Margaret Pierce

/ Pennsylvania's Best Lawyers 2017

When a lawyer spends most of his time in the courtroom, he’s not afraid of going to trial. But according to Victor H. Pribanic, founding member of Pribanic & Pribanic, it’s also gratifying when that level of expertise and the work done to get to the courtroom help avoid a trial. In a recent case, Pribanic & Pribanic’s diligent trial preparation ended up resulting in a confidential settlement with General Motors.

"We were able to successfully settle a nationally prominent product liability case against General Motors, an ignition switch case," he says.

By "bringing to bear whatever legal skills are needed to win a case," the firm has an impressive track record of taking on and prevailing in extremely challenging cases. These include product liability, tractor-trailer and automobile crashes, medical negligence, and automobile defects.

A key reason for this success is an impressive team of legal professionals. Pribanic & Pribanic leverages its staff’s 100-plus years of combined experience to meet every possible client need. Highly skilled paralegals, a lawyer with a nursing degree, and lawyers who specialize in brief writing and appellate work make up a team that is a force to be reckoned with.

"Every case you try develops readily transferable skills," says Pribanic.

"The skills our team has developed over years and years in the courtroom are put to use in every case."

Because everyone works hard to stay current with legal and business developments in each practice area, the firm is always in peak form. Pribanic’s legal skills, in particular, contribute to the firm’s reputation. Highly respected by his peers, they voted him Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh four times in six years. And he’s earned high accolades once again as Best Lawyers 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in both medical malpractice and product liability.

The firm was ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in Pittsburgh by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2017 and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest legal ability and ethical standards. The value of these accolades isn’t lost on Pribanic, but he’s more interested in what they represent for his current and future clients.

"If someone has a serious case, they will get a great effort and a great outcome working with us," he says.