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Zimmer Kunz News October 17, 2018

ZK News – Attorney Sharon Hall Featured Speaker at American National Insurance Claims Conference

On September 28, 2018, Sharon Hall was a featured speaker at the American National Insurance annual claims conference in Springfield, Missouri.  The presentation “Cause of Death. When Intentional Act Exclusions Make it Necessary to Solve the Crime” involved the effect of the intentional act exclusion when defending an insured accused of a crime.  Ms. Hall […]

Zimmer Kunz News October 16, 2018

ZK News – ZK Attorneys Present Seminar on Secondary Exposure to Asbestos Cases

On August 2, 2018, Zimmer Kunz attorneys Joni Mangino, Ryan Zeli, Joe Petrina, Greg Scheuring and Brian Lucot presented a seminar to Travelers Insurance Company regarding second hand exposure liability in asbestos litigation. In the presentation, the underlying theories of liability along with the current state of the law in jurisdictions throughout the United States […]

Zimmer Kunz News August 28, 2018

ZK News – World Squash Masters

In follow up to his March, 2018 participation in the US Squash Masters tournament held  in Philadelphia, George Stewart competed in the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships  in the 60 plus age bracket. This event, hosted by the United States for the first time, ran  from July 29 – August 4, 2018  at the […]

Zimmer Kunz News May 21, 2018

ZK News – Four ZK Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Zimmer Kunz, PLLC is pleased to announce that Dara DeCourcy, George Stewart, Joseph Selep and Joseph Butcher have again been selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.  This is the 10th straight year that Mr. Stewart and Mr. Selep have been recognized as top defense civil litigation attorneys.  Ms. DeCourcy is again being recognized for her expertise […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 27, 2018

Congratulations Ed Dixon!

Zimmer Kunz would like to congratulate Edward Dixon on his retirement.  Ed’s hard work, loyalty and legal expertise have played a key role in making ZK what it is today. Ed started his career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Francis A. Barry of the Commonwealth Court in Pennsylvania.  He then accepted a position […]

Zimmer Kunz News September 13, 2017

ZK News – Matthew Breneman presents Personal Injury CLE

Shareholder Matthew Breneman recently served as a speaker at a CLE in Pittsburgh entitled “Personal Injury from A to Z”.  His presentation focused in updates on legislation and case law in areas of personal injury litigation.  He also discussed the utilization of medical records and bills in developing a case.  Please contact Mr. Breneman if […]

Zimmer Kunz News August 10, 2017

ZK News – Westfield Defense Days Awards

Zimmer Kunz and Chris Yoskosky are pleased to be the recipients of two Westfield Insurance awards for 2017.  Zimmer Kunz was presented with the Westfield Insurance “Blue Ocean” Award, in recognition of “Value Innovation” and strategic partnership and Chris Yoskosky was the recipient of the 2017 Oars Award for Resolution Through Innovation.  These awards were […]

Zimmer Kunz News May 31, 2017

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz lawyers named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2017

Zimmer Kunz, PLLC is pleased to announce that Dara DeCourcy, Joseph Butcher, Joseph Selep and George Stewart have again been selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.  Greg Scheuring has again been recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star®.  This is the 9th straight year that Mr. Stewart and Mr. Selep have been recognized as top defense civil […]

Zimmer Kunz News May 2, 2017

ZK News – Congratulations Ed Dixon!

Congratulations to Ed Dixon for becoming certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Ed’s practice has been devoted to workers’ compensation litigation and appeals for over 20 years and includes defending insurance companies and […]

Zimmer Kunz News March 26, 2017

ZK News – Joseph F. Butcher and Aaron H. Weiss Lead Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

Zimmer Kunz PLLC is pleased to announce that Shareholder Joseph F. Butcher will serve as the President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2017.   Associate Aaron H. Weiss will serve as the chapter’s Younger Lawyer’s Chair.  The Federal Bar Association and its Western Pennsylvania Chapter is the premier bar […]

Zimmer Kunz News February 27, 2017


Two Penn State Law students find success at Zimmer Kunz, PLLC, through the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Summer Clerkship Program.

Zimmer Kunz News February 22, 2017

Christopher Yoskosky and Zimmer Kunz awarded the Westfield Insurance Top Gavel Award for 2016

The Top Gavel recognizes Zimmer Kunz as Westfield’s Best Business Practices Partner for 2016.  Nominations for the award were submitted by Westfield Claims Professionals to the Claims Legal Unit for consideration.  Westfield representatives, Michael Cronin, Robyn Lepore and Gary McClintock visited our Pittsburgh office to present the award.  Chris and his team are honored to receive […]

Zimmer Kunz News January 25, 2017

Zimmer Kunz Announces Samantha Quinn Stewart as a New Director of the Firm

Pittsburgh – January 25, 2017 – Zimmer Kunz PLLC, a leading regional civil litigation firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Quinn Stewart as a new Director of the firm. Ms. Stewart is a 2010 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a 2007 graduate of The College of William […]

Zimmer Kunz News December 28, 2016

Congratulations Steven Perry!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Steven Perry.  Steven will retire on December 31, 2016.  Steven has been the firm administrator for 28 years, almost as long as the firm has been in existence, and his achievements and dedication to the firm will not be forgotten. We are very excited […]

Zimmer Kunz News November 11, 2016

PCA Pharmacy Fall Symposium

On November 10, 2016, Zimmer Kunz Shareholders, John Zotter and Matt Breneman attended the PCA Pharmacy Fall Symposium in Pittsburgh to present an update on the current status of nursing home litigation to professionals from multiple long term care, skilled nursing, and personal care facilities.    

Zimmer Kunz News September 30, 2016

Jeffrey Ramaley to be Presenter at Upcoming Auto Insurance Law Seminar

On October 20, Jeffrey Ramaley will be hosting a seminar in Pittsburgh which updates attorneys in Western Pennsylvania on the latest cases and law in the field of auto insurance.  The seminar will also include a bad faith update.  Mr. Ramaley is a co-course planner for the event and will be speaking on the latest […]

Zimmer Kunz News September 30, 2016

John Zotter Elected to Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

On September 29, 2016, Zimmer Kunz shareholder, John Zotter, was inducted into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.  Admission into the Academy is by invitation only.  Active membership is limited to 250 Allegheny County lawyers who are actively engaged in civil trial practice.  The entire Academy membership is confidentially surveyed regarding the qualifications […]

Zimmer Kunz News August 28, 2016

Ryan Zeli Addresses Ride-Share Liabilities At Recent Presentation

Shareholder Ryan A. Zeli recently presented  at the “Cutting Edge Litigation Topics” continuing education seminar for insurance professionals in Atlanta, Georgia on the subject of Ride-Share Liabilities. Insurance professionals throughout the country attended the seminar and received 6 hours of CE credits for attendance. Please feel free to contact Attorney Zeli with any questions on […]

Zimmer Kunz News July 21, 2016

Shareholder Matthew G. Breneman to Present at CLE

Shareholder Matthew G. Breneman will be presenting at a CLE entitled “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)”.  The CLE is being sponsored by NBI and will take place on August 31, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh at CONSOL […]

Zimmer Kunz News July 5, 2016

ZK News – Zimmer Kunz Lawyers and Firm Garner 2016 Peer Review Honors

Zimmer Kunz is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®. The firm has been recognized in Best Law Firms in America®.  The four earning Best Lawyer honors are Dara DeCourcy, Edward Dixon, Joseph Selep and George Stewart.  George Stewart and Joseph Selep are recognized for Civil […]