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Erin Kelly Rudert

Personal injury Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    65%
    Plaintiff's-only personal injury litigation in all types of claims - motor vehicle, motorcycle, tractor trailer, slip/trip and fall, premises liability, code violations, dog bites, federal tort claims, dangerous roadways, etc.

    20 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Brain injury
    25%
    Plaintiffs-only representation for individuals suffering from a brain injury as a result of any type of injury incident, whether it be a car collision, a fall, or some other scenario.

    20 years, 200 cases

  3. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Plaintiff's-only representation for individuals injured by animal attacks or animal incidents.

    20 years, 50 cases

  4. Insurance
    5%
    Plaintiff's-only insurance litigation focusing on coverage issues, questions of state law and public policy, contract disputes

    20 years, 50 cases

Attorney Erin Rudert was selected for inclusion in 2010-2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars, an honor awarded to the best up-and-coming attorneys. From 2014 through 2019, she has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers.  She has also been named as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  She has been invited to speak multiple times for state-wide continuing education seminars with the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and has served as a panel member and expert advisor in case clinic seminars, where other attorneys seek advice about how to handle a particular case.  She is currently the Treasurer of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Governors for over 7 years.  She is also the Editor of The Advocate, the quarterly publication for trial lawyers in Western Pennsylvania.

Education and Licensing

She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude, Order of the Coif (awarded to the top 10 percent of a graduating class) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she received the Outstanding Community Service Award and was the Articles Editor of Pittsburgh Tax Review. Attorney Rudert received her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Ohio Northern University. She is fluent in Spanish.

Attorney Rudert is licensed to practice in all Pennsylvania State Courts, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professional Honors and Memberships

  • Selected for inclusion in 2010-2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars®

  • Selected for inclusion in 2014-2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, Board of Governors, Scholarship Committee, and Editor of "The Advocate" quarterly newsletter

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • American Association for Justice

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Presentations

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Fundamentals of Civil Practice and Procedure

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Pennsylvania Bar Institute - Tips and Strategies for Handling Auto Accident Cases
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Annual Auto Law Seminar

Community Involvement

Attorney Rudert is a law student mentor for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is a participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and in the President's Challenge 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers. Attorney Rudert is also a member of the Pittsburgh Piranhas hockey team. Attorney Rudert was born in Greenville, PA and was raised in Erie. She now lives in the Pittsburgh area.

 

