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Dennis B. Rafferty is a founding partner at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and school law.



Mr. Rafferty has 35 years of experience in state and federal courts and is a member of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.



Mr. Rafferty received his B.A. with high honors from St. Vincent College in 1971 and his J.D. with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1974.


Mr. Rafferty has been the Solicitor for the Ligonier Valley School District for over 30 years and has been Solicitor for the School District of the City of Jeannette for over 10 years.



Mr. Rafferty has been continuously involved in the practice of law throughout the past 35 years and has participated in numerous important trials in both civil and criminal courts. Mr. Rafferty has also successfully handled substantial appeals through the PA appellate court.



Mr. Rafferty is rated as a preeminent lawyer by Martindale Hubbell the oldest attorney rating service in the United States, receiving a 5.0 rating out of a possible 5 point scale. Mr. Rafferty has maintained this rating for over 25 years. Additionally, Mr. Rafferty has been evaluated as meeting very high criteria of general ethical standards. These ratings and evaluations are based on both client and peer review criteria.


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Practice Areas


  1. Education: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



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Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • John W. McTiernan

    I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is an excellent injury attorney. He is both an asset to his clients and the legal community.


    John McTiernan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James A. Horchak

    Dennis is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to his clients and the legal profession.


    James Horchak Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Quatrini Rafferty PC

550 E Pittsburgh St
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Quatrini Rafferty PC

816 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA, 15650

Quatrini Rafferty PC

941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pennsylvania Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Order of the CoifUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law1974
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerQuatriniRafferty1980 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Westmoreland Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Latrobe JayceesN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Freed v. Beech Construction, Inc.The case was settled in favor of my client.
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Publication NameTitleDate
University of Pittsburgh Law ReviewOutside Director's Dilemma1974
University of Pittsburgh Law ReviewLandlord's District1973
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Saint Vincent CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Legal CheckupExpunging Criminal Records2013