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Education Law

Insurance Law and Litigation

Product Liability

Transportation Law


Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (1986)

Point Park University, B.A. (1971)

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Joseph L. Luvara


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Joseph L. Luvara is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Education Law Group. He concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis in automobile accident litigation, product liability litigation, school and municipal liability litigation, and insurance litigation, including bad faith litigation. He has litigated hundreds of cases in both federal and state courts and on both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Luvara served as a law clerk for Judge Joseph H. Ridge of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. He is a former school teacher and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009:  Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2011–2016

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Product Law:  What You Need to Know When a Claim is Filed Against Your Product” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE, 11/13/2008
  • Various lectures conducted for clients on topics ranging from insurance law issues to general litigation issues

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Washington, D.C. Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuit


  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • The West Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

  • Youth Athletics Volunteer Coach


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1986), cum laude
  • B.A., Point Park University (1971), History