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650 Washington Road, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 412-563-2500
Fax: 412-563-2080
www.c-wlaw.com
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About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1985

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Oil and Gas
  • Motor Carriers
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Municipal Liability
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Recreation Liability
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About Us
Cipriani & Werner, P.C. is a multidisciplinary law firm that has represented insurance companies and their insureds throughout the mid-Atlantic region for over 30 years. With 13 offices located in 7 states and the District of Columbia, we support the needs of our clients on both a local and regional basis. Our attorneys are well-versed in the unique requirements of representing defendants in litigated matters and have extensive experience in defending general liability, workers' compensation, employment litigation, motor vehicle/motor carrier, premises liability, product liability, professional liability, cybersecurity and data protection, construction, municipal and commercial litigation matters.
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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, VAIselin, NJ (See Woodbridge profile)
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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
Partners
Gerard J. Cipriani
Pittsburgh, PA
E-Mail:gcipriani@c-wlaw.com
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Education:
  • University of Scranton, B.A. (cum laude), 1975
  • Duquesne University, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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Walter E. Werner, III
Pittsburgh, PA
E-Mail:wwerner@c-wlaw.com
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1987
Memberships:
  • American, Pennsylvania (Workers' Compensation Section) and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Education:
  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1978
  • Dickinson College, J.D., 1981
Born:1956
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Michael W. Smith
Pittsburgh, PA
E-Mail:msmith@c-wlaw.com
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and Allegheny County (Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation Sections) Bar Associations
Education:
  • Bucknell University, B.A., 1980
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1983
Born:1958
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Vincent J. Grogan
Pittsburgh, PA
E-Mail:vgrogan@c-wlaw.com
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1961
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1963
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1964
Memberships:
  • American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1957
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, L.L.L./L.L.B., 1960
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Judith A. MosesTimothy G. Sullivan
Ronald M. Puntil, Jr.Kathleen A. Gallagher
Carrie A. BowersJamie L. Lenzi
Jeffrey M. OlszewskiRosemary A. Marchesani
Jennifer M. SwistakNathan D. Hughes
Cynthia A. BakerPhilip J. Sbrolla
William B. PentecostBethann R. Lloyd
George M. EvanEdward A. Schenck
Holly M. Whalen
Associates
Melissa S. JacksonJason R. McLean
Carolyn B. McGeeRussell D. Giancola
Of Counsel
John E. Hall