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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Annual Judiciary Dinner
    Annual Judiciary Dinner
    Annual Judiciary Dinner at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh 3rd May 2019 5:30 pm Our Annual Judiciary Dinner, where we recognize the judiciary of Western Pennsylvania.  In addition, we present the proceeds...
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  • Jason M. Lichtenstein
  • Carl R. Schiffman
  • Shelley Elovitz
  • Cynthia M. Danel
  • Dan Bricmont
  • Mitchell H. Dugan
  • James G. Bordas III
  • Michael H. Rosenzweig
  • James T. Tallman
  • Craig E. Frischman
  • Stephen P. Moschetta
  • Bryan S. Neiderhiser
  • Samuel J. Davis
  • Michael J. D'Amico
  • Lawrence M. Kelly
  • Thomas V. Myers
  • John E. Quinn
  • Matthew Donnelly
  • Scott L. Melton
  • Patrick J. Loughren
  • Edward H. Walter
  • Sean J. Carmody
  • Thomas E. Crenney
  • Jonathan Stewart
  • Michael J. Gallucci
  • Richard W. Epstein
  • Laura Tocci
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    Christopher M. Miller
  • Caitlin M. Harrington
  • Thomas C. Baumann
  • Joseph Massaro
  • Dorothy J. Dohanics
  • Shawn David Kressley
  • Frank G. Verterano
  • Peter D. Giglione
  • Neil R. Rosen
  • Bernard D. Marcus
  • Andrew G. Rothey
  • Robert F. Daley
  • Janice M. Savinis
  • Richard M. Rosenthal
  • Michael W. Calder
  • Joshua P. Geist
  • John M. Hauser III
  • Alan L. Pepicelli
  • Nathaniel B. Smith
  • John P. Goodrich
  • Kathleen H. Robertson
  • Erin K. Rudert
  • Edgar M. Snyder
  • Merle K. Mermelstein
  • Kelly M. Tocci
  • Bernard R. Rizza
  • PC-HowardSchulberg
    Howard Schulberg
  • Rudolph L. Massa
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    James A. South
  • Darren K. Parr
  • Veronica Richards
    Veronica Richards
  • Cindy Stine
  • PC-JulianGray
    Julian Gray
  • George R. Farneth II
  • Charles F. Bowers III
  • Paul A. Lagnese
  • John A. Caputo
  • PC-Tim Conboy
    Timothy Conboy
  • Dennis A. Liotta
  • Joseph A. George
  • Craig Murphey
  • Dennis G. Kuftic
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Donald J. McCue
  • Gianni Floro
  • Max Petrunya
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Andrew M. Hladio
  • PC-Richard Schubert
    Richard J. Schubert
  • William F. Goodrich
  • Michael P. O'Day
  • Gregory M. Rosatelli
  • Daniel J. Sammel
  • Gregory R. Unatin
  • Richard C. Levine
  • Keith R. McMillen
  • Mark Homyak
    Mark J. Homyak
  • Michael D. Ferguson
  • Paul J. Giuffre
  • Mark E. Milsop
  • Matthew T. Logue
  • John P. Gismondi
  • PC-Larry Chaban
    Lawrence R. Chaban
  • Colin Adair Morgan
  • Joseph R. Froetschel
  • Joseph P. Moschetta
  • David M. Landay
  • James T. Davis
  • Sandra S. Neuman
  • Elizabeth A. Chiappetta
  • Rhett Cherkin
  • Tim Riley
  • David P. Chervenick
  • Thomas S. Talarico
  • Thomas A. Will
  • Phillip L. Clark, Jr.
  • Karesa M. Rovnan
  • Eric Purchase
  • Terry Ging
  • Steven M. Barth
  • Victor Pribanic
  • Bruce E. Mattock
  • Jerry I. Meyers
  • Harry S. Cohen
  • Sam Mack
  • Charles F. Bowers, Jr.
  • Jason E. Matzus
  • Patrick L. Sullivan
  • Kenneth G. Fawcett
  • Anthony J. D'Amico
  • John R. Kane
  • Craig E. Simpson
  • Charles W. Garbett
  • Troy M. Frederick
  • James W. Manolis
  • Grant C. Travis
  • Louis M. Tarasi, Jr.
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Richard J. Catalano
  • Dallas W. Hartman
  • Harry M. Paras
  • G. Clinton Kelley
  • Michael J. Pawk
  • Jon R. Perry
  • Louis B. Loughren
  • Bernard C. Caputo
  • Jeremy J. Davis
  • Michael Gianantonio
  • Howard A. Specter
  • James E. DePasquale
  • Daniel Joseph
  • Renee A. Metal
  • Alan H. Perer

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:

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 >

WPTLA Business Partners