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Joyce Novotny-Prettiman is an associate at the firm. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Westmoreland, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court.



Ms. Novotny-Prettiman earned her B.A. in 1997 from Seton Hill College (summa cum laude) and her law degree from Duquesne University in 2000.


Ms. Novotny-Prettiman has a unique legal background. She was a legal secretary before obtaining her paralegal certification from St. Vincent College in 1989, and she worked in the capacity of legal assistant until her admission into law school.


While attending law school, Ms. Novotny-Prettiman worked as a law clerk at QuatriniRaffertyGalloway.



Ms. Novotny-Prettiman began practicing with the firm after her admission to the practice of law and is currently active in the areas of plaintiff personal injury litigation, school law, and general civil litigation.



A lifelong resident of Unity Township, Ms. Novotny-Prettiman currently resides in the Latrobe-Greensburg area with her husband, Daniel.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Education: 15%
  3. Litigation: 10%



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Quatrini Rafferty PC

550 E Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Quatrini Rafferty PC

941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Quatrini Rafferty, PC

816 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA, 15650



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Summa Cum LaudeSeton Hill College1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SolicitorJeannette City School District2001 - Present
AssociateQuatriniRafferty2000 - 2014
Law ClerkQuatrini Rafferty1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationMembership Committee2014 - Present
Westmoreland County Academy of Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Ned J. Nakles American Inn of CourtBoard of Directors2011 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyers Assistance CommitteeChair2010 - Present
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PennsylvaniaAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States Disctict Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaMember2004 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession CommissionMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaActive Status2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMember2001 - Present
Ned J. Nakles American Inn of CourtMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationAlternate Dispute Resolution Committee Member2000 - Present
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationCivil Litigation Committee Member2000 - Present
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Santorella v. Donegal Mutual InsuranceThe medical bills of our client were made part of the claim against the at-fault driver.
Giovannagelo v. MervaJury Verdict in Favor of Plaintff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateWhere Do You Draw the Line on Distracted Driving?2012
Legal Update of Quatrini RaffertyCoverage Tragedies: Prevent This From Happening to You2012
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdatePlease Release Me . . . .2011
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateMaking Sense of Your Auto Policy2010
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdatePersonal Injury Cases: Picking Up the Pieces2009
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateAuto Insurance: Are You at Risk in these Economic Times?2009
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateLimited Tort -- Never a Good Choice!!2008
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateLimited Tort Myths2007
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateWhy is My Auto Insurance Paying My Medical Bills?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Seton Hill CollegeBusiness ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Why Every Vote MattersLaw Day2014
PSBA Spring Legal Round-UpRecent Developments in School Law2014
Bench/Bar Conference of the Westmoreland Bar AssociationMy Cousin Vinny Continuing Legal Ed as moderated by the Westmoreland Trial Academy2014
Westmoreland County Bar Association Bench/BarHot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?2013
Realizing the DreamLaw Day2013
Group PresentationApologies in the Malpractice Realm2013