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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 31%
  2. Elder Law: 29%
    4 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    4 years
  4. Oil & Gas: 15%
    4 years



Hourly ($225-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Elizabeth Anne Smith

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Petrancosta is well-versed in the areas of Estate planning and administration, oil & gas rights, guardianships, just to name a few. She enjoys a good reputation in the legal community.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Skilled, smart, conscientious and compassionate.


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Contact info

Dorothy J. Petrancosta

209 West Diamond Street
Butler, PA, 16001


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDorothy J. Petrancosta Law Office2012 - Present
PartnerMontgomery Crissman Montgomery Kubit & Petrancosta1998 - 2011
AttorneyFulton Heck & Silbaugh1996 - 1998
Law ClerkButler County Court of Common Please1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Life MemberMember2011 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2011 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hick v. KubitPrevailed at trial and affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Duquesne Law ReviewCommonwealth v. Eisenhart1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)AccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationPennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act2015