In Memoriam: W. Brian Rambin
W. Brian Rambin, an associate of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., passed away on Friday, October 9, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 37.
At Dickie McCamey, Mr. Rambin concentrated his practice in the areas of Medicare compliance and workers’ compensation. He quickly built a reputation in his area of practice as a nationally respected lawyer and was recently included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
“I often referred to Brian as ‘my newest old friend,’” recalled Benjamin M. Basista, a shareholder and colleague at Dickie McCamey. “Personally, I called him that because his personality, intellect, and genuine nature made him extremely easy to get to know and impossible not to like. Those traits coupled with his devotion to his wife Sarah, family and countless friends, his undeniable humor and wit, and his ability to be humble made it feel like you knew him for decades, even if he had just come into your life.”
“Brian was a great attorney, but an even better mentor and friend,” said Michael D. Bergonzi, a shareholder at Dickie McCamey.
“Brian had the ability to connect with anyone he met. If you met Brian, you just wanted to be around him. He was ferociously funny, extremely smart, and above all, truly selfless,” said Nathan J. Gruz, an attorney at Dickie McCamey. “If you were lucky enough to become Brian’s friend, you knew that you had a loyal friend for life, and that he would always put your wellbeing ahead of his own. Brian had a heart that was even bigger than his personality, and that was never more obvious than when he was talking about the love of his life, Sarah. Brian will be missed dearly, but the impact he made on all of us will never be forgotten.”
Prior to joining the firm in June of 2015, Mr. Rambin worked for a firm focusing on Medicare Secondary Payer issues that arise in the resolution of workers’ compensation and general liability claims. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Mr. Rambin is survived by his wife Sarah, mother Phyllis, and his sister Lee. He was preceded in death by his father, Scott.
Per Mr. Rambin’s wishes, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, Mr. Rambin asked that donations be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, or to the Glioblastoma Foundation.