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A partner at Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan & Coleman, I earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College and a law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.   


I was named Workers' Compensation Man of the Year in 1992 by the Allegheny County Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section for my work in helping injured workers.  I also received two awards from the Association for Continuing Legal Education for Professional Excellence and Outstanding Achievement. In addition, I have been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America (1997 to present) and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004 to present).  I served as the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association from 1990 to 1991 and Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 2005 to 2006.  I am a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. 


I concentrate my practice on Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Admiralty.   I am a Martindale Hubbell peer-rated AV Preeminent for very high ethical standards, legal ability and professional excellence.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
  2. Workers Compensation: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
  4. Maritime: 10%



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Caroselli Beachler McTiernan & Coleman, LLC

20 Stanwix Street
Seventh Floor
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-4802

Caroselli Beachler McTiernan & Coleman, LLC

1500 Walnut Street
Suite 507
Philadelphia, PA, 19102



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Lead Counsel Workers' CompensationLead Counsel2015
Lead Counsel Personal InjuryLead Counsel2015
Lead Counsel Medical MalpracticeLead Counsel2015
Top 100 Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top 50 Lawyers in PittsburghSuper Lawyers2011
Irvin Stander Memorial Award for ProfessionalismPennsylvania Bar Association2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2002
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2001
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2000
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1999
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1998
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1997
Workers' Compensation Man of the YearAllegheny County Bar Association1992
Award for Outstanding AchievementAssociation for Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Award for Professional ExcellenceAssociation for Continuing Legal EducationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCaroselli Beachler McTiernan & Conboy, LLC1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law SectionChairperson2005 - 2006
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1999 - Present
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMember1997 - Present
PA Workers' Compensation Rules CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionChairperson1990 - 1991
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMember1990 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember1990 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
PA Workers' Compensation Rules CommitteeChairN/A
Kids' Chance of PennsylvaniaBoard MemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Saint Vincent CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Frequent Lecturer on Various IssuesIncluding Workers' Compensation and Personal InjuryN/A