Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

  • Established in 1906
  • Firm Size 186
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Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel

Providing Comprehensive Representation for the Railroad Industry
Since the Safety Appliance Act took effect in 1900, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote has been representing Class I, Regional, and Short Line railroads, as well as corporations and insurers that serve the railroad industry, in all aspects of the law. This established tradition continues today with Dickie McCamey attorneys providing legal counsel and litigation defense to rail carriers in a vast array of matters, including:

  • Asbestos, toxic tort and fume exposure
  • At-grade road crossing accidents
  • Damage to railroad property, trains, and cars
  • Derailments
  • Effective investigation of railroad-related accidents
  • Federal and state public utility commission regulatory issues
  • Federal Railroad Administration compliance and investigation
  • FELA lawsuits
  • FRSA lawsuits
  • Indemnity and contribution for third-party harm to railroad employees and assets
  • Medicare reporting and compliance
  • National Transportation Safety Board investigations
  • Oil and gas easements
  • OSHA compliance and investigations
  • Passenger injury
  • Railroad real estate and utility tax issues
  • Record retention responsibilities and policies
  • Repetitive stress, whole-body vibration, and hearing loss
  • Surface Transportation Board proceedings
  • Train operation noise and vibration complaints
  • Trespassing incidents
In short, our Railroad, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel Group covers the entire spectrum of legal issues facing interstate commerce and the nation’s railroads.

Offering Extensive Experience at the Regional and National Level
Railroads are not confined to one jurisdiction and neither is Dickie McCamey — our lawyers possess extensive railroad-related trial experience, appearing in hundreds of jurisdictions in state and federal courts across the country. This expansive footprint enables our lawyers to quickly respond to our railroad clients’ needs, whenever and wherever they may arise.

Our Group’s assets are not merely comprised of lawyers well versed in the trial of railroad-related claims. With front-line training and experience in railroading, our team is regularly retained immediately after an event to coordinate accident investigation efforts. Further, with memberships in many of the leading associations devoted to serving the railroad industry’s interests, we keep abreast of cutting-edge developments in the industry and regularly provide educational and training assistance on these advancements.

Advanced Understanding of the Legal and Regulatory Landscape
In the regulatory realm, Dickie McCamey lawyers work side by side with railroad legal departments to interact with public utility commissions on safety issues and the handling of crossing protection and closure proceedings. Our lawyers further counsel railroads on municipal matters, code compliance, legislative initiatives, and more. Our skilled team also helps with litigation, labor and employment needs, and tax assistance and offers extensive experience with risk management, regulation compliance, and transactional services.

Dickie McCamey remains dedicated to working with each of its valued railroad clients to provide high-caliber, focused, professional legal representation designed to meet the unique needs of those fueling and fostering the nation’s growth and prosperity — the railroad industry.

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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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