A. Patricia Diulus-Myers is a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She was co-chair of the firm's nationwide Diversity Committee from 2005 through 2009. In this role she was responsible for identifying and leading the firm's diversity initiatives throughout the country in support of recruitment and retention strategies.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Diulus-Myers, a former Registered Nurse, served as Vice President and General Counsel for a hospital system. She went on to manage her private law practice in which she concentrated in the field of labor and employment law litigation. Because the majority of her work in private practice involved representation of plaintiffs, Ms. Diulus-Myers brings to Jackson Lewis a unique and valuable perspective in the practice of employment law on behalf of employers.
As a senior litigator and trial attorney, Ms. Diulus-Myers manages a multitude of litigation matters focusing on issues arising in the workplace. In her over 34 years of legal practice, she successfully has tried a variety of jury and bench trials to verdict in the field of employment law, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment, whistleblower, restrictive covenants, trade secrets and ERISA cases in both federal and state forums. As a member of the firm's practice group on restrictive covenants, she handles the majority of that litigation in the Pittsburgh office and has litigated restrictive covenant and business tort cases in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York.
Ms. Diulus-Myers served as a barrister with the American Inns of Court, and has been inducted into the Fellows Program for the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. She serves as chair of the Labor and Employment law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and is a member of the Litigation and Health Law sections as well. She is a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and various bar associations speaking on employment issues. Ms. Diulus-Myers is a certified mediator for the courts of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and also participated in the Special Masters Program for the Courts of Allegheny County. In 2003, she was appointed to the Merit Selection panel under the Federal Magistrates Act to assess federal magistrates for reappointment to the bench. Ms. Diulus-Myers is a member and supporter of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and is a board member of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009. She also has a preeminent AV rating from Martindale Hubbell denoting the highest level of professional excellence.
Serves on the Board of Directors of Children's Festival Chorus, a non-profit organization which advances the singing arts for children.
Serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.
Participates in pro bono activities as a Counsel member of the Health Law section of the bar association, including working with senior citizens in preparing their living wills and advance directives.
As an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, serves as a judge in the trial and appellate moot court competitions at the law school.
As a member of the ACBA Players since 1981, participated in annual theatrical productions to raise money for local charities and for the bar association.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Martindale Hubbell highest AV rating
•Major, Army Nurse Corps Reserves
•Life Member, Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society
•Special Masters Program, Allegheny County Courts
•Certified Mediator, US District Court for the Western District of PA
•Chair, Labor & Employment Section, Allegheny County Bar Association
•Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
•Member, Board of Directors, Children's Festival Chorus
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
New U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Workplace Sexual Harassment
Pittsburgh Legal Journal 124 (January 17, 1998) [Author] Noncompete Agreements, How the Courts Approach Restrictive Covenants
Smart Business Magazine [Pittsburgh] (June 2006) [Author] Avoiding Liability - How to Legally Administer Corporate Wellness Programs
Smart Business Magazine (February 2007) [Author] Diversity Best Practices, - What Law Firms are Doing to Attract and Retain Minority and Females
Smart Business Magazine (April 2007) [Author] Why Corporate Initiatives to Promote Inclusion Through Selection of Outside Counsel Can Co-exist with Title VII
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (September 2007) [Author] The ABCs of ADAAA
Smart Business Magazine [Pittsburgh] (December 2008) [Author] Keeping Secrets
Smart Business Magazine [Pittsburgh] (December 2010) [Author]