Jacqueline A. Koscelnik

Jacqueline A. Koscelnik

DeForest Koscelnik & Berardinelli

Recognized since 1997

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

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Jackie represents a variety of employers, including manufacturing and industrial companies, television stations, hospitals, and universities, in both federal and state courts as well as before government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the National Labor Relations Board, and numerous state and local human rights commissions. Her practice includes advice on affirmative action, union avoidance, reasonable accommodation, hiring practices, personal services contracts, employee discipline and termination issues, and on compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She drafts comprehensive employee handbooks, human resources guidelines, and affirmative action plans. She has been invited by employers on numerous occasions to speak to groups of employees and/or supervisors on topics ranging from union avoidance to sexual harassment.

In 1994 Jackie joined Walter DeForest in founding DeForest & Koscelnik, now DeForest Koscelnik Yokitis & Berardinelli. Jackie began her legal career as an Associate with Reed Smith Shaw & McClay.

  • Koppers Building, 30th Floor
    436 Seventh Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Allegheny College, BS
  • Duquesne University, J.D.
  • University of Rochester, BS
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, United States
  • West Virginia, United States

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Employment Law - Management
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Employment Law - Management, Pittsburgh (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
Special Focus:
  • Management
  • Best Lawyers - 2014 Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law - Management
  • Best Lawyers - Labor and Employment Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


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