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Robert J. Marino


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

Robert J. Marino is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance bad faith/coverage litigation, professional malpractice, premises liability, legal malpractice, and product liability law. He has tried jury cases in all of these fields. He is Chair of the firm’s Insurance Law and Litigation Group and previously served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the firm for over 12 years.

Prior to joining the firm as a lawyer in 1979, Mr. Marino served as a court clerk at the firm and a research law clerk while attending law school in the evening. He finished with a class rank of 3/71 at Duquesne University School of Law, serving on the Law Review (where he had two articles published) and obtaining numerous awards for academic and clinical excellence. He worked as a news reporter for regional weekly newspapers in the Pittsburgh area prior to attending law school.

A frequent lecturer on Insurance Bad Faith, Civil Litigation, Trial Techniques and Practice, and Evidence Law, Mr. Marino has written about these subjects in various publications including the National Business Institute and Pennsylvania Bar Institute. In addition, Mr. Marino served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law from 1990–1995, teaching Trial Tactics, and also has served as an Adjunct Faculty Advisor to the law school’s teams in National Trial Moot Court Competitions.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, elected in 2008
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, elected in 1993
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants for Pittsburgh; 2015 and 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" in Insurance Law for Pittsburgh; 2014 and 2012 "Lawyer of the Year" in Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants for Pittsburgh
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2006:  Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), elected in 2003
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2005–2006 and 2008–2018
  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (Hearing Committee Member), elected in 2016

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Courtroom Decorum and Dealing with Contentious Opponents, Clients or Judges” (Co-Presenter), In-house Seminar, 6/7/2013
  • “Bad Faith Issues in the Insurance Industry” (Co-Presenter), Insurance Law Podcast, A.M. Best Company, 7/13/2011
  • “Bad Faith Litigation:  Claims Review” (Co-Presenter), In-house Webinar, 7/15/2009


Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section and Court Rules Committee)
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. 
  • The West Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

  • Duquesne University School of Law (Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board and Alumni Association Board of Governors)


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1979), cum laude; Law Review
  • B.A., Duquesne University (1973), cum laude, Journalism