Cynthia M. Danel

Cynthia M. Danel: Attorney with Edgar Snyder & Associates AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Edgar Snyder & Associates (12 Attorneys)
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Attorney Awards


Attorney Cynthia Danel has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. She made the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers, from 2005-2017. Attorney Danel has also been honored on the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania from 2008-2017. In addition, she was included on the list of Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011-2017 and the list of Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh from 2009-2017.

She was voted for inclusion in the 2011-2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on rigorous peer review, and was selected as their 2012 "Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year." Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Attorney Danel is a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, limited to fewer than 3,500 Fellows. Membership is by invitation only.

Attorney Danel has tried numerous cases to verdict before a jury and has tried numerous insurance arbitration cases in Allegheny County and counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. She has mediated and settled hundreds of cases, resulting in substantial recoveries for her clients. She has also successfully argued appellate (relating to appeals) cases before both the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

Alumni Fellow:Pennsylvania State University. Charter Fellow: Litigation Counsel of America.

Areas of Practice (24)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-525-1126  Phone
412-391-2101  Phone
412-391-2180  Fax
University Attended:
Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1971; Pennsylvania State University, M.A., Speech Communication
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1981, Pennsylvania; 1990, West Virginia
Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Past President & President's Club Member)

American Association for Justice

Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Board of Governors)

West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Birth Information:
Windber, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1949
Reported Cases:
( Board-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Hobbies & interests:

Attorney Danel is a frequent lecturer for local and state trial attorney organizations and has lectured on numerous topics including changes in the law on automobile insurance, demonstrative evidence, and uninsured and under insured motorist coverage issues. She also has traveled to local high schools to talk about driving dangers and injury prevention

Attorney Danel participates in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, and the Pennsylvania State University Career Counseling Panel.

She has also served as a judge participant in the Allegheny County High School Moot Court Competition, the University of Pittsburgh Moot Court Competition, and is a former chairperson of the High School Essay Contest run by the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Payment Information:
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (21 reviews)
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