Cynthia M. Danel

Cynthia M. Danel

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Recognized since 2011

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation
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Attorney Cynthia Danel has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. She was selected as a 2018 Woman Leader in The Law, based on The Martindale AV Rating system. She made the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers, from 2005-2019. Attorney Danel has also been honored on the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania from 2008-2018. In addition, she was included on the list of Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2011-2018 and the list of Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh from 2009-2018.

Attorney Danel is a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, limited to fewer than 3,500 Fellows. Membership is by invitation only.

Attorney Danel has tried numerous cases to verdict before a jury and has tried numerous insurance arbitration cases in Allegheny County and counties in Western and Central Pennsylvania. She has mediated and settled hundreds of cases, resulting in substantial recoveries for her clients. She has also successfully argued appellate (relating to appeals) cases before both the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania.

  • US Steel Building, 10th Floor
    600 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Duquesne University, J.D., graduated 1981
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia, The West Virginia State Bar
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy - Board-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County - Member
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy - Civil Trial Advocate
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Board of Governors
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers - Member
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association - Past President & President's Club Member

Edgar Snyder & Associates
Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

9 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Pittsburgh (2012)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012 "Pittsburgh Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year"
  • 2004 Outstanding Alumni Award, Pennsylvania State University
  • Named an Alumni Fellow, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2018 Woman Leader in The Law
  • 2011-2019 Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2005-2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2008-2018
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2009-2018
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Personal Injury Litigation


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