Ernest J. Pribanic

Top rated personal injury attorney in White Oak, Pennsylvania

Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC
Ernest J. Pribanic
Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2014

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC

1735 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA 15131 Visit website


Ernest J. Pribanic is a personal injury attorney at Pribanic & Pribanic in White Oak, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pribanic handles personal injury matters involving motor vehicle negligence, defective products, medical malpractice, medical negligence and other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients in Pittsburgh, throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide.

Over his years as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Pribanic has obtained major recoveries for personal injury victims. He provides dedicated and compassionate legal representation, effectively advocating for the rights of his clients through negotiation or litigation.

Mr. Pribanic graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. He went on to earn his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, graduating with summa cum laude honors. He holds a license to practice law before all Pennsylvania state courts.

Recognized for his accomplishments as a trial attorney, the organization The National Trial Lawyers included Mr. Pribanic on its “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2019 and its “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list in 2020. He is also included on the “Top 100” list of the publication America’s Top 100 Attorneys. He is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the American Inns of Court and various honor societies. 

Staying involved in his legal community through membership in professional organizations, Mr. Pribanic belongs to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He is the author of an article for The Legal Intelligencer and a former guest lecturer at Duquesne University School of Law.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects

  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 60% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2014, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)
  • American Inns of Court
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Pennsylvania, 2014  
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
Educational Background:
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Education, Honors: PY Teacher’s Certification, 2008
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Major: English Literature, 2007
  • Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Inducted into Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County 2021
  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers 2020
  • Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2019
  • Super Lawyers 2018, 2019, 2020
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
  • Law Scholarship for Excellence 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 100% tuition
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Louis L. Manderino Honor Society
  • Pi Gamma Mu National Honors Society, Inducted 2006
  • Member of Duquesne’s National Trial Team 2013-2014:*American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Semi Finalist- 2013 *Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition-2014
  • Sigma Tau Delta National Honors Society, Inducted 2006  
  • Law Scholarship for Excellence 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 100% tuition
  • CALI Awards for highest grade in class section: Admiralty Law, Electronic Discovery, Legal Research and Writing, Expert Evidence, and Criminal Procedure
  • $550,000.00 Motor Vehicle Crash, 2020
  • $1,915,000.00 Wrongful Death, 2019
  • $900,000.00 Motor Vehicle Crash, 2018
  • $10,000,000.00 Medical Malpractice, 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest lecture on the subject of expert witnesses in litigation. , Guest Lecturer , Expert Evidence , Duquesne University School of Law , 2021
  • Article addressing the need for and methods of undermining a common defense in medical malpractice litigation., Author, Halitosis, BMI and Medical Noncompliance as a Recurring Defense in Med Mal, The Legal Intelligencer, 2021

Office location for Ernest J. Pribanic

1735 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA 15131

Phone: 412-672-5444


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2023

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