Brendan B. Lupetin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
 | 707 Grant Street, Suite 3200, Gulf Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 4122814100
Fax: 412-281-4111
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brendan prides himself on finding the best solutions for his clients’ legal dilemmas, often bringing about life-improving settlements. There are, however, times when wrongdoers simply refuse to accept responsibility for their actions and force the injured and innocent to prove their case to a jury. Brendan points out, “While many attorneys fear having their client’s fate determined by apparent strangers, I believe in our jury system and have the utmost faith that our community’s conscience will enforce important safety rules and ensure that justice is always done.” 

Brendan’s faith combined with his dynamic ability to tell a simple story that people care about make him a powerful trial advocate for his clients. These attributes recently culminated in bringing about a spectacular verdict in Federal Court of more than $6 million for a small local business. This amazing outcome, comprised of an unheard of $5 million in punitive damages, was chronicled in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article titled, “O’Hara firm wins $6 million verdict over testing of space heaters.” VerdictSearch has included numerous lawsuit resolutions of Brendan’s in its annual Top Pennsylvania Verdicts and Settlements report. Additionally, Brendan is regularly called on by the media to provide insight and commentary on lawsuits of national import as well as high-profile litigation undertaken by Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin.

The son of a doctor and trauma counselor Brendan learned early on the importance of compassion, empathy and to always stand up for what is right, no matter the consequence. It is these attributes, ingrained in his legal practice, that have led Brendan to be repeatedly named a “Rising Star” by the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers whose honorees are selected by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state.

Following a four-year tenure as a scholarship swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh, Brendan received his B.S. and went on to obtain a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005. Brendan is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice and is a founding member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Chapter of Toastmaster’s International.

Brendan is one of only eleven lawyers in Western Pennsylvania invited to be an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. This follows his 2011 induction into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County- an invitation only organization limited to 250 of the most exceptional civil trial lawyers in Allegheny County – of which Brendan was one of the youngest members ever admitted.  Brendan has been repeatedly named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars and for the past several years has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

As passionate as he is about the client’s he works for, Brendan’s greatest joy comes from spending as much time as possible with his high school sweetheart and wife, Lacey and their three sons, Nathan, John and Owen.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (10%): Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017

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About Brendan Lupetin

Admitted: 2005, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.meyersmedmal.com/pittsburgh-attorney-brendan-lup...

Honors/Awards:

  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2017
  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2015
  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2016
  • Top-rated medical malpractice lawyer as determined by Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2018
  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2014
  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2013
  • Named by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Star, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2012
  • Named a top lawyer in the state by Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, https://profiles.superlawyers.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/lawyer/brendan-b-lupetin/d3145a07-4f2a-4caa-89bd-7b78596e0628.html, 2019
  • Named to Top 15 Verdicts in Pennsylvania for 2014 (with Greg Unatin), Top 15 Verdict in the State of Pennsylvania, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Toastmasters International
  • Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit: Member, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania: Member, 2006
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Member, 2005
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1.8 million settlement in medical Medical Malpractice case involving a delayed diagnosis of skin cancer (co-counseled with Attorneys Jerry Meyers and Gregory Unatin)
  • $1 million settlement of wrongful death medical malpractice case regarding failure to monitor a patient in the post-anesthesia care unit.
  • $5 million settlement for wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit involving a botched esophageal surgery.
  • $6 million settlement in Medical Malpractice case involving delayed diagnosis & treatment of a neck fracture that resulted in the patient becoming quadriplegic (co-counseled with Attorney Jerry Meyers)
  • $1 million settlement in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice case
  • $1.35 million settlement in Reckless Driving case – Sample v. Vrudney
  • $2 million settlement in Personal Injury case – Fitzgerald v. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania et al
  • $304,000 jury verdict for a woman injured when she slipped and fell on black ice in Allegheny County. The jury’s award was comprised entirely of pain and suffering damages
  • $6.3 million jury verdict in Product Safety case – Brand Marketing Group v. Intertek NA (co-counseled with Attorney Gregory Unatin)
  • $2.1 million jury verdict in Slip & Fall case – Horton v. Target Corporation
  • $2 million jury verdict in botched gall bladder removal surgery (co-counseled with Attorney Gregory Unatin)
  • $1.7 million awarded in a settlement of insurance bad faith, legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit secured on behalf of a small local trucking company

Representative Clients:

  • Represented Shawn Fitzgerald a 46-year-old gas line worker who was severely injured on the job., 2017
  • Represented Brand Marketing Group, a small, locally-owned business. , 2014

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Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2000, 2000
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Juris Doctorate, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Children
  • Consumers
  • patients
  • Plaintiffs

Comments

  • “Willing to try cases that matter and will put his heart into all of them.”
  • “I have had the privilege of working with Brendan for nearly one-year. Based on what I've learned from Brendan during this time, it feels like we've worked together much longer. I have not yet met another attorney who dedicates as much time and effort to the benefit of his clients, both present and future. For present clients, Brendan works day and night to "move the case" as we say, making sure Complaints are filed, every important fact is exposed, and the case is moving toward resoltion, all without delay. Brendan has his foot on the accelerator, but drives towards trial or settlement with the utmost caution. A master of the focus group, Brendan strives to isolate the weaknesses of every case, and finds a way to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Brendan manages to dutifully achieve his daily obligations while always focusing on improving his performance at the next deposition, the next focus group, the next mediation, or the next trial. He appreciates all that can be learned from great trial attorneys, and is a student of their teachings. But, Brendan is also a "super" trial attorney, and great teacher as well.”
  • “I am co counsel with Brendan on a case and was impressed with his ability to think on his feet. Very good client relations.”
  • “Working with him as a co counsel. Extremely intelligent and innovative in his approach to the law.”
  • “outstanding and dedicated trial attorney”
  • “Brendan is one of the best trial attorneys in the city of Pittsburgh. He obtained two seven-figure verdicts within a year, and handles a wide-variety of cases.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Brendan B. Lupetin

707 Grant Street, Suite 3200
Gulf Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 4122814100

Fax: 412-281-4111

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Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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