Bernard Rizza is recognized by his peers as among the top 1% if medical malpractice lawyers in the nation. He has been the lead trial lawyer on over 100 jury trials and is not afraid to take a case all the way when a settlement cannot be reached. He likewise is also a member of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and has lectured extensively to health care organizations and to lawyers.
Not only is Attorney Rizza honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for over 8 years running – he also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers – The preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice. Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province.
Mr. Rizza is a frequent lecturer for healthcare organizations, a hands on litigator, an outstanding member of his community, and father.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury – Plaintiff
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Birth Injury
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Pennsylvania, 1984
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
- Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- J.D. – 1984
- Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- B.A. – 1980
Honors and Awards
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 – Present
- Fellow – American College of Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member