Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Peter D. Friday focuses his practice in the areas of industrial, mining, construction, and maritime accidents, workers compensation, products liability, medical malpractice, automobile accidents and personal injury. He has particular experience in cases involving occupational safety issues, including fall hazards, machine guarding, chemical exposure and electrical hazards.
A graduate of Bucknell University (B.A., Economics and Philosophy, 1983) and the Antioch School of Law (J.D., 1986), he also attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law as a visiting student in 1986. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Friday served as in-house counsel for a major insurance company, practiced law at Pittsburgh-based insurance defense firms and was a partner in a personal injury firm.
Mr. Friday is a member of the Allegheny County, Washington County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the West Virginia State Bar the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
AV Peer Review Rated.
Areas of Practice
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
West Virginia, 1988
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010
U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. – 1986
Honors: Visiting Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A. – 1983
Confidential settlement for laborer who suffered severe crush injuries from a trailer jack collapse resulting from a defective weld
Confidential settlement for graduate student teaching assistant sexually assaulted by another graduate student
Confidential settlement for child struck and killed by a careless driver
Workers’ compensation settlement for construction worker with multiple trauma from a fall from unsafe construction site
Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2007-2013, 2015
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2008, 2010-2015
Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania by Philadelphia Magazine, 2010-2011, 2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010-2013, 2015
Top 50 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011
Recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, 2013
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
Washington County Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
West Virginia State Bar, Member
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member