Profile & Honors
J. David Ziegler is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in real estate matters and insurance defense litigation. With regard to his real estate practice, he has handled a wide variety of matters including real estate litigation; title insurance defense litigation; title opinions for minerals, oil and gas; title insurance; and title agency E&O defense. With regard to his insurance defense litigation practice, Mr. Ziegler handles insurance defense litigation matters, with a particular emphasis in insurance bad faith litigation, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage issues. He is a member of the firm’s Energy Group, Insurance Law and Litigation Group, and Real Estate Group.
Mr. Ziegler has successfully tried jury and non-jury cases to verdict in both Pennsylvania state and federal courts, including cases involving allegations of insurance bad faith.
Mr. Ziegler has also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting and a rare honor received by less than five percent of all Scouts.
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•National Eagle Scout Association - Pittsburgh Chapter “Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner” (Sponsor)
•Serves as a coach for several of his children’s sports teams, including softball and soccer
•Provides legal services for his church
Presentations & Publications
•Conducted several seminars for various clients relating to the avoidance of bad faith claims and best claims handling practices
•Provided a variety of presentations to numerous clients regarding the issues of premises liability in Pennsylvania
•Spoke several times relating to building codes in Pennsylvania and the legal aspects of code enforcement
•Presented several in house seminars to the firm’s paralegals regarding social media and discovery of social media content in litigation
•“ Assignability of Statutory Bad Faith Claims: Pennsylvania Rulings May Have Far-Reaching Consequences ” (Co-Author), Claims Management magazine, Dec. 2014, Issue 12, Vol. 3, 2014 Bad Faith Supplement, pp. 22-23
•“Recent Superior Court Decision Places Lien Priority Granted to Open-End Mortgages at Risk” (Co-Author), NAIOP’s DevelopingPittsburgh, Fall 2012, pp. 48-49
Why Oil and Gas Companies Should Include Tolling Provisions in Their Leases
Bad Faith: Are Statutory Bad Faith Claims Assignable in the Context of Third Party Tort Claims?
2/4/2016 Press Releases
Dickie McCamey Lawyers Obtain Rescission of $25M Product Contamination Policy For Client In Coverage Dispute
2/12/2015 Press Releases
Jazwinski and Warhola to lead Dickie McCamey’s Real Estate Group
1/14/2013 Press Releases
DMC Announces New Shareholders
9/1/2012 Press Releases
Mechanic’s Lien Law and Open-End Mortgages