Jerry I. Meyers

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: 412-281-4100
Fax: 412-281-4111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Founder and managing partner of the Pennsylvania law firm of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin, L.L.C.  Jerry Meyers has focused his entire 40+year legal career exclusively on medical malpractice cases. He was the first trial lawyer in Pittsburgh to concentrate solely on medical malpractice law.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Meyers worked in hospitals for nearly a decade as a corpsman and then as a respiratory therapist. During that time, he saw countless patients harmed by medical negligence. A problem-solver who desired to make a difference in the way medicine is practiced, he went to law school and graduated with his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Miami in 1975.

Mr. Meyers is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. Named in Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who in American Law, he also holds Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent* rating and was selected by the National Trial Lawyer Association  as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Has been recognised as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer each year 2004 to present.

Mr. Meyers has lectured at various medical schools and teaching hospitals. He also teaches at continuing legal education seminars.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (100%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2019

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About Jerry Meyers

Admitted: 1975, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.meyersmedmal.com/pa-attorney-jerry-meyers/

Honors/Awards:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County,  Martindale-Hubbell AV rated
  • Selected by the American Association for Justice as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1993 —  Editions
  • Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi, former Navy Hospital Corpsman, Respiratory Therapist, University of Miami, 1967 - 1973

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Executive Office and President,  Medical Malpractice Advisory Task Force Western Chapter Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - 1989
  • Charter Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1994
  • U.S. Western District, 1975
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1987-1991
  • ATLA Leadership Forum
  • Medical Legal Committee, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1987-1991
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • Western Chapter President, Medical Malpractice Section, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Race to Any Place
  • Alex de Toucqueville Society and ten-year sponsorship of the Hartwood Show Jumping Festival for benefit of the Parental Stress Center
  • Neighborhood Legal Services – Equal Justice Under the Law Campaign and Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign
  • United Way of Allegheny County
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2005 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty -"Finding and Presenting Evidence in Personal Injury Cases" sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Philadelphia PA, 1988
  • Faculty - "Continuing Legal Education Program Series - Screening of medical malpractice case" sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (presented in Greensburg, PA), 1988
  • Course Planner and Moderator - "Anatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer" sponsored, by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988
  • Faculty - "The Litigator and The Personal Computer" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988
  • Faculty - "Pennsylvania Emergency Room Medical Malpractice" sponsored by the Professional Education Systems, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, 1989
  • Faculty - "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice -Vicarious & Hospital Liability Theories" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990
  • Faculty - "Family Law: Litigating to Win" The Expert and Equitable Distribution" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA and Harrisburg, PA, 1991
  • Faculty - "Preparing & Trying the Medical Malpractice Case" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992
  • Faculty - "Preparing & Trying the Medical Malpractice Case" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Lecturer – “Medical Malpractice Seminar – Discovery Strategies,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006
  • Faculty - Mercy Health System of Altoona, 1995
  • Faculty - "Discovery: Unveiling the Mystery" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Faculty - "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PAm, 1993
  • Faculty - "Continuing Legal Education Program Series - Screening of medical malpractice case" sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (presented in Butler, PA), 1990
  • Faculty - University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, Health Law Clinic, 1996
  • Meyers, J.I. and Titelman, W.A.K., "The Semantics of Crisis," The Barrister, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Volume XV, Number 2, Summer, 1984
  • Faculty - “HOUSE BILL 2210,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part 1”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, September 1999
  • Lecturer – “Preparing and Trying a Medical Malpractice Case,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Birth Injury Case, Part II", Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, January 2000
  • Faculty – “Malpractice in the E.R. – Medicine, Law and Tactics,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluating the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Case”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, February 2000
  • Meyers, J.I., "Evaluation of the Anesthesia Case – Failure to Maintain a Patent Airway", Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, August 2000
  • Lecturer – “The Nuts and Bolts of Medical Malpractice Cases,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
  • Meyers, J.I., “Evaluation of a Brain Injury Case (after birth)”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, December 2000
  • Lecturer – “The Pap Smear Case – A Plaintiff’s Perspective,” sponsored by the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, San Antonio, Texas, 2005
  • Speaker - Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Convention, Hershey, PA, 1979
  • Lecturer - “The Plaintiff’s Perspective on the Investigation and Management of Cervical Cancer Cases,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Meyers, J.I., “Understanding the Tumor Doubling Defense”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Newsletter, April 2001
  • Lecturer, "Audit Trail Roundtable", Precise Litigation Technologies, 2010
  • Meyers, J.I., “The perspective of a plaintiff's attorney in dissembling the art of medicine as it relates to the interpretation and management of cervical smears”, Amer J Clin Path, Pathology Patterns Reviews Vol. 116, No. 6 (Suppl 1), December 2001
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar - "Electronic Medical Records", Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
  • Faculty - Medical-Legal Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado sponsored by Pittsburgh Institute of Legal Medicine, 1980
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Update Seminar - "Follow the Audit Trail", Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
  • Faculty - Medical-Legal Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado sponsored by Medical-Dental-Legal Group approved for continued medical education credit - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar - "Electronic Medical Records - Follow the Audit Trail", Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer - Teaching Rounds - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Neurology Service, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar - "Follow the Audit Trail", Pennsylvania Association for Justice , 2013
  • Lecturer, "Facebook Discovery in Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2013
  • Speaker - Conference "Current Topics in Respiratory Care" sponsored by Centralized Hospital Service, Greensburg, PA, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Update - "Electronic Medical Records", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014
  • Speaker - Continuing Education Program for nurse anesthetists "Medical-Legal Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia" sponsored by Centralized Hospital Service, Greensburg, PA, 1982
  • Lecturer, "Another Trip Down the Audit Trail - EHR, e-Discovery", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
  • Faculty - Conference "Treatment Strategies, Advances in Radiotherapy, Techniques" sponsored by Continuing Education Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1983
  • Lecturer, Ninth Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar, "Electronic Medical Records", Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer - Geisinger Medical Center - Medical Legal aspects of Radiation Therapy - What the Technologists Need to Know, 1985
  • Lecturer, "The Medical Malpractice Practitioner's Tool Kit", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2016
  • Course Planner and Moderator - "Anatomy & Medicine for the Trial Lawyer" sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 1986
  • Faculty - "Preparing and Proving the Medical Malpractice Case" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1987
  • Faculty - "Continuing Legal Education Program Series - Screening of medical malpractice case" sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (presented in Butler and Johnstown, PA), 1987
  • Faculty - "Civil Litigation Update" sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Hershey, PA, 1987

Representative Clients:

  • Kevan Berkovitz, a minor, vs. United States, 486 U.S. 531, 108 S.Ct. 1954, conducted underlying litigation on this and numerous other polio vaccine cases. Landmark decision limiting discretionary function exception

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A, 1971
  • University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1975
Office Location for Jerry I. Meyers

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

Phone: 412-281-4100

Fax: 412-281-4111

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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