Attorney Richard Rosenthal [Partner]
My name is Rick Rosenthal. I practice law and I'm partner at the law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates in Pittsburgh. I've been practicing law as a senior litigator in the western 27 counties of Pennsylvania since 1980. I grew up in a poor family and we didn't have an attorney. When my father got sick and we needed help, we had no one to go to. As I got older and saw that attorneys actually help people, I wanted to do that type of work. For the first 10 years that I was a litigator, I represented government agencies, represented corporations, and I represented individuals—all who were being sued. I knew what the defenses were. I knew which defenses were actually good ones, and I knew which defenses really weren't. Now that I practice law in the plaintiff side, and I'm representing individuals who have been injured, I understand where the defenses that the defense is making actually apply—and when they don't.
Meet Partner Richard Rosenthal
Attorney Richard Rosenthal has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. He was selected as one of their "2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law."
He has also been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers from 2006 - 2020. Based on the results of the Super Lawyers selection process, Attorney Rosenthal is listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2010 - 2020 and as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh for 2008 - 2020.
He was voted for inclusion in the 2010 - 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on rigorous peer review. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Attorney Rosenthal, the firm's Managing Partner, is a former Senior Deputy Attorney with the Tort Litigation Unit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General. In over 35 years of practicing law, he has represented both defendants and plaintiffs. Because of his experience, Attorney Rosenthal teaches courses to trial attorneys and engineers on identifying and handling cases involving hazards on roadways and in construction zones.
He also has secured numerous large settlements and verdicts for clients seriously injured due to dangerous roads, construction zones, tractor-trailer accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), elevators and escalators, and other accidents.
Professional Honors and Memberships
- AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law
- 2010 - 2021 Best Lawyers in America®
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2006 - 2020
- Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2010 - 2020
- Super Lawyers Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh for 2008 - 2020
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
- Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, President's Club Member
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
Education and Licensing
Attorney Richard Rosenthal received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and in the Federal Court System.
In the News
Attorney Rosenthal is highly respected in the legal community and is often interviewed by the media on a variety of topics related to injury law, including breaking local news stories:
Bike Safety Law
- Pennsylvania's Bicycle Safety Law -- WRRK-FM and WLTJ-FM
On Edgar Snyder & Associates
Work Zone Accidents & Dangerous Roads
Attorney Rosenthal teaches courses to other trial attorneys on how to best represent cases involving roadway defects and premises liability. These courses are provided through the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
For nearly 20 years, Attorney Rosenthal has lectured to engineering groups and attorneys on roadway defect and premises liability cases involving local and state governments.
Attorney Rosenthal was a presenter at the 28th Annual Auto Law Seminar held by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the premier auto insurance seminar in the state. He covered Governmental Liability in Vehicle Accident Cases.
He also prepared and participated in a mock deposition testimony entitled "Manage Safety and Risk on Energy-Impacted Local Roads Now or Testify in Court Later" at the 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads sponsored by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science.
Attorney Rosenthal is a recurring presenter at the Western Pennsylvania Family and Survivor Support Group Brain Injury Association Symposium.