospital1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)Board of Governors2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeBoard of Governors2013 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Women's Bar Association of Western PennsylvaniaN/A2012 - Present
Alpha Omege AlphaN/AN/A
American Medical AssociationN/AN/A
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyN/AN/A
American College of Legal MedicineFellowN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
West Virginia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Laura Thomas and Bryan Thomas, her husband, Plaintiffs, vs. Michael Abdul-Malak and United States of America, DefendantsPlaintiff Verdict $1,728,314.33
Bliley vs. Hoppe et al.Plaintiff Verdict of $3,549,000 in addition to $500,000 agreed to pay by Dr. McGovern
Ronald Yuhas and Judith Yuhas, his wife, vs. Sandeep Sahota, UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Health System, and V. Edgardo ReyesVerdict against Sandeep Sahota, M.D. and UPMC McKeesport in the amount of $780,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Pittsburgh Law ReviewOut of the Fryeing Pan and into Daubert1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of North Carolina, GreensboroBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Convention of PHIMAElectronic Medical Records2013
Bench BarElectronic Medical Records2013
Ohio Association for Justice ConventionElectronic Medical Records2012
Medical MalpracticeDifferential Diagnosis2012
Full day Med MalElectronic Medical Records and Medical Malpractice Litigation2012
Full Day Med MalHandling the Cancer Case2012
Full Day Med MalElectronic Medical Records2011