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Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (1974)

University of Notre Dame, B.A. (1971)

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John A. Knorr


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

John A. Knorr is a principal of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense with a focus on white-collar crime in the federal courts. As part of the white-collar crime defense team, Mr. Knorr will conduct internal corporate investigations and represent witnesses and targets in grand jury or government investigations.

Prior to joining Dickie McCamey, Mr. Knorr owned his own firm specializing in criminal defense, which included various types of fraud such as wire, mail, insurance, healthcare, and mortgage. Additionally, he served as Adjunct Professor at Allegheny College as well as an instructor of criminal law and defense at the Community College of Allegheny County.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Speaking Engagements:

  • “What You Need to Know:  Arming Yourself in the Government’s War on Crime” (Presenter), University of Pittsburgh Law School, 1/25/2007
  • “Sentencing and Plea Bargaining in Sex Offense Cases, Including Use of Expert Testimony as Mitigation, with Emphasis on Internet Crimes” (Co-Presenter), PACDL “Litigating Sex Crimes” seminar, 10/21/2011

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Death Penalty Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Vice President 2010–2012; Treasurer 2007–2010); recipient of President’s and Director’s Commendation in 2007
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (2011 The Power of One Award)


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1974), cum laude; Law Review
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame (1971), magna cum laude, Theology; Phi Beta Kappa