Practice groups

Estate Planning and Administration

Health Law Business

Medical Malpractice Defense

Product Liability

Education

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2001)

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. (1985)

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PA

WV

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Rebecca J. Maziarz

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

rmaziarz@dmclaw.com





Rebecca J. Maziarz is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She concentrates her practice in the area of health care law with a particular emphasis in medical malpractice litigation and negligence litigation. She also focuses her practice in estate planning and administration applying her experience in working with individual estates, trusts and foundations, and family law. She is a member of the firm’s Marketing and Employment Committees.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Maziarz was the Director of Medical Information Management for both Sewickley Valley Hospital and Westmoreland Regional Hospital, and she also served as a Long Term Care Consultant to area nursing homes. Her health care industry background affords her clients an invaluable resource and perspective into healthcare protocols and processes. She serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences teaching Health Care Law. Additionally, Ms. Maziarz provides approved continuing education credits for nursing home administrators through seminars and webinars.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars 2010
  • University of Pittsburgh Varsity Letter Club Awardee of Distinction (2017)

Representative Matters:

Ms. Maziarz has successfully represented physicians, their professional corporations, hospitals and health care systems in extended pre-trial negotiations, at trial, mediation, and arbitration. She has also represented a variety of clients in the areas of premises liability, product liability, contract law, and securities law. Representative matters of Ms. Maziarz’s practice include:

  • Counseling clients on use of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, foreign and domestic asset protection trusts, grantor trusts, and administration of estates
  • Representing former employees of a corporation in an alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information resulting in employees not being named in a lawsuit
  • Serving as General Counsel for a nonprofit entity protecting its interests in everyday issues involving laws specific to nonprofits, contracts, financing, employment matters, and disputes
  • Defending medical negligence claims as co-counsel against emergency department physicians and hospital and obtaining a defense verdict after a jury trial
  • Obtaining dismissal of claims against a hospital regarding allegations of racial profiling and race discrimination

Speaking Engagements:

  • “How to Play TAG and Not be IT” (Co-Speaker), program for nursing home administrators and directors of nursing
  • “Fundamentals of Family Law” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE
  • “How to Conduct a Proper Risk Management Investigation,” Western Pennsylvania members of PANPHA, an Association of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Senior Services
  • “Estate Planning Basics,” Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and West Virginia University Hospital
  • “Maintaining a Legally Sound Medical Record:  Best Practices for Nurses,” nursing staff at area hospitals
  • “Nursing Communication and Documentation,” nursing staff at area hospitals
  • “Dental Employment Contracts,” University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, endodontic residents

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Memberships:

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh
  • Japan American Society of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • HEARTH (Volunteer 2005–2013 and Board of Directors 2005–2012)

Education:

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (2001), Appellate Moot Court Honor Society; Order of the Barristers award
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh (1985), Health Records Administration