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Our Firm, Celebrating 100 years!



Experience

The lawyers of Meyer Darragh are well-known in the courtrooms of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. As we approach 100 years serving the community, we continue to provide exceptional legal service with the same passion and dedication as when we first opened shop in 1913. If anything, we have become stronger, more dedicated, and more experienced as we have moved from one millenia and into the next.

Community

As a firm, we have a goal of serving the community to the fullest. We have attorneys specializing in a wide spectrum of the law -- serving everything from boroughs and counties to the individual who needs legal consultation. We also strive to take an active part in the community and do our best to give back.

Diversity

Over the decades, our firm has participated in many initiatives designed to promote diversity. The professionals at Meyer Darragh represent different backgrounds, races, ages, and genders, but we have in common a commitment to personalized, professional legal service.

Our History


The lawyers of Meyer Darragh are well-known in the courtrooms of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. With a broad client base across the country, we have spent nearly 100 years serving individuals, companies, and governments, working to solve their legal problems.

Established in 1913 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Meyer Darragh also maintains a second regional office in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and serves a broad spectrum of corporate, business, professional and individual clients on a local, state, regional, and national basis.

As a firm, we are big enough to bring together a team of lawyers with many diverse skills - yet small enough to treat you as a personal customer with unique concerns. We offer the benefits of a larger law firm without the obvious overhead and costs -- one of the reasons we count among our clients both Fortune 500 companies and smaller entrepreneurial ventures.

Our attorneys are energetic courtroom attorneys and innovative out-of-court problem solvers.

The professionals at Meyer Darragh represent different backgrounds, races, ages, and genders, but we have in common a commitment to personalized, professional legal service.

Your Legal Problem Solvers


Whether you are a business leader, an entrepreneur, or a government official, you don't want to waste your time with unnecessary legal runarounds. Busy people want answers, not another high-priced experience.

When you need an experienced trial attorney who is trained to defend your interests in court, understand local court rules, and persuade unpredictable juries, Meyer Darragh has the experience, knowledge, and innovative thinking to provide the unique representation you need. Nobody can guarantee results, but our attorneys have the energy, skill, and knowledge to defend you and your organization against all manner of lawsuits, from personal injury to toxic torts, from contract claims to zoning disputes.

Staying out of court is important too. That's why Meyer Darragh attorneys counsel on how to avoid lawsuits in the first place. From sexual harassment to commercial transactions, we recommend strategies to implement today to protect against costly future claims tomorrow.

The lawyers at Meyer Darragh are specialized problem solvers. Our goal is to provide you the best professional legal service, cost-effectively. We focus on service, up front, one-on-one. We are straightforward and hard working, just like the people we are proud to call our clients.

When ALFA lawyers thousands of miles away need an attorney in this region, they call Meyer Darragh first.


Meyer Darragh is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms. ALFA Internationalís success is driven by its membersí broad, deep, local relationships both in the United States and throughout the world. ALFA Internationalís mission is to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services worldwide. The ALFA International model enables Meyer Darragh to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world as needed. Meyer Darragh clientsí also benefit from a wide range of unsurpassed educational programming including: seminars, webinars, legal compendia, etc. More information is available at www.alfainternational.com. www.alfainternational.com.

Servicing Your Needs


When you hire an attorney, you want someone who has the intellect, skill, and energy to make positive things happen for you. You also need someone who understands your business and the greater community in which we live, work, and practice law.

The lawyers at Meyer Darragh are active in many professional and civic organizations. For a mid-size firm, we have more leaders in the legal community than most. Our lawyers volunteer to coach sports, promote the arts, teach in local universities, write articles on many subjects, and appear on radio and television. As a client, you benefit from a combination of our skills and associations within the tri-state region.

We are a Pennsylvania law firm, but with attorneys licensed in other states, we travel regularly all over the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio to represent clients' legal needs in local, state, and federal courts.

Our lawyers also serve clients throughout the country, including the coordination of legal representation for companies with needs in all 50 states.

The people and organizations we serve are always our highest priority. Let Meyer Darragh demonstrate how we can solve your legal problems, in court and out.

MEYER DARRAGH'S STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY


Meyer Darragh is committed to diversity, including gender, racial and handicap diversity.

The firm has participated in the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and our firm's commitment to diversity was honored in the first edition of the African American Leadership Directory.

The firm's recent efforts in this venture include Meyer Darragh's participation in the Allegheny County Bar Association's Minority Summer Clerkship Program. The firm has welcomed law students from the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University law schools as part of the initiative where students from the law schools were placed in clerkships with some of the city's law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies. The firm has been very pleased with the diversity initiative and has participated in the program each summer since its inception in 2005.

As part of its internal diversity efforts, upon hiring with the firm, each employee is provided daylong training on firm policy, including issues relating to acceptance of a diverse workplace and acceptance of individuals of diverse backgrounds, ethnic identification, and sexual orientation.

Additionally, each employee is required to watch a video on prohibited conduct, harassment and discrimination, is provided a personnel manual upon hiring, and is trained on various policies including (1) our policy against harassment and discrimination, (2) statement of prohibited conduct, (3) procedures for making and investigating complaints of harassment and discrimination, (4) policy prohibiting workplace violence based upon, among other things, race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation, (5) E-Mail policy prohibiting, among other things, circulation or storage of material which contains sexual material or innuendo, racial slurs, gender offensive conduct, or any comment that offensively addresses someone's age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, national origin, or disability.

Issues of diversity acceptance, recruitment, hiring, retention, and support are raised, discussed and voted on by the partnership. Many policies have been accepted and implemented to participate in, support, and fund, among others, the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Diversity Initiative, ACBA Minority Summer Intern Program, ACBA Minority Job Fair Program, ACBA Homer S. Brown Society, and Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession. Additionally, guidance is provided to the professional staff on the importance of a diverse workplace, providing clients diverse views, and supporting diversity initiatives. Diversity issues are also regularly addressed by the firm's Executive Committee. The issues addressed include our present diversity needs and initiatives, methods to increase minority retention, topics for discussion on a firm level, appointment of diversity coordinators and diversity issues for analysis at the firm's annual retreat. Also, requests for funding, support, and membership in diversity initiatives are discussed and approved with the managing partner at the management level.