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Attorney Nicole Hauptman Amick Named Super Lawyer Again.

For Immediate Release: Pittsburgh attorney Nicole Hauptman Amick was named as a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for the fourth consecutive year. Attorney Hauptman was also awarded this prestigious distinction in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of all lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Nicole is

Attorney Bill Rogel Named 2018 Super Lawyer (Seventh Straight Year)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pittsburgh attorney Bill Rogel was named as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star for the seventh consecutive year. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of all lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is the seventh consecutive year (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) that Bill has achieved this recognition.

Pittsburgh Lawyer Noah Fardo Named Top 100 Trial Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Pittsburgh personal injury attorney Noah Fardo has been named to the 2016 Top 100 Trial Attorneys for the state of Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers Association. This is the second time he has been recognized by the nationally recognized association (2014). According to The National Trial Lawyers website, the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers is

Pittsburgh Attorney Shawn Flaherty Named 2015 Super Lawyer

Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer, Shawn Flaherty, has been selected as a 2015 Super Lawyer for the State of Pennsylvania. He was also selected as a Super Lawyer in 2014. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The selection process

The 3 Keys to Overcoming the Medical Malpractice Bias in Pittsburgh.

There is a medical malpractice bias in Pittsburgh. This article will discuss the medical malpractice bias by jurors in Allegheny County and throughout western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania law says to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that a doctor was negligent, and caused harm. In western Pennsylvania and in Pittsburgh, the standard is

Noah Fardo Quoted in Two Trib Total Media Articles

Flaherty Fardo’s Noah Paul Fardo was recently quoted in two separate Trib Total Media articles, commenting on in-person tax appeals and the Pittsburgh property tax reassessment that took place from 2010 to 2012. Making Appeals More Convenient “In-person tax appeals may change in Allegheny County” was published on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and announced that soon,

Allegheny County Increases Arbitration Limits to $35,000.00.

Effective July 15, 2013, Allegheny County has raised the civil division arbitration limits from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00. What is Arbitration? Arbitration is a method of the courts to help resolve lawsuits early, and only involves civil cases under a certain monetary threshold. Arbitration involves a formal court hearing held in front of three lawyers instead

Attorney William Rogel Repeats as Super-Lawyer Rising Star for 2013.

Pittsburgh Lawyer William Rogel named as Rising Star Super Lawyer for 2013. Attorney William Rogel of the Pittsburgh law firm, Flaherty Fardo, has been named a super lawyer rising star for the second year in a row. This is an honor awarded to less than 10% of attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania. The selection process includes

1/13/12 – VIDEO: Reassessment Update: “Appeal Now, Pay Later”.

2012 Allegheny County Property Reassessment Update 1/13/12: Basically, we will be using 2002 values for 2012, and new 2012 values for 2013; with the opportunity to appeal this year before the new tax bills are due next year. As of January 13, 2012, the 2012 Allegheny County property reassessments are back on with a new

Flaherty To Speak About Pittsburgh Businesses and The Art of Negotiation

For Immediate Release: Attorney Shawn T. Flaherty will be a guest lecturer at a legal seminar focusing on Pittsburgh business issues; including contracts, disputes and the art of settlement. Flaherty was asked to speak at the LawReview Continuing Legal Education course at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh on November 13, 2012, beginning at

Allegheny County Reassessment Update

The Latest Reassessment News – 6/14/2012 The final Allegheny County, Pennsylvania assessment appeal numbers are at last being reported by the Office of Property Assessments. More than 68,000 informal appeals were filed by property owners. All of these informal appeals were heard by hearing officers as of June 1, 2012. Though these informal hearings began

3/4/12 – Attorney Fardo to Speak at Seminar on Tax Exemptions.

March 4, 2012 7:38 pm Leave a Comment Attorney Noah Paul Fardo will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar focusing on the reassessments in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The event will presented to lawyers and real estate professionals from noon to 2:00pm in the Gold Room on the 9th floor of the Allegheny County

2/8/12 – Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update.

This article will update readers about the current status of the 2012 Allegheny County property reassessments as of February 8, 2012. CITY OF PITTSBURGH & MOUNT OLIVER If you own property in the City of Pittsburgh or Mount Oliver, you should have received your 2012 reassessment already in the mail. You may check new 2012

1/5/12 – ALERT: County Stops Informal Hearings.

1/5/12: Urgent Allegheny County Assessment News: On January 5, 2012, Allegheny County executive Rich Fitzgerald abruptly stopped all informal tax appeal hearings in Allegheny County. Previously, the informal appeal deadline date was set for January 13, 2012, for all residential and commercial properties in the City of Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver. Judge Wettick who is

12/29/12 – VIDEO: Pittsburgh Deadline to Appeal Assessments: February 10, 2012.

CITY OF PITTSBURGH /MOUNT OLIVER Informal Appeal Deadline: 1/13/12 Formal Appeal Deadline: 2/10/12 On December 27, 2011, Allegheny County has mailed new 2012 property assessments to all residential properties within the City of Pittsburgh and Mount Oliver. Commercial assessments are set to be released on December 31, 2011. Property Owners within the City of Pittsburgh

12/7/11 – Pittsburgh Set to Mail 2012 Assessments; County to Raise Millage Rates.

