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I represent people who were injured as a result of the carelessness hospitals doctors and manufacturers throughout all of Western Pennsylvania. Our office has physician who works for my firm on a full time basis. My client have obtained six and seven figure payments as result of both settlements and jury trial verdicts.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 60%
  2. Birth Injury: 20%
  3. Car Accident: 10%
  4. Defective Products: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%)

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  • David C. Zimmaro

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a talented trial lawyer with proven results.

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    David Zimmaro Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew J. Kennedy

    I worked closely with Paul on a complex medical malpractice matter involving serious injuries. He is sharp and passionate about his clients. I am happy to endorse him..

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    Andrew Kennedy Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Berger & Lagnese Llc
310 Grant St Ste 720
Pittsburgh, PA, 152192200

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer Pittsburgh Medical MalpracticeBest Lawyers in America2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
FellowAllegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerger & Lagnese1997 - Present
PartnerReynolds & Lagnese1996 - 1997
AssociatePicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.1990 - 1996
AssociateTucker Arensberg, PC1988 - 1990
N/ACommonwealth Court of Pennsylvania1987 - 1988
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionCounsel1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LeeperSettlement for $1,300,000
Anderson v. UPMC$660,600 verdict
Chichy v. Indiana Hospital$6,000,000 verdict
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteFetal Distress Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy2010
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteMedical Malpractice During Childbirth2010
Berger & Lagnese WebsiteVBAC, Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Lafayette CollegeN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Issues in Medical MalpracticeRecent Cases2009
Medical Malpractice UpdateRecent Medical Malpractice Cases2007