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University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. (1987)

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, B.S. (1984)

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Howard A. Chajson


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Howard A. Chajson is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and Co-Chair of the Health Law Business Group. He concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with a particular emphasis in medical malpractice defense. He also practices in the area of appellate law.

In his medical malpractice work, Mr. Chajson represents physicians, practice groups, and hospitals through their insurance carriers, self-insured programs, and directly. He has defended a wide spectrum of medical cases involving such diverse areas as anesthesiology, colon and rectal surgery, endocrinology, emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, toxicology, transplant surgery, and general and trauma surgery. In addition, he also handles credentialing, peer review, and general counseling on behalf of his health care clients. Mr. Chajson has 29 years of jury trial and appellate court experience.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Litigation Counsel of America™, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 2010:  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2011–2018

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1987), cum laude; Order of Barristers; National Moot Court Team; Law Review (Comment and Note Editor)
  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (1984), Economics