3/23/2021Press Releases

In Memoriam: Richard S. Dorfzaun

Richard S. Dorfzaun, a longtime member of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021, at the age of 78.

Mr. Dorfzaun joined Dickie McCamey in the fall of 1968 at the age of 24, after spending summers working as a student messenger. His career with Dickie McCamey would span more than 50 years before his retirement in 2017.

Mr. Dorfzaun concentrated his practice in civil litigation and was a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.

In 1974, Mr. Dorfzaun was elevated to the status of non-managing senior partner. In 1981, he was the first Chair of the firm’s Facilities Committee and was instrumental in negotiating a 31-month extension of the lease in the U.S. Steel Building, which enabled the firm to secure a location in the current location at Two PPG Place.

Mr. Dorfzaun received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1968 where he spent time as the editor of the Duquesne Law Review.

Mr. Dorfzaun is survived by his wife Rhoda, their son Joshua, granddaughter Madison, and was predeceased by son Aaron. Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Family Hospice, 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, or Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.