PITTSBURGH, PA (November 30, 2015) – James V. Pyrah joins the Pittsburgh, PA office of the law firm Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP as a Senior Associate in the Litigation Practice Group.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pyrah managed a staff counsel office for a large insurance company. In that position, Mr. Pyrah was directly responsible for handling a wide variety of cases including wrongful death, municipal tort, employment discrimination, sexual assault, construction defect, motor vehicle liability and subrogation matters. Prior to that, Mr. Pyrah spent over twenty two years in private practice representing, advising, and trying cases on behalf of individuals, insurance companies and major corporations including Burger King, K-Mart and MTD Products.
Mr. Pyrah was also previously a partner in an insurance defense litigation firm where he tried over one hundred cases to verdict in courts throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to auto liability matters, Mr. Pyrah has tried cases involving products liability, premises liability, liquor liability, medical malpractice, fire loss and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Pyrah has also successfully represented seriously injured plaintiffs through mediation, arbitration and jury trial. In addition, Mr. Pyrah has briefed and argued cases in both the state and federal appellate courts.
Ms. Pyrah earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Quinnipiac University School of Law where he was a member of the Connecticut Probate Law Journal and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Wilkes University.
Mr. Pyrah is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.