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 5th May 2017 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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  • Veronica Richards
    Veronica Richards
  • chris miller WPTLA
    Christopher M. Miller
  • Matthew T. Logue
  • Joshua P. Geist
  • Thomas C. Baumann
  • Rhett P. Cherkin
  • PC-Tim Conboy
    Timothy Conboy
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    Howard Schulberg
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    Raymond J. Conlon
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    Michael Gianantonio
  • Douglas V. Stoehr
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    Gregory M. Rosatelli
  • Shaheen Z. Wallace
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    John D. Finnegan
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    Cindy Stine
  • Larry Kelly WPTLA
    Lawrence M. Kelly
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    Max Petrunya
  • Charles W. Garbett
  • Edgar M. Snyder
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    Paul J. Giuffre
  • Robert S. Marcus
  • Samuel J. Davis
  • PC-Bonnie Kift
    Bonnie L. Kift
  • Richard M. Rosenthal
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    Harry S. Cohen
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    Jason M. Lichtenstein
  • Scott L. Melton
  • James T. Davis
  • Nathaniel B. Smith
  • Elizabeth A. Chiappetta
  • James W. Manolis
  • Gregory R. Unatin
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    Rudolph L. Massa
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    Bernard C. Caputo
  • John A. Caputo
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    Paul A. Tershel
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    Ronald T. Elliott
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    Charles H. Alpern
  • Daniel J. Sammel
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    Michael C. George
  • John M. Hauser III
  • Peter D. Giglione
  • John P. Goodrich
  • PC-JulianGray
    Julian Gray
  • PC-EricPurchase
    Eric Purchase
  • Steven M. Barth
  • PC-Shelley Elovitz
    Shelley Elovitz
  • Louis B. Loughren
  • Rolf L. Patberg
  • William F. Goodrich
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    Grant C. Travis
  • Jeremy J. Davis
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    Kenneth G. Fawcett
  • PC-JonPerry
    Jon R. Perry
  • Erin K. Rudert
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    Richard W. Epstein
  • Michael Balzarini
  • Anthony C. Mengine
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    Paul A. Lagnese
  • Troy M. Frederick
  • Jerry I. Meyers
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    Anthony J. D'Amico
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    Sandra S. Neuman
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    John R. Kane
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    Joseph R. Froetschel
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    Richard C. Levine
  • Warren D. Ferry
  • Michael H. Rosenzweig
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    Christina Gill Roseman
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    Robert L. Jennings, Jr.
  • Shawn David Kressley
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    John P. Gismondi
  • Craig E. Frischman
  • David P. Chervenick
  • PC-Larry Chaban
    Lawrence R. Chaban
  • Kelly M. Tocci
  • Cynthia M. Danel
  • Michael J. Gallucci
  • John Linkosky
  • Mark Homyak
    Mark J. Homyak
  • Dennis A. Liotta
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    Robert F. Daley
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    Charles F. Bowers, Jr.
  • Mark E. Milsop
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    Joseph A. George
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    Thomas E. Crenney
  • Thomas W. King III
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    Heather M. Hamilton
  • Sean J. Carmody
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    James E. DePasquale
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    Robert B. Woomer
  • Charles E. Evans
  • Ronald T. Conway
  • PC-Richard Schubert
    Richard J. Schubert
  • Brendan B. Lupetin
  • Patrick J. Loughren
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    Edward H. Walter
  • Jonathan B. Mack
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    Michael J. D'Amico
  • Charles F. Bowers III
  • David M. Landay
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    Bryan S. Neiderhiser
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    Frank G. Verterano
  • George M. Kontos
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    Victor Pribanic
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    Daniel K. Bricmont
  • PC-Pat Murray
    Patrick W. Murray
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    Kelly L. Enders
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    Thomas D. Hall
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    Richard J. Catalano
  • Gianni Floro
  • John E. Quinn
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    Andrew J. Leger, Jr.
  • Todd Berkey


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

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