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Construction Law

Insurance Law and Litigation

Product Liability

Technology Law

Toxic Tort


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1981)

Allegheny College, B.S. (1978)

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Richard C. Polley


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

Richard C. Polley is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Toxic Tort Group. He has extensive experience in civil trial practice and personal injury defense, as well as toxic tort law, commercial litigation, construction law, product liability law, and employment law.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants for Pittsburgh
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2008:  Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission – 1981
  • New York Bar Admission – 2006
  • Ohio Bar Admission – 1998
  • West Virginia Bar Admission – 1992
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • The West Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

  • Ingomar Franklin Park Athletic Association (former baseball and softball coach)
  • North Allegheny Basketball Association (former coach)
  • Pittsburgh Power Softball (former coach)
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Wexford, Pennsylvania
  • West Penn Wolverine AAU Basketball (former coach)


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1981); Law Review (Comment Editor 1979–1980); Journal of Law and Commerce (founding member and Comment and Note Editor 1980–1981)
  • B.S., Allegheny College (1978), cum laude, Mathematics; Phi Beta Kappa; Theta Chi