Practice groups

Estate Planning and Administration

Municipal Law


Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (1989)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (1979)

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Jay A. Costa, Jr.


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

Jay A. Costa, Jr. is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and a Senator for Pennsylvania’s 43rd District. He concentrates his practice in areas of public finance, municipal law, government, and estate planning and administration.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Mr. Costa served as Allegheny County Register of Wills for five years as well as a Deputy Sheriff. Additionally, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Community College of Allegheny County and served as a shareholder with the firm of Grogan Graffam, P.C.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Distinguished℠ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (former member)
  • Pennsylvania Community Development Bank (Operational Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Employee Retirement Commission (former member)
  • Pennsylvania State Senate Standing Committees
     – Rules & Executive Nominations (Democratic Chair)
     – Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness (Democratic Chair)
     – Appropriations (Ex-Officio)

Community Involvement:

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Board of Directors 2004–2010)
  • Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center (former Board of Directors)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (Board of Trustees since 2004; Treasurer 2010–2016)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (Advisory Board and Alumni Association Board of Governors)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association (former Board of Directors)
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (Board of Trustees)
  • Pittsburgh CLO (Board of Directors)
  • Senator John Heinz History Center (Board of Trustees)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Board of Trustees)


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1989)
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1979), Criminology