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

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