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Joshua L. Berger is a partner in the law firm of Berger & Lagnese, LLC.

Mr. Berger represents individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, industrial accidents, defective products, unsafe property, and other personal injury cases.

He has obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements in these cases.

Mr. Berger has worked on many cases involving the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma, endometrial cancer, and thyroid cancer.  He has also worked on many cases involving surgical mistakes, including hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, and spine surgery

Mr. Berger received a B.A. in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and a J.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 1986 where he was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce (1985-86) and Legal Writing Teaching Assistant.

He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.

Mr. Berger served as a Hearing Committee Member for The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2002-08).

Mr. Berger has the highest rating, AV, in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, from Martindale-Hubbell.

He is recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America"


Mr. Berger is board certified in medical malpractice attorney by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.



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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 95%
    6 years
  2. Car Accident: 5%
    6 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Beth M. Tibbott

    Attorney Berger and I were opposing counsel on a case where a man was injured in a fight at a bar. Attorney Berger handled the case for his client with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.


    Beth Tibbott DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Deborah Maliver

    I endorse this lawyer. Hard working, great litigator. An asset to our legal community.


    Deborah Maliver Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Berger & Lagnese

310 Grant Street Ste 720
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2200


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Professional Liability Attorneys2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
FellowAcademy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyReed Smi1986 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of JusticeMember1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lent vs. Uniontown HospitalConfidential Settlement
Shollito vs. St. Clair HospitalConfidential Settlement
Capo vs. St. Margarets HospitalConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Website Berger & LagneseGallbladder Surgery Malpractice2009
Website Berger & LagneseCompartment Syndromes2009
Website Berger & LagneseGastric Bypass Surgery2009
Website Berger & LagneseHernia Surgery2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2007
Medical MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2006