On the Docket Pittsburgh: 6/23/13

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Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. said that J. Lawson Johnston and Scott D. Clements have re-joined the firm. Mr. Johnston and Mr. Clements, who had left the firm three years ago as part of a group that started a new law firm, are returning to the firm where they both spent the majority of their legal career.

Mr. Johnston concentrates his practice in the areas of transportation law, workers' compensation and commercial law and litigation, with specific emphasis in railroad litigation and occupational disease, and earned his J.D. at Duquesne University School of Law. Mr. Clements concentrates his practice in the areas of transportation law, insurance law and litigation and commercial law and litigation, with a particular emphasis in railroad litigation. He earned his J.D. at the University of Notre Dame.


Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC said the following attorneys from its Pittsburgh office were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters:

Kevin P. Allen, business litigation; Elizabeth W. Brunins, business and corporate (Rising Star); Stephen A. Bucchianeri, intellectual property (Rising Star); Scott D. Cessar, construction litigation; Elizabeth Martin Colombo, business and corporate (Rising Star); Dorothy A. Davis, business litigation; Louis A. DePaul, Jr., business litigation (Rising Star); Sandy B. Garfinkel, business litigation; John E. Hall, general litigation; Stuart R. Kaplan, business and corporate; Audrey K. Kwak, construction litigation (Rising Star); John J. McCague, mergers and acquisitions; John R. McGinley, Jr., business litigation; John F. Meck, estate and probate; John J. Myers, employment litigation (defense); Christopher R. Opalinski, construction litigation; Peter N. Pross, bankruptcy; David V. Radack, intellectual property; Timothy P. Ryan, intellectual property litigation; and Arnold B. Silverman, intellectual property.

In addition, Mr. Opalinski was ranked as one of the "Top 50 in Pittsburgh."


Houston Harbaugh, P.C announced that Nathan A. Kostelnik has joined as an associate in the firm's corporate practice. Mr. Kostelnik focuses his practice in the areas of general corporate law, commercial transactions, uniform commercial code and intellectual property. Previously, he was an associate at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He received his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Law Review, and received the Law School Trial Advocacy Award.


Eleven attorneys at Rothman Gordon P.C. have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2013, and three attorneys have been named Rising Stars. Super Lawyers include Paul R. Yagelski, bankruptcy; R. Douglas (Doug) DeNardo, James W. Ummer and K. Sidney (Casey) Neuman, estate and probate; Thomas R. Solomich, real estate; Shelley W. Elovitz and John W. Zatkos, Jr., workers' compensation; Colleen Ramage Johnston, employment litigation (plaintiff); and James W. Carroll, Jr., Stephen H. Jordan, and Louis B. Kushner, employment and labor.

Recognized as a Rising Stars: Nikki Velisaris Lykos, employment litigation: plaintiff; Lori R. Miller, employment and labor; and Chad D. Tomosovich, business and corporate.


Amy P. Tardiff joined Tucker Arensberg as an associate in the firm's business and finance department. She will assist with corporate compliance, entity formation, and financial transactions as well as being part of the Financial Services practice area. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Tardiff worked for Material in Motion, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, and J.S. McCarthy Printers.

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