Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. ranked in 2015 "Best Law Firms"

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms by its ranking in the 2015 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Dickie McCamey received a national rank in four practice areas and a regional rank in 28 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2015 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence and consistently high ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and extensive legal expertise.

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Pittsburgh's 2015 "Lawyer of the Year"

J. Lawson Johnston

2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Railroad Law

Robert J. Marino

2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Insurance Law

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.

2014 Top Workplace Award

Employment and Labor Law

Fourth consecutive year DMC is included on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s list of "Top Workplaces"

"For any organization, one key to long-term success is whether the reality of the workplace environment for its staff members matches the perceptions held by its leaders."

Jeffrey T. Wiley

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Terri Imbarlina Patak

Terri Imbarlina Patak

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.