James S. Vergotz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Attorney at Law
 | 9380 McKnight Road, Suite 106
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-366-4438
Fax: 412-366-0510
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James S. Vergotz founded his Pittsburgh law firm in 1989 in order to offer both individuals and business clients in Alleghany, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties and the surrounding areas in western Pennsylvania a wide variety of high-quality legal services. Today, armed with more than three decades of legal experience, Mr. Vergotz continues to provide representation and guidance to those who have legal needs related to the following:

·         Probate and Estate Administration

·         Estate Planning - Wills and Trusts

·         Elder law

·         General Civil Practice

Mr. Vergotz began his legal career in 1980 after earning his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and receiving his approval to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Pennsylvania's state courts, The Florida Bar has granted him admission, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Tax Court have also issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.

Over the course of a career spanning 37 years, Mr. Vergotz has built a reputation as one of Pennsylvania's most respected attorneys. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors. He has a "Very Good" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Vergotz is not only an accomplished attorney but also a valued member of the legal community. He is a member of numerous organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (30%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (30%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2011

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About James Vergotz

Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.vergotzlaw.com/James-Vergotz.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
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Office Location for James S. Vergotz

9380 McKnight Road
Suite 106
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone: 412-366-4438

Fax: 412-366-0510

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Last Updated: 10/5/2017

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