Jon R. Perry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Rosen & Perry, P.C.
 | 437 Grant Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-281-4200
Fax: 412-281-2997
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jon R. Perry is an attorney with Rosen & Perry, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he represents personal injury victims, primarily those with medical malpractice claims. He also handles trucking, aviation, and serious automobile accident cases, product liability cases and  industrial accident claims.  

Mr. Perry has earned a reputation as a champion of victim’s rights and his battle with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare over a recipient’s obligation to repay benefits was named the 2008 case of the year in the State of Pennsylvania.  In 2013, Mr. Perry’s battle with an ERISA Plan culminated in a nationally monitored United States Supreme Court decision clarifying victims’ ERISA repayment obligations.  In 2015, Mr. Perry obtained a $32,000,000, the largest ever in Allegheny County for the death of a child.  Mr. Perry's trial skills and results have earned him national recognition in numerous editions of Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the World.    In 2005 through 2019 he was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor awarded to the top 5 per cent of the attorneys in Pennsylvania.  In 2008 through 2019, he was named one of  Pittsburgh's Top 50 Super Lawyers and a Top 100 in Pennsylvania.  Highly regarded by his peers, for many years, Mr. Perry has been included in The Best Lawyers in America* in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.   Mr. Perry was designated 2013 Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers' in America.  In 2015, he was designated Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.   In 2008, he was honored with The Duquesne University School of Law's Outstanding Achievement Award.  In 2009, Mr. Perry was honored with Duquesne University's prestigious Mind, Heart & Spirit award.   In 2012, Mr. Perry was honored with the Service to Society Award for career achievement and service from The Pennsylvania State University.   Mr. Perry's intellect and ethics earned him Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating.**  Mr. Perry maintains an active litigation practice and has been recognized for numerous multi-million dollar verdicts. 

After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1987, Mr. Perry earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1991. While in law school, he served as an editor for the Duquesne Law Review and was awarded the Tom and Rose Brennan McManus Scholarship. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Perry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th, 7th and Federal Circuits.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Perry teaches litigation as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also frequently lectures and develops course materials on medical malpractice and personal injury law. A member of several professional organizations, Mr. Perry belongs to the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also the co-founder of the Pennies From Heaven Keeping Families Together Fund, which provides assistance to parents in financial need so that they can stay with their sick children during long hospital stays.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**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
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 20%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Jon Perry

Admitted: 1991, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.caringlawyers.com/Attorneys/Jon-R-Perry.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Award
  • Duquesne University School of Law's Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Member, Golden Key Honor Society
  • National Speech & Hearing Pathology Award
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers' in America.
  • Martindale Hubbell's prestigious AV rating
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Diplomate Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Recipient, Thomas J. and Rose Brennan McManus Memorial Scholarship
  • Recipient, Renaissance Academic Scholarship
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • Named as one of  Pittsburgh's Top 50 Super Lawyers and a Top 100 in Pennsylvania.
  • Duquesne University's prestigious Mind, Heart & Spirit award
  • Magna Cum Laude, Duquesne University School of Law, 1991
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Executive Editor, Duquesne University Law Review
  • Lambda Sigma
  • Recipient Bayard D. Kunkle Academic Scholarship
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Service to Society Award for career achievement and service from The Pennsylvania State University
  • Recipient, Thomas J. and Rose Brennan McManus Memorial Scholarship

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member, Public Service Committee)
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (Member)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1991
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Pennies From Heaven Keeping Families Together Children's Charity (Founder)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founder, Pennies From Heaven Keeping Families Together Children's Charity.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Civil Procedure, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Lecturer, Litigation Practice and Procedure, Continuing Legal Education, Clarion University
  • Medical Malpractice Annual Update, Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Annual Meeting
  • The Nuts and Bolts of the Medical Malpractice Case. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Preparing Your Witness to Testify, Tips and Techniques to Win your Case. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)             
  • ER: Trying The Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Case. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice Litigation. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Medical Malpractice:  How to Win in Today's Environment. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Preparing Your Witness to Testify:  Tips and Techniques to Win Your Case.               (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Tough Trial Issues:  Dealing with Experts. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Annual Civil Litigation Update. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Annual Medical Malpractice Update. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Understanding Wrongful Death and Survival Claims. (Clarion University)
  • Avoiding Medical Malpractice. (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
  • Deposition Practice. PA Advanced Litigation, Skills for Paralegals
  • Overcoming Juror Bias. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Juror Bias and Presenting Persuasive Testimony. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Top Ten Medical Malpractice Issues:  What You Need to Know. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Bringing the Jury into Focus. (Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Linking Technology to Victory.  The Art of Preparing, Settling and Trying Cases in the Digital Age. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Current Issues in Medical Malpractice. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • The Brave New World of Medical Malpractice Litigation. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Maximizing your Client's Recovery in Challenging Times. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Advanced Topics in Medical Malpractice. (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Linking Technology to Victory. (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Successfully Litigating the Auto Accident (Pennsylvania Bar Institute)
  • Medical Malpractice Expert Testimony:  The Keys to Victory (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Strategic Decisions (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records (Lorman Educational Services)
  • Law Review: Duquesne University Law Review, Executive & Recent Decisions Editor, 1990 - 1991
  • Adjunct Professor, Litigation, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Demonstrative Evidence:  Show and Tell for the Jury. (Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Holgate v. W. Pa. Regional, 6 CA28748 (NLRB 1997)
  • Potkul v. Brandy, 731 A.2d 204 (Pa. Super 1998)
  • Numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000.00

Educational Background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, B.A., Honors: summa cum laude., Major: Speech Communication, 1987
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Comments

  • “Jon Perry is a well-respected personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh. I believe that Jon is very knowledgeable about medical malpractice and general personal injury law. From my point of view he has always been helpful and prompt in returning calls to discuss cases and the law.”

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

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Office Location for Jon R. Perry

437 Grant Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-281-4200

Fax: 412-281-2997

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Last Updated: 1/27/2020

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