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G. Daniel Carney

Of Counsel


One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1962, Law Review
John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, 1959
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Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

G. Daniel Carney

Of Counsel

G. Daniel Carney, formerly a litigation partner and the Litigation Department Chairman, has been with Clark Hill Thorp Reed since 1966. He previously focused his practice in products liability, medical device, toxic tort, railroad, and commercial litigation. Dan now serves the firm in an Of Counsel relationship, consulting on firm litigation, consulting with various in-house committees, and assisting the firm with issues involving ethics and professionalism. In addition, Dan is a FINRA Arbitrator Chairman Qualified. For several years, most recently in 2011, Dan has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed upon the top five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers. Recently he was named to Pittsburgh’s Top Lawyers for 2012.

Publications / Presentations

Presentations on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual Program seminars in 1999, 2001 and 2003

"Construction Site Litigation Issues, Ethics, Hypothetical Considerations and Authorities", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998 and 2001

Chapter, "Litigating Construction Site Injuries," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998

Presentations on Product Liability Issues- Carnegie Mellon University

Lecturer: "Allegheny County Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Institute

"Punitive Damages Issues and Economic Law Doctrine," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 1996

"Liability of Component Part Manufacturers Learned Intermediary Doctrine Sophisticated User Defense," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1994

"Hedonic Damages," National Economic Research Associates, Inc., 1994

Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Manual, Editor 1991, Revised in 1993 through 2010

"Damage Issues in Toxic Tort Litigation," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Toxic Tort Litigation Seminar, 1989

“The Husband-Wife Privileges of Testimonial Nondisclosure," Northwestern University Law Review 56, May-June 1961

Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Emeritus, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Life Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Past Presidents' Committee
Former Chairman, Specialization Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
Former Chairman, Review and Certifying Board of the PBA
Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Former Member, Board of Governors
Former Delegate, PBA House of Delegates
Recipient, PBA Special Awards: President’s Award - Outstanding Service to Continuing Legal Education, 1987-88; President’s Award - Outstanding Service Making Lawyers’ Certification a Reality in Pennsylvania, 1992-93
Past President, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Former Chairman, ACBA Bench Bar Conference Committee
Recipient, ACBA's Professional Award, 2005
Recipient, ACBA's Philip Werner Amram Award, 2001
Former Chairman, ACBA Continuing Legal Education Committee
Former Member, ACBA Finance Committee, Headquarters Committee, and Long Range Planning Committee
Former Vice President (Southeast Region), National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (1994-95)
Former Member, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Advisory Group, Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990
Former Member, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Court Annexed Voluntary Arbitration Committee Adjunct Settlement Judge
Participant, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County’s Special Master’s Program
Congregation of the Passion, St. Paul of the Cross Province, Director of Office of Mission Fulfillment (Award of St. Paul of the Cross, 2000)
Vice President and Board of Directors, Lifeline of Southwest Pennsylvania
Former Chairman, Mt. Lebanon Municipality’s Civil Service Board
Former Member, Board of Directors of the Pauline Au
Representative Products: Computer controlled printing equipment, electronically dimmable "West Coast" truck mirrors, locomotive components, and steel-making processes and products.
Representative Products: Asbestos, plastic resins, and various chemicals.
Representative Products: Artificial heat valves, components for electro surgical devices, hip prostheses, knee prostheses, surgical cement, and surgical needles.
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