Joshua P. Geist

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Goodrich & Geist, P.C.
 | 3634 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-712-7318
Fax: 412-766-0300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., Joshua P. Geist focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firm's office in Pittsburgh. In that regard, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of Pennsylvania who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Mr. Geist's cases have included medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, animal bites, nursing home neglect, sexual assault, premises liability, and car, truck and motorcycle accidents, and he has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury verdicts for his clients. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Raised in Pennsylvania, Mr. Geist majored in political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and he received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1997. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Geist has represented personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs for his entire career. He co-founded his present firm in May 2012.

Mr. Geist is an active participant in several legal organizations. A past president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, he is the current president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and sits on its board of governors, and he is also an invited member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. Mr. Geist is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Wrongful Death

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

Focus Areas

Wrongful Death

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012

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About Joshua Geist

Admitted: 2000, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.goodrichandgeist.com/firm-approach/attorney-josh...

Honors/Awards:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2006 – 2012
  • Leadership Scholarship, Elon University, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
  • University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Auto Law Section, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2005 - 2009
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, President, 2018 – current
  • President Elect, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 – 2011
  • Treasurer, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2000 - Present
  • Member, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2010 - 2012
  • Executive Committee, Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Fellow, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2010 - Present
  • Secretary, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - 2009
  • Chair - New Lawyers Section, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2004
  • President, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Vice President, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2003 - Present
  • Leadership Scholarship, Elon University
  • Pennsylvania, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trial of UIM Case, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, 2011 - 2012
  • Auto Law, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2006 - 2012
  • Frequent Writer/Speaker, Personal Injury Topics, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • "Auto Law Update", PaTLA Civil Litigators Update Seminar, October 9, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Update of UM/UIM Cases", PaTLA Auto Law Seminar, December 5, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "New Arbitration Rules", PaTLA Telephone Seminar, September 30, 2003, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Investigation of Premises Liability Case", PaTLA Premises Liability Seminar, November 14, 2003, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Update of UM/UIM Cases", PaTLA Auto Law Seminar, December 3, 2003, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Bad Faith in UM/UIM Cases", PaTLA Hot Issues in UM/UIM Seminar, July 10, 2004, Hershey, PA
  • "Injury Cases at Casinos", PBI Seminar, Gaming Law: PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act of 2004, October, 29, 2004, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Quarterly Update of the Law", PaTLA Quarterly Update Telephone Seminar, February 1, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Quarterly Update of the Law", PaTLA Quarterly Update Telephone Seminar, May 1, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Quarterly Update of the Law", PaTLA Quarterly Update Telephone Seminar, August 1, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Quarterly Update of the Law", PaTLA Quarterly Update Telephone Seminar, November 1, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "UM/UIM Discovery", PaTLA Auto Law Seminar, July 9, 2005, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Settlement Strategies", WPTLA Chicken Soup for the Trial Lawyer's Soul Seminar, March 2, 2006, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "UM/UIM Case after Koken", PaTLA Auto Law Strategies Seminar, November 30, 2006, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Pitfalls and Landmines: Liens, Subrogation and Joint Tortfeasor Releases", PaTLA Seminar, March 20, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Trying a Case", Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Seminar, March 27, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Auto Law Update", PaTLA Annual Update for Civil Litigators Seminar, October 9, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "UM/UIM Cases after Koken", PaAJ 26th Annual Auto Law Seminar, April 29, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "UM/UIM Cases after Koken", PaAJ Auto Law Strategies Seminar, November 24, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Coordinating the Automobile Case and the Workers' Compensation Settlement", PBI Who Pays: Workers' Comp Issues Impacting Your Auto Accident Case Seminar, February 23, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Journey to the Unknown, Trial of the UM/UIM Case", WPTLA Seminar, June 13, 2011, Greensburg, PA
  • "Journey to the Unknown, Trial of the UM/UIM Case", WPTLA Seminar, December 20, 2011, Beaver, PA
  • "How to Use Depositions and Videotaped Depositions", PBI Taking and Defending Depositions Seminar, March 23, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA
  • "Journey to the Unknown, Trial of the UM/UIM Case", WPTLA Seminar, March 30, 2012, New Castle, PA
  • "UM/UIM Cases after Koken", Auto Law, December, 2008, PaAJ
  • "Bad Faith in UM/UIM Cases", Hot Issues in UM/UIM, July 10, 2004, PaTLA
  • "Hot Off the Wire", quarterly article of recent appellate cases in Pennsylvania involving various personal injury topics, The Advocate, 2001 – 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, Dean's List, 1997
Office Location for Joshua P. Geist

3634 California Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: 412-712-7318

Fax: 412-766-0300

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Last Updated: 2/27/2019

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