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Joseph A. Katarincic

Of Counsel
Office

Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Fax: 412.394.2555
Education
LL.B., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1960
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1958
B.A., summa cum laude, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1953
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of West Virginia
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of West Virginia
U.S. District Ct., District of Nebraska
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
Supreme Court of Texas
Supreme Court of West Virginia
Supreme Court of Ohio
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Joseph A. Katarincic

Of Counsel

Joseph A. Katarincic has been actively engaged in the practice of law in Pittsburgh since 1962. During that period of time he has tried cases in approximately 30 federal courts throughout the United States, innumerable state courts, and Allegheny, Greene, Westmoreland and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania. Joseph spent much of the 1980's in arbitration cases throughout the world, including Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Indonesia, Venezuela, Korea and Pakistan. He was recognized by the Duquesne University School of Law with the program’s first endowed Chair. For several years, most recently in 2008, Joseph has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed upon the top five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers.

Publications/Presentations

"Right to Counsel and the ’Unpopular Cause’," 20 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 725, 1959.

"Judicial Conferences of the Third Circuit," 3 Duquesne Law Review 47, 1964.

"Elimination of Non-Conforming Uses, Buildings and Structures by Amortization - Concept versus Law," 2 Duquesne University Law Review 429, 1972.

"Federal Class Actions Under Rule 23 - How to Improve the Merits of Your Action Without Improving the Merits of Your Claim," 33 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 429, 1972.

Presented for CLE courses on Ethics and the Federal Rules of Procedure.

Conducted seminar on Effective Depositions for NITA.

Involved in two weeks of trial advocacy programs at University of Pittsburgh.

Lecturer:  1990 – 1995, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, “Complex Litigation Class Actions”

Four presentations at the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel on pleadings, defenses and releases.

Authored a history of the Allegheny County Bar Association in the mid to late 1960’s.

Military Service

Squadron Commander for the U.S. Air Force – 1954 to 1957

Awards/Achievements
Recognized with the "Joseph A. Katarincic Chair in Legal Process and Civil Procedure" by the Duquesne University School of Law
Named one of the "100 Outstanding Graduates" from Duquesne University in 1978
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Law, Duquesne University; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Complex Litigation; Mass Torts and Class Actions
Planning Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Law Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Port Authority of Allegheny County, 1991-1995
Delegate and Permanent member, Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit
American Law Institute
Board of Directors, Duquesne University
Trustee, Noble J. Dick Educational Foundation, 1985-2003
Board of Governors, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
National Association of R.R, Trial Counsel
Republican Financial Committee of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Senior Counsel and Solicitor for Allegheny County, 1966
Chairman, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, 1996
Complex Litigation Committee of the American Law Institute
Practice Areas
Litigation