Cynthia M. Danel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Edgar Snyder & Associates, LLC
 | US Steel Tower, 10th Floor, 600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-391-2101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Cynthia Danel has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. She made the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers, from 2005-2017. Attorney Danel has also been honored on the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania from 2008-2017. In addition, she was included on the list of Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011-2017 and the list of Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh from 2009-2017.

She was voted for inclusion in the 2011-2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on rigorous peer review, and was selected as their 2012 "Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year." Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Attorney Danel is a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, limited to fewer than 3,500 Fellows. Membership is by invitation only.

Attorney Danel has tried numerous cases to verdict before a jury and has tried numerous insurance arbitration cases in Allegheny County and counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. She has mediated and settled hundreds of cases, resulting in substantial recoveries for her clients. She has also successfully argued appellate (relating to appeals) cases before both the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

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About Cynthia Danel

Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2011 - 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • "Pittsburgh Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America®, 2012
  • Alumni Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certification as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President & President's Club Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association  
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge participant in the Allegheny County High School Moot Court Competition, the University of Pittsburgh Moot Court Competition
  • Former Chairperson, High School Essay Contest, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, and the Pennsylvania State University Career Counseling Panel

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • No Fee TV: Winter Accidents
  • No Fee TV: Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death
  • No Fee TV: What to Do After an Accident
  • No Fee TV: Slip and Fall Accidents
  • No Fee TV: Preventing Spring Injuries
  • Attorney Danel is a frequent lecturer for both local and state trial attorney organizations. She has lectured on numerous topics including changes in the law on automobile insurance, demonstrative evidence, and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage issues. She is often interviewed about injury law and has appeared in numerous television, radio, and print news features. 

Educational Background:

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, B.A. in Speech Communication, 1971
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, M.A. in Speech Communication, 1975
Office Location for Cynthia M. Danel

US Steel Tower, 10th Floor
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-391-2101


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Last Updated: 10/5/2017

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