Richard M. Rosenthal

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
Fax: 412-391-2180
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile


Attorney Richard Rosenthal has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. He was selected as one of their “2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law.”

He also made the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® from 2006 - 2018. Based on the results of the Super Lawyers selection process, Attorney Rosenthal was listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2010-2018 and as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh for 2008-2018.

He was voted for inclusion in the 2010-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, an honor based on rigorous peer review. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Attorney Rosenthal, the firm's Co-Managing Partner, is a former Senior Deputy Attorney with the Tort Litigation Unit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General. In over 35 years of practicing law, he has represented both defendants and plaintiffs. Because of his experience, Attorney Rosenthal teaches courses to trial attorneys and engineers on identifying and handling cases involving hazards on roadways and in construction zones.

He also has secured numerous large settlements and verdicts for clients seriously injured due to dangerous roads, construction zones, tractor-trailer accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), elevators and escalators, and other accidents.

*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 - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Richard Rosenthal

Admitted: 1978, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-2019
  • "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law," Martindale-Hubbell
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • President's Club Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • For nearly 20 years, Attorney Rosenthal has lectured to engineering groups and attorneys on roadway defect and premises liability cases involving local and state governments.
  • Rules of the Road: Fundamentals of Auto Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Panelist and Presenter)
  • Attorney Rosenthal teaches courses to other trial attorneys on how to best represent cases involving roadway defects and premises liability. These courses are provided through the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
  • Presenter at the 28th Annual Auto Law Seminar, Governmental Liability in Vehicle Accident Cases, Premier auto insurance seminar, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Workers Compensation, No Fee TV
  • Construction Zones and Roadway Defects, No Fee TV
  • Recurring presenter at the Western Pennsylvania Family and Survivor Support Group Brain Injury Association Symposium
  • Brain Injuries, No Fee TV
  • Transportation Board of the National Academies – “Manage Safety and Risk on Energy-Impacted Local Roads Now or Testify in Court Later” 
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Plaintiff's Perspective, Pennsylvania Bar Institute


  • Numerous substantial settlements arising from tractor trailer accidents
  • Numerous large settlements arising from dangerous conditions of governmental roadways and dangerous construction zones that caused or contributed to a client's injuries
  • Received large settlements arising from representing people injured on elevators or escalators
  • Numerous substantial settlements and verdicts arising from personal injury claims involving auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, and general liability claims

Educational Background:

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, 1974
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Office Location for Richard M. Rosenthal

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

Phone: 412-391-2101

Fax: 412-391-2180

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Last Updated: 8/13/2019

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