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Eugene Richard Ogrodowski II

Personal injury Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

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also known as E. Richard Ogrodowski


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The son and grandson of coal miners from Washington County, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh attorney Rich Ogrodowski represents individuals and families in Pennsylvania and West Virginia in admiralty & maritime, railroad - FELA, oilfield and gas explosions, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and product liability lawsuits.

Rich grew up in Scenery Hill, Washington County, Pennsylvania. From the time he was a fifth grader until he went to college, he helped his mother clean offices in nearby Washington, Pennsylvania, including those of law firms. He helped make his way through college with part time work as a warehouseman — unloading tractor trailers and sweeping floors. Rich’s father was a coal miner for Beth Energy at the Mariana Mine until it caught fire and closed in the late 1980s, when he became an electrician. His maternal grandfather and his three great uncles spent their entire worklives at the Mariana Mine. Rich’s grandfather contracted black lung disease working there. At one point, Rich recalls having eight relatives working the mine. His paternal grandfather worked in a mill in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, which produced steel for bridges.

As a father and husband, I know the preciousness of life. As the son and grandson of former coal miners in Washington County, Pennsylvania, I know the danger encountered everyday when a loved one leaves the house. When I first started practicing law, I mainly defended companies in personal injury lawsuits. But, my practice now focuses on representing individuals when they have been hurt or they have lost a loved one. That focus includes serious personal injury and wrongful death, admiralty & maritime, railroad - FELA, oilfield and gas explosions, motorcylce and car accidents, and product liability lawsuits.

Licensed for 21 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 02/01/2023
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/04/2022

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Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, L.L.C.
247 Fort Pitt Blvd Fl 5
Goldsmith & Ogrodowski Llc
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-1510

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Posted by Maureen | March 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Product Liability Case
Our family hired Rich Ogrodowski to represent us for a product liability case. Upon meeting Rich we were impressed with his calm personality. We never felt pressured during any part of the process. Rich was a great communicator, patiently explaining the legal process. He frequently communicated via phone, text, and email as the case proceeded. He was thorough with his investigation and consulted capable and knowledgable expert witnesses. Rich reviewed the deposition process and when the time arrived, we felt well-prepared for our depositions and for mediation. During my deposition I truly saw Rich’s patient, honest character compared to that of the opposing counsel. We also appreciated that Rich did not spend money unnecessarily, choosing to delay out of state travel until the final stage of the case. Fortunately, out of town travel never needed to occur, saving our family costs at the settlement. Rich treated our father and all family members involved with respect and patience. Rich is a knowledgeable attorney who is honest and has integrity.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Goldsmith & Ogrodowski, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Blumling & Gusky, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Burns, White & Hickton, LLC
  • 2001 - 2005

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Admiralty Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Proctor Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Pennsylvania)
  • Third Vice President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • The Advocate (WPTLA)
  • Snap Removal and the Erosion of the Forum Defendant Rule
  • 2019
  • The Advocate (WPTLA)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Plaintiff-Friendly Causation Standard for Railroad and Maritime Worker Injury Claims
  • 2012
  • The Advocate (WPTLA)
  • An Attack on the Standard of Causation in FELA Cases
  • 2011
  • The Advocate (WPTLA)
  • The Discoverability of Written Witness Statements in Pennsylvania State Versus Federal Court Litigation
  • 2009
  • Marine News Magazine
  • Law Firm Billing on Trial
  • 2009
  • Trials and Tribulation Newsletter (DRI, Defense Research Institute)
  • When and How to Take a Written Statement
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Mechanics of Taking a Witness Statement (and Whether the Statement Is Discoverable)
  • The Mechanics of Taking a Witness Statement (and Whether the Statement Is Discoverable)
  • 2017
  • Social Media in Employment & Personal Injury Litigation
  • Social Media in Employment & Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2013
  • The Role of e-Mediation in Resolving ESI Disputes in Federal Court
  • The Role of e-Mediation in Resolving ESI Disputes in Federal Court
  • 2012
  • E-Discovery: Can You Ever Afford It In Small Cases?
  • E-Discovery: Can You Ever Afford It In Small Cases?
  • 2011
  • Answering the Most Current and the Most Common E-Discovery Questions
  • Answering the Most Current and the Most Common E-Discovery Questions
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is exceedingly knowledgeable about both procedural and substantive law. He is thoughtful, thorough, and diligent. In sum, he is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rich is passionate about his work. Always exceedingly thorough and well-prepared. If Rich is your lawyer, you're in good hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Pittsburgh Personal injury Lawyer Eugene Richard Ogrodowski II
Eugene Richard Ogrodowski II
Personal injury Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 21 years