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I attended Gettysburg College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and 12th overall in my class in 1990 with dual degrees. In 1995, I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a Juris Doctorate.


I am currently the president of the Pennsylvanis Association of Justice, one of the most promient trial lawyer organizations in the United States with over 2,000 members. I am also a past-president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, which covers 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania. Additionally, I am an invited member of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and have been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, both of which are designations reserved for the top attorneys in their field. I am also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


I have significant experience in handling all types of personal injury claims, including those resulting from automobile accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, airplane accidents, construction site and industrial accidents, premises liability, and defective products. A sought after speaker in Pennsylvania on the topics of personal injury law, insurance law, trial presentation techniques, and trial strategy and tactics. Over the years, I have taught thousands of attorneys throughout Pennsylvania in legal seminars. My experience also includes numerous written articles that have been published in a variety of legal publications and I am frequently asked by leading lawyer educational companies to write materials for continuing legal education seminars.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    21 years
  2. Car Accident: 15%
    21 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 15%
    21 years
  4. Birth Injury: 10%
    21 years
  5. Brain Injury: 10%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Matzus Law LLC

310 Grant St., Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199504/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2014
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMatzus Law LLC2016 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of Law2009 - Present
LawyerGismondi & Associates2013 - 2016
PartnerRaizman Frischman Matzus & Rizza PC2008 - 2013
OwnerMatzus & Associates2006 - 2008
AttorneyMarcus & Mack2002 - 2006
AttorneyEvans, Portnoy & Quinn1999 - 2002
AttorneyGismondi & Associates1995 - 1999
Law ClerkGismondi & Associates1995 - 1995
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMember2008 - Present
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyFellow2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors1998 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticePresident2015 - 2016
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Urgent Care Center-Failure to diagnose heart attackSuccessful confidential settlement.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (WPTLA)Debunking the Myths of Tort ReformN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Gettysburg CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Gettysburg CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special Damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and Offsets, Self- Funded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW,Support Liens and more.2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAnalyzing the Bowmaster Decision2010
Liens & SubrogationLiens & Subrogation2010
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAdvanced Issues in Med Mal2009
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2009
Pennyslvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and Recovery of Special damages, Including Liens, Preclusions, and offsets, selffunded ERISA Plans, HMOs, Medicare, DPW, Support Liens. and more.2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation - Moderator, Federal Liens, New DPW Legislation2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - New DPW Regulations2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew Rules DPW Third Party Liability - Notice reqirements and negative elections-procedure. Ahlborn alloction procedures2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMed Mal - Medicare/Medicaid liens2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages including liens, preclusions and offsets2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages - Panel discussion2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew DPW Regulations2008
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation - Federal LiensNew DPW Rules on Liens2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeNew DPW Regulations2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Surogation and recovery of special damages, liens, preclusions and offsets.2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subro and recovery of special damages2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens & Subrogation2007
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation2006
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeAuto Law - Subrogation and recovery of special damages, preclusions, offsets.2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeTough Trial Issues2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law -Subrogation and recovery of special damages2006
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeTrial Skills2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAUTO INSURANCE LAW2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens2005
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAnnual Update for Civil Litigators2004
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens2004
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticePremises Liability2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens Subrogation & Joint Tortfeasor Releases2003
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2002
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2001
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeAuto Law Practice Tips2000
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeLiens, Subrogation & JT Tortfeasor Releases2000
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeHot Tips in Auto Law1999