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650 Washington Road, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 412-563-2500
Fax: 412-563-2080
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Established: 1985

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Transportation
  • First Party Matters
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Liquor Liability
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Oil and Gas
  • Recreation Liability
  • Employers' Rights
  • Information Privacy and Data Security
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About Us
Cipriani & Werner, PC is a mid-Atlantic litigation law firm that is well established in the defense of businesses and insurers in the areas of premises, transportation, professional and general liability, workers’ compensation and employment matters, as well as construction and commercial litigation, bringing a consistent, aggressive persona to our practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, D.C., Maryland, New York and Virginia.
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Additional Locations
Blue Bell, PA (See Philadelphia profile)Lemoyne, PA (See Harrisburg profile)
Scranton, PAMt. Laurel, NJ (See Marlton profile)
Wheeling, WVCharleston, WV
Wilmington, DEWashington, DC
Hunt Valley, MDBinghamton, NY
McLean, VA
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG Claim Services, Inc.American Equity Insurance Company
Argonaut Insurance CompanyCapitol Indemnity Corporation
Chubb GroupClaims Management, Inc.
Colony Insurance GroupEmployers Reinsurance Corporation
Erie InsuranceExcalibur Insurance Management Service Company
Farmers InsuranceGAB Robins North America, Inc.
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.General Credit Insurance
Great Eastern Ski Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc.Hanover Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual InsuranceMaxum Specialty Insurance Group
Network Adjusters, Inc.Philadelphia Insurance Companies
PMA Insurance GroupProgressive Insurance Company
Protective Insurance CompanySedgwick Group of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Swiss Reinsurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Vermont Insurance Management, Inc.
Ward North America, Inc.Westfield Insurance Company
Willis GroupYork Claims Service, Inc.
Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Big Lots Stores, Inc.Elliott Company
Enerfab, Inc.HealthSouth Corporation
Toys "R" Us, Inc.Waste Management, Inc.
York International Corporation
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Personnel Information
Gerard J. Cipriani
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Appellate Moot Court Board (Chairman, 1977-1978)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • University of Scranton, A.B. (cum laude), 1975
  • Duquesne University, J.D., 1978
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Walter E. Werner, III
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1987
  • American, Pennsylvania (Workers' Compensation Section) and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1978
  • Dickinson College, J.D., 1981
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Michael W. Smith
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 1980
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1983
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Vincent J. Grogan
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1961
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1964
  • American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1957
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, L.L.L./L.L.B., 1960
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Chester A. DudzinskiJudith A. Moses
Timothy G. SullivanRonald M. Puntil, Jr.
Kathleen A. GallagherCarrie A. Bowers
Jamie L. LenziJeffrey M. Olszewski
Rosemary A. MarchesaniJennifer M. Swistak
Nathan D. HughesCynthia A. Baker
Philip J. SbrollaWilliam B. Pentecost
Bethann R. LloydGeorge M. Evan
Edward A. SchenckHolly M. Whalen
Of Counsel
Hal A. KestlerFrank C. Botta
Melissa S. JacksonJason R. McLean
Carolyn B. McGee