Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is proud to announce that 38 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). The firm, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has over 160 attorneys across seven states.

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Pittsburgh's 2015 "Lawyer of the Year"

J. Lawson Johnston



J. LAWSON JOHNSTON:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Railroad Law

Robert J. Marino



ROBERT J. MARINO:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Insurance Law

John E. Wall

JOHN E. WALL:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Best Lawyers® honors only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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DOMA Ruling Fails to Provide Clarity for Bankruptcy Law Cases

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania recently rejoiced when U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III declared both provisions of the state’s nearly 20-year-old ban on marriage between anyone other than a man and a woman unconstitutional. Their celebration continued when Governor Tom Corbett said he wouldn’t appeal the decision one day later.

There could, however, still be pitfalls ahead for Pennsylvania same-sex couples.

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Terri Imbarlina Patak


Terri Imbarlina Patak
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Can an employer require an employee to use paid time off during an FMLA leave?

Yes. The Family and Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for their own serious health condition, among other things. While an employer is not required to pay employees for a leave under the FMLA, they may require employees on leave to use their paid time off during the leave. This does not extend the time of the FMLA leave. Rather, the paid time off will run concurrently with the leave until one or both expires. If the paid time off runs out before the FMLA leave expires, then the remainder of the leave will be unpaid in most circumstances. Employers should be sure to designate the FMLA leave as early as possible even if it means making a provisional designation.