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I am and have always been fasinated by medicine and science.  I was a Navy and then Marine corpsman.  After the service I became a respiratory therapist in a teaching hospital in Pittsburgh.  The time I spent as a therapist introduced me to many needlesss victims of careless or improper care.  This was the sole reason I became a lawyer.  I have devoted myself to that discipline ever since. 


I was the founding partner of the law firm of Meyers Kenrick Giuffre Evans & Schwarzwaelder. I am honored to have been recognized as one of the 100 top lawyers in Pennsylvania by The American Trial Lawyers Association and, based upon the independent research of Washington Law & Politics, recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice. I established one of the most extensive medical libraries privately owned by a law firm. The library contains not only the leading current authoritative medical texts and clinics but prior editions of such texts so that the standard of practice at the time the malpractice occurred can be established.


I have obtained tens of millions in awards for my clients over the years to help them deal with the enormous economic challenges they have faced because of carelessness by doctors hospital and other health care providers.


Charitable Involvement
United Way of Allegheny County, Alex de Toucqueville Society and ten-year sponsorship of the Hartwood Show Jumping Festival for benefit of the Parental Stress Center; Race to Any Place, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (2005, 2006); major donor Neighborhood Legal Services – Equal Justice Under the Law Campaign and Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 100%



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Brendan Barrett Lupetin

    It has been my insanely good fortune to have the opportunity to work along side Jerry. His forensic knowledge of medicine and its application to medical malpractice lawsuits is unparalleled. But he is not just a great legal mind, Jerry truly cares, deeply, for the injured patients he represents. Jerry's heart for his clients combined with his mind for medicine make for a truly fantastic lawyer and person whom I am lucky to practice with and learn from.


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  • David Joel Shrager

    I endorse this lawyer. He is at the top of his field.


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Contact info

Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, LLC

707 Grant Street
Suite 3200 Gulf Tower
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


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Medical Malpractice-Pennsylvania Super LawyersPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
op 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2011American Trial Lawyerrs Association2011
top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2010the American Trial Lawyers Association2010
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2009the American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2009Best Lawyers in America2009
Recognized for Medical MalpracticePennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
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Recognized for Medical MalpracticePennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
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Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2009Best Lawyers in America2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania 2008the American Trial Lawyers Association2008
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Recognized for Medical MalpracticePennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
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Recognized for Medical MalpracticePennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
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National Registry of Who’s WhoLife MemberN/A
RecognizedWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMeyers Giuffre Evans & Schwarzwaelder LLC2004 - Present
partnerMeyers,Rosen,Louik & Perry1975 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum1977 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny CountyMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1990 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
mayhue v. tyrone Hospital et almarch 2006 a $4,000,000 verdict awarded Plaintiff
confidential$6.7 million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Amer J Clin Path, Pathology Patterns ReviewsThe Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney in Dissembling The Art of Medicine As it Relates to The Interpretation And Management of Cervical Smears2001
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterUnderstanding the Tumor Doubling Defense2001
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterEvaluation of a Brain Injury Case (after birth)2000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterEvaluation of the Anesthesia Case — Failure to Maintain a Patent Airway2000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterEvaluating the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Case2000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterEvaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part II2000
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association NewsletterEvaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part 11999
The Barrister, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Semantics of Crisis1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Current Topics in Medical MalpracticeThe Plaintiff’s Perspective on the Investigation and Management of Cervical Cancer Cases2008
“Medical Malpractice Seminar "Discovery Strategies2006
Papanicolaou Society of CytopathologyThe Pap Smear Case — A Plaintiff’s Perspective2005
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteThe Nuts and Bolts of Medical Malpractice Cases2001
Pennsylvania Bar InstitutePreparing and Trying a Medical Malpractice Case1996
Anatomy & Medicine for the Trial LawyerAnatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer-Panelist1988
Unknown Speaking EngagementAnatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer1986
Geisinger Medical CenterMedical Legal aspects of Radiation Therapy - What the Technologists Need to Know1985
Centralized Hospital ServiceMedical-Legal Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia1982
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineTeaching Rounds1981
Centralized Hospital ServiceCurrent Topics in Respiratory Care1981