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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    Annual Judiciary Dinner
    Annual Judiciary Dinner at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh 4th May 2018 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 E. Matzus
  • G. Clinton Kelley
  • Michael Gianantonio
  • PC-Bonnie Kift
    Bonnie L. Kift
  • Dallas W. Hartman
  • PC-Larry Chaban
    Lawrence R. Chaban
  • Howard A. Specter
  • Craig E. Simpson
  • Joseph P. Moschetta
  • Sam Mack
  • Anthony C. Mengine
  • Gregory M. Rosatelli
  • Robert N. Peirce, Jr.
  • Elizabeth A. Chiappetta
  • David P. Chervenick
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Anthony J. D'Amico
  • Erin K. Rudert
  • Joseph R. Froetschel
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    John D. Finnegan
  • Peter D. Giglione
  • Gregory R. Unatin
  • PC-Tim Conboy
    Timothy Conboy
  • Harry M. Paras
  • chris miller WPTLA
    Christopher M. Miller
  • David M. Landay
  • Ronald T. Conway
  • Michael Balzarini
  • Grant C. Travis
  • Jon R. Perry
  • Lawrence M. Kelly
  • John E. Quinn
  • Charles F. Bowers III
  • Bernard C. Caputo
  • sandy neuman WPTLA
    Sandra S. Neuman
  • Charles E. Evans
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Heather M. Hamilton
  • Douglas J. Olcott
  • Matthew T. Logue
  • Edward A. Shenderovich
  • Max Petrunya
  • Charles F. Bowers, Jr.
  • Rolf L. Patberg
  • John M. Hauser III
  • Christina Gill Roseman
  • Cynthia M. Danel
  • Stephen P. Moschetta
  • George M. Kontos
  • Joseph Massaro
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Elaine Specter
  • Thomas W. King III
  • Shelley Elovitz
  • Alan L. Pepicelli
  • Thomas S. Talarico
  • Paul J. Giuffre
  • Thomas E. Crenney
  • Victor Pribanic
  • Shawn David Kressley
  • Michael C. George
  • Caitlin M. Harrington
  • Edgar M. Snyder
  • PC-HowardSchulberg
    Howard Schulberg
  • Nathaniel B. Smith
  • Alan H. Perer
  • Michael H. Rosenzweig
  • Paul A. Lagnese
  • Jason M. Lichtenstein
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Andrew M. Hladio
  • Craig E. Frischman
  • James T. Tallman
  • PC-JulianGray
    Julian Gray
  • Renee A. Metal
  • Robert F. Daley
  • Craig Murphey
  • John R. Kane
  • Jonathan B. Mack
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Robert L. Jennings, Jr.
  • Tim Riley
  • Troy M. Frederick
  • PC-EricPurchase
    Eric Purchase
  • Michael J. Gallucci
  • Samuel J. Davis
  • Dennis A. Liotta
  • Joshua P. Geist
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Richard J. Catalano
  • Gianni Floro
  • Louis M. Tarasi, Jr.
  • Keith R. McMillen
  • Merle Kramer Mermelstein
  • Jeremy J. Davis
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Michael J. D'Amico
  • Charles W. Garbett
  • Michael J. Pawk
  • Francis D. Wymard
  • Bruce E. Mattock
  • Raymond J. Conlon
  • Bryan-Neiderhiser WPTLA
    Bryan S. Neiderhiser
  • Janice M. Savinis
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Cindy Stine
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Dennis G. Kuftic
  • Bernard R. Rizza
  • Steven M. Barth
  • James W. Manolis
  • John P. Gismondi
  • Richard W. Epstein
  • Louis B. Loughren
  • John A. Caputo
  • Todd Berkey
  • Michael D. Ferguson
  • Patrick L. Sullivan
  • Shaheen Z. Wallace
  • Karesa M. Rovnan
  • Jerry I. Meyers
  • Rudolph L. Massa
  • Richard M. Rosenthal
  • Michael P. O'Day
  • Mark E. Milsop
  • Joseph A. George
  • Kenneth G. Fawcett
  • Richard C. Levine
  • Not-Pictured-WPTLA
    Andrew J. Leger, Jr.
  • Frank G. Verterano
  • Veronica Richards
    Veronica Richards
  • John P. Goodrich
  • Kelly M. Tocci
  • PC-Richard Schubert
    Richard J. Schubert
  • Colin A. Morgan
  • Edward H. Walter
  • Patrick J. Loughren
  • William F. Goodrich
  • Dorothy J. Dohanics
  • Thomas C. Baumann
  • Jonathan Stewart
  • James E. DePasquale
  • Thomas A. Will
  • Thomas D. Hall
  • John Linkosky
  • Bernard D. Marcus
  • Carl R. Schiffman
  • Paul A. Tershel
  • Harry S. Cohen
  • James T. Davis
  • Neil R. Rosen
  • Scott L. Melton
  • Mark Homyak
    Mark J. Homyak
  • PC-Pat Murray
    Patrick W. Murray


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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