About the WPTLA…

The purpose for which the WPTLA and its western Pennsylvania predecessors were organized was to promote, improve and advance the common interest of all members in the causes of trial advocacy, trial by jury and in encouraging fellowship and understanding between the members of the bar and the members of the judiciary. WPTLA strives to be a voice for injured victims and to uphold and defend their rights under the American legal system, including trial by jury.
The objective of the association is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to advance the cause of trial advocacy through education, training, and publications, to uphold the dignity of the profession of the law, to encourage fellowship and understanding between the members of the bar and the members of the judiciary, and to improve the adversary system while advancing the cause of trial by jury and the rights of our clients.


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    CLE Lunch ‘n Learn
    1 Credit CLE Lunch ‘n Learn in the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh 6th Nov 2015 12:00 noon A one hour CLE program which includes lunch, featuring Judge Eugene Scanlon, of Scanlon ADR....
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    CLE Lunch ‘n Learn
    Ethics CLE Lunch ‘n Learn in the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh 18th Dec 2015 12:00 noon A one hour ethics CLE program, featuring Lawrence M.Kelly, Esq., of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Includes lunch.  Regsitration opens at 11:30 am....
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    Richard J. Catalano
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    Douglas V. Stoehr
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    Bernard C. Caputo
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    Ronald T. Elliott
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    Christine Biancheria
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    Max Petrunya
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    Heather M. Hamilton
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    Todd Berkey
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    Jerry I. Meyers
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    Howard Schulberg
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    William Caroselli
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    Peter D. Giglione
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    Rhett P. Cherkin
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    Anthony J. D'Amico
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    Eric Purchase
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    Mark J. Homyak
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    Charles W. Garbett
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    Veronica Richards
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    Patrick W. Murray
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    Craig E. Coleman
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    Daniel K. Bricmont
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    Shelley Elovitz
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    Charles F. Bowers, Jr.
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    Elizabeth A. Chiappetta
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    Kelly L. Enders
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    Julian Gray
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    Lawrence R. Chaban
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    John A. Caputo
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    Raymond J. Conlon
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    Lawrence M. Kelly
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    Victor Pribanic
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    Jeremy J. Davis
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    Phillip L. Clark, Jr.
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    Richard W. Epstein
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    James T. Davis
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    David P. Chervenick
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    Sandra S. Neuman
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    Louis B. Loughren
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    Jon R. Perry
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    Bryan S. Neiderhiser
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    Timothy Conboy
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    Richard J. Schubert
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    James E. DePasquale
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    Samuel J. Davis
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    Harry S. Cohen
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    Charles H. Alpern
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    David M. Landay
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    Robert F. Daley
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    Charles E. Evans


The WPTLA is actively involved in community service based projects around the Pittsburgh community. Learn More about our work with the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers, Habitat for Humanity, and other projects… WPTLA & Community Service >

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Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA  15223
Phone: (412) 487-7644
Fax: (412) 487-7645
Email: admin@wptla.org

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