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Location

Ainsman Levine, LLC
310 Grant Street, Suite 1500
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Sean | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Erin was amazing. This was my first ever time I needed a lawyer and she help me thru everything. She explained everything as it was going on. Also if I had a question she would get back to me very fast with the answers
Posted by Lauren | February 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I had the opportunity to be consulted by Erin and I was immediately blown away by not only her level of expertise but her level of empathy as well. It was very clear to me that she cares about people and was truly listening when I spoke. She was very confident and I was impressed by her magnitude of knowledge and experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Erin Rudert. It is extremely difficult to find a good, trustworthy attorney and she is the real deal.
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Response from Erin Rudert February 20, 2019
Thank you, Lauren. I wish you the best in everything and hope you found our communications to be helpful.
Posted by Maria | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Once Erin Took Charge It Happened
Attorney Erin Rudert was amazing. Once she was handed the case, after almost 16 months of this case being in the hands of another attorney, she closed the case successfully, professionally and compassionately. Attorney Rudert negotiated my case to my benefit. I could not be more please with Erin.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Caring
Erin handled my personal injury case with excellence. She was highly recommended to me, and I am thankful that we found her. Erin is compassionate and experienced. She communicated with us every step of the way. She is an exceptional attorney.
Posted by James Nickel | August 31, 2009
One of the Best Lawyers In Pittsburgh Soon To Be Pennsylania Super Lawyer
I obtained counsel from Edgar Snyder & Associates, and Attorney Rudert was assigned to my case. I am glad that she was assigned to my case. She certainly is a great Attorney in my opinion, and will yield results. I would strongly recommend Attorney Rudert to anybody seeking experienced competent and results oriented counsel in any personal injury or civil litigation matter.
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Posted by Malissa | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quit due to low settlement possibility and our expectation of the service provided and even polite communication.
Erin, and the website at large, offered an aggressive approach. After almost a year, I called her out on her approach. The response was laughable-she claimed she did things that we took care of ourselves. I communicated with clear questions, but did not receive clear answers. She released my case after I requested the promised aggressive effort and basic business appropriate communication, not reponses that were vague, rambling, and avoided the questions. I was told we expected too much.
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Response from Erin Rudert December 8, 2018
I am very sorry that you feel we disappointed you. I went to great lengths to try to satisfy your requests for information, including responding to emails on evenings and weekends to provide the fastest responses possible. You’re aware your case had many issues, and the withdrawal of representation had nothing to do with the merits of the case. This was communicated to you in writing twice. I withdrew because of your expressed dissatisfaction with the work being performed, even though I had advanced your case to the point where we were waiting for a response from the insurance carrier to a demand package. As I explained numerous times, one of the most important things in an attorney-client relationship is that the client trust the attorney so the client believes the actions being taken are correct. If a client expresses distrust in an attorney’s skill or approach, the relationship is not sustainable. The best case in the world can crumble if the client doesn’t trust her attorney. I certainly do not believe the work performed for you was in any way deficient, and the expertise my firm beought to the case is what got it beyond the initial phase where on paper it appeared completely lost.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ainsman Levine, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney at Law
  • Edgar Snyder & Associates
  • 2004 - 2014

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Bachelor
  • N/A

Associations

  • The Advocate, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Editor
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors, Scholarship Committee
  • N/A
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Tips and Strategies for Handling Auto Accident Cases
  • N/A
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Fundamentals of Civil Practice and Procedure
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (16)
Endorse Erin
Brain injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erin. She has always been zealous in representing her clients. Very well respected for her experience and devotion to her practice."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin brings to her clients a wealth of experience in all types of personal injury matters. She is passionate about her clients' rights and securing them compensation. I frequently turn to Erin when I have questions about the snags and snarls of litigation, and she always is ready with an answer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Erin for 8 years and I can say without any hesitation that she is one of the most impressive attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. The law is complex and ever-changing, and therefore it is naturally challenging to maintain a current knowledge base as to any practice area. Even so, if I ever have a question about personal injury litigation or insurance law, Erin is the person I go to because she will know the answer. She's reliable, empathetic and incredibly sharp."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a very experienced and intelligent lawyer. Her commitment to her clients and the practice of law is inspiring."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a wickedly smart and committed lawyer who pretty much always gets amazing results for her clients. She works tremendously hard for everyone she represents and makes sure her clients get the best outcomes possible. There is no doubt she will be one of the top lawyers in the area for years to come. I highly recommend Erin to be your lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is truly an exceptional attorney. She advocates for her clients. She will not stop until her clients are satisfied with the outcome of her representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Erin is one of the truly great injury attorneys in Pennsylvania. She cares deeply about her clients, and she is passionate about pursuing their cases. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with her."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Erin Rudert. She is an outstanding attorney who will go out of her way to make sure that her clients needs are met. She is compassionate and puts her clients first."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Rudert is an excellent advocate and a very skilled civil litigator. Her awards include Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (a very prestigious group of trial lawyers who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements). She is extremely dedicated to her clients and aggressively pursues their interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Erin Rudert. She is a strong advocate and cares deeply for her clients. Erin provides her clients with experienced and high quality advice and counsel. I recommend Erin for all of your legal matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When it comes to knowledge and experience in auto accident cases Erin is one of the best out there. We worked together on an auto case and her level of professionalism and knowledge was vital during every step of the representation. I would highly recommend Erin for any of her areas of legal expertise."
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