John C. Conti

John C. Conti: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. AV stamp icon
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John C. Conti is President and Chief Executive Officer at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He chairs the firm’s Executive Committee and Medical Malpractice Defense Group . Mr. Conti is also admitted to practice in California and serves as Shareholder-in-Charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office . He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who specializes in the representation of hospitals and other health care providers, primarily in connection with the defense of professional negligence suits and related litigation. In over 35 years of practice, Mr. Conti has represented virtually every major health care institution in the region. This representation has included matters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and California.

In 2005, Mr. Conti was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he taught a course on expert witnesses until 2014. He has also served as an expert witness in bad faith litigation. He is a licensed airplane pilot, holding multi-engine, instrument, and glider certifications.

Professional Accomplishments

•American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
•Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Litigation Counsel of America , Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
The Best Lawyers in America since 2007: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005, 2007-2019
•Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2005-2014)

Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

•Served on the faculty of approximately 70 seminars for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; frequent lecturer on all facets of professional negligence and related litigation
•“Cyber Security, Data Breaches and the Rise of the Dark Web” (Co-Presenter), ACC Pennsylvania CLE, 4/5/2016


•“The Opening Statement For the Defense” (Author), California Litigation, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2017, pp. 22-27
Matthew Bender’s Federal Evidence Practice Guide (Board of Editors for 5 years)
•“Trial Objections” (Chapter Author), Litigation, American Bar Association, p. 16, Fall 1987


4/21/2017 Articles

The Opening Statement for the Defense

8/31/2015 Articles

Respected Jurist Dismisses Massive Data Breach Class Action

Multi Media

9/10/2018 Multi Media

A Message from Our President

Press Releases

8/15/2018 Press Releases

Forty-Two Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

5/24/2018 Press Releases

DMC’s 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees

8/15/2017 Press Releases

Thirty-Seven Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2018

5/22/2017 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees

8/15/2016 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2017

8/24/2015 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2016

10/13/2014 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey President Inducted Into American College of Trial Lawyers

9/15/2014 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015

8/30/2013 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Applauds Its 42 Best Lawyers in America 2014

6/17/2013 Press Releases

Eighteen Dickie McCamey Attorneys Named to 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

(Resident, Pittsburgh Office)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5425  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1985, California Bar Admission; 1978, Pennsylvania Bar Admission


•Allegheny County Bar Association
•The State Bar of California

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Tried over 175 cases to verdict during course of career; Since 2007 received defense verdicts in 21 medical negligence jury trials, including death cases involving aortic dissection, myocardial infarction, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and acute coronary syndrome; Litigation experience encompasses not only the full spectrum of professional negligence claims but also includes such diverse matters as breach of confidentiality, wrongful discharge, defamation, fraud, and cyber security; Frequently called upon to represent hospitals in litigation arising from credentialing disputes and other peer review issues; In addition to trial work, has overseen the successful appeals of well over a dozen matters, including obtaining Judgment N.O.V. of a $2.5 million verdict (Griffin v. UPMC); Currently serving as lead counsel for the region's largest health care system, UPMC, in national litigation, including class actions, arising from Hepatitis C infections; Currently serving as lead counsel in a series of lawsuits arising from a mass shooting at a psychiatric facility, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic; Served as an expert witness in bad faith litigation in lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan; Represented one of the lead witnesses and first deponent in the NHL class action concussion litigation; In 2017 received a precedent setting dismissal of a massive data breach class action on behalf of a major health care system (Dittman v. UPMC, 2017 PA Super 8 (Pa. Super. 2017)); Currently serving as lead counsel in all concussion-related matters for UPMC, a nationally recognized center for concussion-related research and expertise

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Glendale, California

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