The 2012 Reassessments are coming. Allegheny County has announced that the first set of reassessment mailings will be sent December 19, 2011 to all City of Pittsburgh commercial and residential property owners. The court ordered that the County release the City of Pittsburgh 2012 reassessments before January 1, 2012, in order to allow the City

9/27/11 – Lack of County Leadership Has Caused Allegheny Assessment Mess.

For ten years current Allegheny County executive, Dan Onorato has taken the position, the rather popular position, that the public favors fighting property assessments. To his credit, the mainstream media, as well as the public at large believe that to be the case. However, we all know that it is not just the assessments, but

Fardo Interviewed by USA Today About Non-Qualified Doctors Attempting Plastic Surgery.

Attorney Noah Paul Fardo, Managing Partner of Flaherty Fardo, LLC a Pittsburgh law firm, was recently interviewed by the USA Today. The article was a cover page piece on the continued practice of non-qualified doctors attempting plastic surgery. Read USA Today 9/15/11 Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery Doctors do not have

9/18/11 – Allegheny Assessments Still a Mess – City of Pittsburgh First.

The 2012 Allegheny County property reassessments are still on, and still a mess, as of September 15, 2011. The schedule has been delayed, but the Honorable R. Stanton Wettick has ordered that all properties in Allegheny County (approximately 580,000) receive new certified property assessments no later than May 2012. The City of Pittsburgh is first,

9/11/11 – Flaherty Fardo Help Protect Free Speech in Pittsburgh.

Attorneys Shawn Flaherty and Noah Fardo of Flaherty Fardo, a Pittsburgh law firm, have helped to overturn a Pittsburgh City Ordinance affecting freedom of speech. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl signed off on the measure repealing the unconstitutional city ordinance and paying attorney fees to both Flaherty Fardo, LLC and to attorneys for the ACLJ (American

8/29/11 – Fardo/Rogel Settle Cybersquatting Case in Federal Court.

Attorneys Noah Paul Fardo, Esquire, and William F. Rogel, Esquire, of the Pittsburgh law firm, Flaherty Fardo, LLC have announced a successful confidential resolution of a federal claim involving a recent trend known as “cybersquatting”. In this case, allegations existed against the defendant who used similar domain names of their competitors to divert web traffic

2012 Allegheny Assessments LATE – But Still On.

What is the current Reassessment status (July 25, 2011) ? On July 21, 2011, Allegheny County Manager Jim Flynn testified that Allegheny County will be late, but should be able to issue new preliminary property assessments for 2012 by the end of January and final assessments by April 2012. This contradicts Flynn’s testimony earlier this

10.5 Million Property Assessment Reduction for Commercial Property in Allegheny County.

Attorney Noah Paul Fardo, of the Pittsburgh law firm, Flaherty Fardo, LLC has successfully litigated a 10.5+ million dollar Allegheny County property assessment reduction for a commercial property client in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 3 year assessment appeal recently resolved in the court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, resulted in a commercial property tax

Attorney Shawn Flaherty Tells NFL “Be Fair With Your Fans”.

February 10, 2011 VIA FIRST CLASS MAIL Mr. Roger Goodell, Commissioner National Football League 280 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 Re: Super Bowl XLV (Deception of Tickets) Dear Mr. Goodell: By way of brief introduction, my name is Shawn T. Flaherty, and I am a practicing attorney and a founding partner of the Pittsburgh,

The Politics vs. The Reality of the 2012 Allegheny County Property Reassessments.

At this time, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is under a Court Order to issue new property assessments by January 1, 2012. In preparation for the 2012 Reassessment, Allegheny County assessors have visited over 580,000 properties and the preliminary assessments are scheduled to be released by July 2011. A key political issue this spring will be the

Noah Fardo helps ACLJ File Federal Lawsuit to Protect 1st Amendment Speech in Pittsburgh.

On October 7, 2010, Managing Partner Noah Paul Fardo assisted and has teamed with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) by filing a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Pittsburgh City Ordinance (Sec. 601.02), which restricts the rights of plaintiffs and others to distribute literature within the City of Pittsburgh. The lawsuit

Six-Figure Settlement for Victim of Awake Breast Augmentation

In June 2010, Managing Partner Noah Paul Fardo obtained a six figure settlement for a victim of a botched plastic surgery case involving an awake breast augmentation. Awake breast augmentation is a growing trend throughout the United States whereby many non-plastic surgeons are attempting breast augmentations with horrific results. There are no requirements that a

Botched Plastic Surgery involving Breast Reduction Settles for over a Million Dollars.

Attorney Noah Fardo, managing partner of Flaherty Fardo, LLC received a seven figure confidential settlement concerning a botched breast augmentation attempted by a dermatologist. His client, a 34 year old female needed a breast reduction for medical purposes. She assumed the physician she met was qualified for the procedure. He worked for a recognized hospital,

Our Unique Plastic Surgeon/Lawyer Team.

FLAHERTY FARDO, LLC has taken a special interest in prosecuting malpractice claims and negligence cases concerning plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery errors and mistakes. We receive calls throughout the United States concerning botched plastic surgeries. We have take a real interest in cases involving bad breast augmentations and cases where non-plastic surgeons performed the procedure.

Multi-Million Dollar Recovery for Victim of Truck Accident.

Pennsylvania truck accidents often cause the most catastrophic injuries. What is worse is when those accidents were preventable. Many of the trucking accidents are caused directly as a result of driver fatigue. Our law firm has spent considerable time and effort in researching and understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations as they