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Joyce Novotny-Prettiman

Car accident Attorney at Greensburg, PA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joyce

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Joyce Novotny-Prettiman is an associate at the firm. She is a member of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.  She is a member of the Westmoreland, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court where she is currently serving as President of the Inn.  Joyce also serves on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Bar Association and has been elected to the position of President-Elect.



Ms. Novotny-Prettiman earned her B.A. in 1997 from Seton Hill College (summa cum laude) and her law degree from Duquesne University in 2000.


Ms. Novotny-Prettiman has a unique legal background. She was a legal secretary before obtaining her paralegal certification from St. Vincent College in 1989, and she worked in the capacity of legal assistant until her admission into law school.


While attending law school, Ms. Novotny-Prettiman worked as a law clerk at QuatriniRaffertyGalloway.



Ms. Novotny-Prettiman began practicing with the firm after her admission to the practice of law and is currently active in the areas of plaintiff personal injury litigation, school law, and general civil litigation.



A lifelong resident of Unity Township, Ms. Novotny-Prettiman currently resides in the Latrobe-Greensburg area with her husband, Daniel.

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Quatrini Rafferty PC
550 E Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA, 15601
Quatrini Rafferty PC
941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Quatrini Rafferty, PC
816 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA, 15650
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2013
Joyce helped me through a very difficult time and I can't thank her enough. I was in a car accident and having her to fight with the insurance company to get a settlement for me was such a help. It was really hard to recover from the injuries, but having somone in my corner made things a lot easier.


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • QuatriniRafferty
  • 2000 - Present
  • Solicitor
  • Jeannette City School District
  • 2001 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Quatrini Rafferty
  • 1998 - 2000


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Seton Hill College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Santorella v. Donegal Mutual Insurance
  • The medical bills of our client were made part of the claim against the at-fault driver.
  • Giovannagelo v. Merva
  • Jury Verdict in Favor of Plaintff


  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2018 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2014 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyers Assistance Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Disctict Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Commission
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Active Status
  • 2001 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Committee Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Seton Hill College
  • 1997


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Speaking Engagements

  • Separation of Powers
  • Law Day
  • 2018
  • Unraveling UM and UIM Claims
  • Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • 2017
  • Why Every Vote Matters
  • Law Day
  • 2014
  • PSBA Spring Legal Round-Up
  • Recent Developments in School Law
  • 2014
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association Bench/Bar
  • Hot Coffee: Is Justice Being Served?
  • 2013
  • Realizing the Dream
  • Law Day
  • 2013
  • Group Presentation
  • Apologies in the Malpractice Realm
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Novotny-Prettiman has distinguished herself as an intelligent and articulate young lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart, intelligent, engaging with a great reputation to boot. Definitely one of the best personal injury attorneys in town."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joyce is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to her clients and the legal profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joyce is a strong advocate for her clients and is always willing to listen and address their concerns. She is also highly respected by her colleagues and members of the community. I highly recommend Joyce."
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