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Michael Werner has years of experience helping clients navigate the confusing legal landscape of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  His clients are constantly impressed by his ability to clearly communicate their options when faced with difficult choices.


When a client comes to Michael for help, it is usually because they don’t know how to solve a problem.  Michael explains the rules, regulations and laws to help them on their way.  Sometimes this requires continued hand holding and sometimes it does not.


Michael takes great pride in his work and looks forward to helping you with any legal challenge you face.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    15 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    15 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    15 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    15 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($250-300/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Michael Vincent Quatrini

    As an attorney myself, I was very pleased with Attorney Werner's work on my real estate assessment appeal. I will certainly recommend him to any of my family or friends.


    Michael Quatrini Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David M. Manes

    I endorse this lawyer.


    David Manes Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

ZunderWerner, LLP

1301 Grandview Avenue
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15211-4204


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wechsler Leadership InstituteUnited Jewish Federation2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Participating AttorneyHyatt Legal Plans2007 - Present
PartnerZunderWerner, LLP2006 - Present
ArbitratorAllegheny County's Special Landlord/Tenant Arbitration Panel2005 - Present
AttorneyAARP Legal Services Network By GE2004 - 2008
AssociateAbernethy, Auld & Young, P.C.2000 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arbitrator on Allegheny County's Special Landlord/Tenant Arbitration PanelArbitrator2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
BNI, Pittsburgh City ChapterMember2007 - 2010
JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, Camp CommitteeMember2005 - 2010
UJF Lunch and Learn SeriesChair2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hundreds of Alleghney County Assessment AppealsLowered Property Taxes
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Publication nameTitleDate
SMC Business Councils Government NewsA Primer on Alleghney County Property Assessment Appeals2010
Lost in Law?Designation of a Standby Guardian (The piece missing from most Estate Plans)2004
Lost in Law?Planning Your Exit From Your Business2004
Lost in Law?Plan Your Estate So The State Doesn't Plan For You2004
Lost in Law?Not Everyone Needs A Will2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of VermontBiology and GeologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Introduction to Estate PlanningEstate Planning2015
Introduction to Estate PlanningEstate Planning2015
Planning for RetirementEstate Planning for Retirement2014
Introduction to Estate PlanningEstate Planning2014
Association of Municipal and School SolicitorsAllegheny County Reassessment: Preparing Your Case2012
Stock Shoppers2012 Allegheny County Reassessment2011
Peters Township Howard Hanna2012 Allegheny County Reassessment2011
Introduction to Estate PlanningEstate Planning2011
Explaining Allegheny County Assessment AppealsAllegheny County Assessment Appeals2011
Coldwell Banker Real Estate South Hills Office2012 Allegheny County Reassessment2011
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Commercial Division2012 Allegheny County Reassessment2011
Bedford County Taxpayers AssociationBedford County Property Assessments2011
Alleghney County Bar Association Real Property Section2012 Allegheny County Reassessment2011
How an Assessment Appeal can impact the sale or purchase of real estateProperty Assessment Appeals2010
Appealing your Bedford County Property Assessment to the Court of Common PleasProperty Assessment Appeals2010
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2007
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2006
Howard Hanna Seniors SeminarEstate Planning for Seniors2005
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2005
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2004
Estate Planning 101Estate Planning2003