Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

  • Established in 1906
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Church Law

Guiding Religious Organizations through Challenging Legal Issues
Churches and other faith-based organizations are confronted with a wide array of legal issues and challenges — some common to the business community and others specific to the ministry. From their initial organization to dispute resolution, churches and outreach ministries live in a legal world and face legal issues. Providing for proper legal planning, protection, and preservation of the ministry is not only good stewardship for those entrusted with the ministry, it is also a sensible best business practice.

At Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, our mission is to support your mission. Legal advice which is mindful of the mission of the ministry’s primary goals, and sensitive to the manner in which it is conducted, can help your organization achieve its goals efficiently and effectively.

Some of the areas where we serve churches and ministries include:

  • 501(c)(3) Certification
  • Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting Compliance
  • Church School, Preschool Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Denominational Affiliations
  • Ecclesiastical Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Gifting
  • Incorporation
  • Personnel and Employment Matters
  • Property Concerns when Churches Change Denominations
  • Risk Management
  • State and Federal Tax Regulations
  • Tort Lawsuits, from Auto and Premises Accidents, to Allegations of Improprieties
  • Zoning
DELIVERING EXPERIENCED ADVICE
Dickie McCamey attorneys have an extensive background representing religious organizations. Through that experience, we have developed a keen sensitivity to the unique needs and legal challenges exceptional to the church. Our lawyers believe that churches, pastors, trustees, and congregation members alike are entitled to highly competent representation reflective of the ministry goals, morals, and ethics of the church itself. We have served churches across a wide spectrum of denominations and faith traditions, including non-denominational churches and faith-based non-profit ministries.

Our church law experience covers a broad spectrum of litigation such as accidents involving church-owned vehicles, employment issues, negligent supervision, church property disputes, denominational affiliation issues, and premises liability. Our lawyers have also represented church organizations and their insurers in mediations, at the trial court level, and in filing amicus briefs on church-related legal issues in multiple state supreme courts and with the Supreme Court of the United States.

With offices in ten states, the ability to appear in courts across the country, and the efficient use of technology, Dickie McCamey has a presence that can serve and respond promptly to your needs, wherever your ministry is located. We partner with the ministry to ensure that we not only address the law but also respect the doctrine of the organization and the foundation of its existence. Our goal is to serve the church community by providing solutions that are consistent with the broader mission of the church.

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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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    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.

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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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