Attorney Ernest Pribanic

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Pittsburgh Attorney, Ernest J. PribanicA PITTSBURGH PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Ernest J. Pribanic is the youngest Pittsburgh personal injury attorney of the Pribanic’s.  His passion for the law is equaled only by his desire to serve as an advocate for and give voice to those in need of legal help.  A summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Ernest received a full academic scholarship for academic excellence after finishing his first and second years at the Law School in the top two percent of his class and received awards for both his skill in trial advocacy and legal writing.

Ernest works on all aspects of personal injury litigation, but he focuses his practice on motor vehicle negligence, defective products, and medical negligence.  During his time at the firm, Ernest has resolved cases through verdict and settlement on behalf of victims of motor vehicle negligence, landowner negligence, defective products, and medical negligence.

Before pursuing a career in the law, Ernest was a teacher and taught English, literature, and creative writing to middle and high school students.  This foundation is not forgotten, however, as Ernest takes every opportunity to apply the unique forensic skills associated with being an educator to his law practice.

On those rare occasions when he is not working on representing his clients, Ernest can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

CLIENT REVIEW


Most people are never prepared for a life altering event. Nor do we know what to expect when it does happen. First there’s the fear of uncertainty and change. The panic of how to make this all go away.

My sister had such a turn of events, medical mistakes and malpractice changed her life forever. Sold on the “simple “ idea of gastric bypass, the “quick fix” that caused a cascade of neurological and debilitating ailments. My sister became unable to walk, lost the use of her hands, was unable to feed herself and had severe memory and cognitive issues.

That’s when she needed help, not just medically, but someone to fight for her. That’s when I met Ernest Pribanic. From that first day he sat with us at the rehab facility, I knew we had the right team to fight for her. Not only being compassionate and patient, but listening to a woman who just wanted her life back, he  knew what needed to be done; listening through the tears and the days that she would just break down. It wasn’t a pleasant journey to say the least but he never hesitated to answer our calls and be there when the time came to face those that had failed her.

Ernest and Victor Pribanic, fought for her and enabled her to move forward and build a “new life.” For that we will be ever so thankful. Lawyers fight for justice, they did much more than that, they gave us hope.

 

~ Carrie White

CASE RESULTS

 


  • $10,000,000 medical malpractice victim
  • $235,000 medical malpractice victim
  • $200,000 personal injury motor vehicle accident
  • $2,900,000 victim of defective product
  • $200,000 medical malpractice victim
  • $184,970 personal injury motor vehicle accident
  • $50,000 personal injury motor vehicle accident
  • $100,000 personal injury motor vehicle accident

Education

 


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. summa cum laude – 2014
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Education
    • Honors: PY Teacher’s Certification, 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. – 2007
    • Major: English Literature

Honors & Awards

 


  • Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2019
  • Super Lawyers 2018
  • America’s Top 100 AttornAmerica's Top 100 Attorneyseys
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
  • Law Scholarship for Excellence 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 100% tuition
  • Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
  • Member of Duquesne’s National Trial Team 2013-2014:*American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Semi Finalist- 2013 *Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition-2014
  • CALI Awards for highest grade in class section: Admiralty Law, Electronic Discovery, Legal Research and Writing, Expert Evidence, and Criminal Procedure
  • Pi Gamma Mu National Honors Society, Inducted 2006
  • Sigma Tau Delta National Honors Society, Inducted 2006

Professional Associations & Memberships

 


  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • American Inns of Court

Bar Admissions

 


  • Pennsylvania, 2014
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