Frederick W. Bode, III

Frederick W. Bode, III: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Frederick W. Bode, III is a shareholder/director of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves on the firm’s governing Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability, health care litigation, and technology matters. For the past 15 years he has been National Trial Counsel for two companies and has tried cases to verdict in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States. In addition, he has counseled clients on issues such as discovery, product development, manufacturing process safety, appropriate language to include in product user manuals, and has advised clients on pragmatic options to consider before moving forward with litigation.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2000
•Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
•Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society (Senior Fellow)
The Best Lawyers in America since 2007: Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005 and 2009-2017


Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual (Chapter Author), 10th Edition
•“Understanding the Field of Medical Malpractice Defense” (Chapter Co-Author), Defending Medical Malpractice Claims: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Medical Malpractice Developments and Mounting a Successful Defense (Inside the Minds), p. 75, Aspatore, 2012

Speaking Engagements

•National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Faculty), 2014-2016
•2014 Annual Fall Conference (Presenter); Product Liability Advisory Council; Chicago, IL; 10/15-17/2014
•“Preparing for Product Liability Litigation” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE, 10/9/2014
•“Commercial Litigation: Strategies and Objectives” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE, 10/17/2013
•Lecturer on commercial law and health care topics for over 10 years

Press Releases

•Thirty-Seven Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (8/15/2017)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees (5/22/2017)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (8/15/2016)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 (8/24/2015)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (9/15/2014)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its 42 Best Lawyers in America 2014 (8/30/2013)
•Eighteen Dickie McCamey Attorneys Named to 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List (6/17/2013)
•Dickie McCamey Celebrates Its Best Lawyers 2013 in Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Carey, Columbus, and Wheeling (9/20/2012)
•Fifteen DMC Lawyers Honored as 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (5/18/2012)
•Thirty-three Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (12/1/2011)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Technology Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability Law
  • Technology
  • Health Care Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5418  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
Grove City College, B.A., Economics and History, with honors, 1977
Law School Attended:
The University of Akron, J.D., Bracton's Inn, 1980
Year of First admission:
1980, Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


•Defense Research Institute (Product Liability Committee)
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI)
•Pittsburgh Technology Council
•Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Mr. Bode has experience litigating matters in various courts and arbitration panels throughout the United States. Many of the matters that Mr. Bode handles for clients involve complex issues in excess of $10 million. His most recent experience includes:Serving as National Trial Counsel for world's largest low slope roof manufacturer for whom he handles commercial/warranty litigation claims throughout the United States; National Trial Counsel for product liability matters for international outdoor power equipment manufacturer; Litigated product liability cases involving power saws, drug patch delivery methods, and L-tryptophan; Represented multiple tire manufacturers in tire failure cases; Defended a law firm in an inequitable conduct case; Litigation of commercial matters related to dissolution/separation of two corporations; Defended a home health care agency in Qui Tam action; Successful defense of a power generation company in large apparatus catastrophic failure; Defended a rebuilder of coal mining shuttle cars in a bet the company trial successfully defending claim for civil contempt related to trade mark and trade dress issues.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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