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Goodrich and Geist

3634 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    4 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 33%
    4 years
  3. Car Accident: 33%
    4 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Best LawyersPittsburgh Magazine2007
Top 100 Attorneys in PAPhiladelphia Magazine2007
50 Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in American2006
Best LawyersPittsburgh Magazine2006
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2006
50 Best LawyersThe Best Lawyers in America2005
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2005
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2004
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2003
Product Liability Moot CourtDuquesne University1979
Trial Moot Court FinalistDuquesne University1979
Member Appellate Moot Court BoardDuquesne University1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoodrich & Geist, P.C.2012 - Present
PartnerGoodrich & Goodrich2006 - 2012
PartnerGoodrich, Goodrich & Lazzara, P.C.2000 - 2005
PartnerGoodrich & Goodrich, P.C.1995 - 1999
PartnerGoodrich, Micale, Search & Goodrich, P.C.1990 - 1995
PartnerLaw Offices of Willam F. Goodrich1988 - 1990
PartnerDixon & Goodrich1984 - 1988
AssociateWilliam B. Dixon, P.C.1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2000 - Present
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMember1991 - Present
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny CountyCompulsory Arbitration Committee Liason1990 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1986 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Federal District of Western PennsylvaniaMember1979 - Present
Profitable Personal Injury PracticeSpeaker2007 - 2007
Allegheny County Bar AssociationGovernor of the Board of Governors2006 - 2012
Patient Safety Advisory Board of PennsylvaniaMember2004 - 2009
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationElected President1996 - 1997
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationConvention Chairman1994 - 1994
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1994 - 1995
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationElected Secretary1993 - 1994
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident Elect1993 - 1994
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationFund Development Chairman1992 - 1993
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President1992 - 1993
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBudget Committee Chairman1992 - 1993
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationElected Treasurer1992 - 1993
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer1991 - 1992
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationElected Parliamentarian1991 - 1992
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationAppointed Chairman of Statewide Membership Committee1990 - 1992
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationSeminar Lecturer1990 - 1990
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny CountySpecial Master1989 - 1990
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationConvention Committee1989 - 1990
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationNominating Committee1988 - 1990
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1988 - 1988
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationElected Board of Governors1988 - 1991
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1988 - 1988
Political Action CommitteeTrustee1979 - 1979
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMember1979 - 1979
American Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1979
United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaArbitration Panel1979 - 1979
Triple AAA Arbitration BoardN/A1979 - 1979
Workers' Compensation Practitioners AssociationMember1979 - 1979
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1979 - 1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Duquesne UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974