Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

  • Established in 1906
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Appellate

Exceptional Strategies in High-Stakes Appellate Matters
The explosion in litigation over the past decade has created an urgent need for experienced legal practitioners who can help clients navigate the complexities of a trial. When a matter reaches the appellate courts, the need for skillful counsel may be even more critical because the stakes are often higher.

The Appellate Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote concentrates on preparing and executing legal strategies and arguments specifically for this venue. We evaluate the potential for a successful appeal, establish an appellate strategy, handle the appeal, and track relevant state and federal case law. Our attorneys have handled appeals in a broad spectrum of areas, including medical malpractice, insurance coverage, product liability, professional liability, construction litigation, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, contract disputes, and trade secret claims. As a result, clients enter into an appeal knowing they are backed by seasoned attorneys who have worked with many industries and whose primary focus is the appellate arena.

Evaluation and Analysis
Effective appeals begin with proper analysis. Working closely with trial counsel, we carefully analyze the lower court’s decision to determine the likelihood of success on appeal. This analysis includes a detailed review of court documents, including opinions, briefs, and orders of the court, as well as research and review of relevant regulations and case law at the appellate levels.

Presentation of the Appeal
After meticulous preparation, the Appellate Group methodically and aggressively handles the appeal. These efforts include the careful submission of legal briefs and participation in oral arguments before the court. Throughout this appeal process, we provide our clients with updates regarding the status of the appeal and periodic assessments of their chances of prevailing in the appeal. Our attorneys understand that our clients are counting on us, and we want to ensure they are fully informed at every stage of the proceedings.

Tracking State and Federal Case Law
Because of the evolving nature of disputes, changing regulations, and an ever-growing and complex body of case law, strong appellate counsel begins with an ongoing commitment to understanding legal and regulatory changes. The Appellate Group regularly tracks decisions from the state and federal appellate courts so that we can offer our clients strategic insight into how state and national legal trends might impact their particular matters.

At Dickie McCamey we focus on developing superior solutions for our clients’ most challenging legal matters. Whether we are evaluating a lower court decision for potential appeal, preparing an appellate brief, or presenting an oral argument before the court, our approach is simple and straightforward — we look out for the best interests of our clients every step of the way.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Janet K. Meub by a Sole Practitioner on 05/30/17 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery... Read more

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    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery and before the court. She exemplifies the highest level of legal capabilities, professionalism and ethics. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for J. David Ziegler by a Senior Associate on 09/14/12 in Medical Malpractice

    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced.

    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced. Read less

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Diversity

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is committed to promoting a work environment that fosters and enhances diversity. The firm believes in the importance of various backgrounds and experiences which lead to better team work, strong ideas, and superior understanding in the workplace and in the various areas of law. We know our clients have a diverse workforce and our efforts towards a diverse law firm will enable us to better serve our clients.

Some of the firm’s extensive diversity efforts include:
  • Developing a diversity committee of seven attorneys to review firm policies and initiatives regarding diversity.
  • Being one of eleven law firms to participate in the Allegheny County Bar Association Minority Hiring Initiative. The firm has been a member of this organization since its inception and participates in all meetings.
  • Participating in the Allegheny County Bar Association Summer Clerkship and Law Internship Program. Through this, Dickie McCamey hires first year minority students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law for 12-week summer clerkships.
  • Taking part in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law LLM program, in which law school graduates from other countries are able to experience law practices in a United States context by interning at Pittsburgh law firms.
  • Attending diversity conferences and lectures including:
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Conference
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Convention
  • Sponsoring a law student from Panama through the ACBA’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee to assist him in preparing his thesis on the differences in the systems of law in Panama and United States.

Dickie McCamey believes in providing and maintaining a diverse workforce for attorneys and staff. We provide fair and ethical treatment regardless one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical disability.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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