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Terry C. Cavanaugh

Senior Counsel
Union Trust Building, Suite 700
501 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 803-3477
(412) 803-1188 - Fax

With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Terry focuses his practice on the defense of professionals in medical and health care malpractice claims. He also continues to support other matters in associated areas of litigation including civil rights, general liability, product liability, insurance coverage issues, liquor liability and commercial litigation.
Terry frequently lecturers on trial tactics and the defense of medical claims and has written articles of interest to physicians, lawyers, nurses and administrators in the health care field. From 2005 through 2017, he was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Terry has also been awarded an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Terry is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also a member of various other bar associations, the Defense Research Institute and affiliated sections of these professional organizations devoted to trial work and malpractice claims. 
Terry graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1969 with a B.A. in English and Political Science and he received his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972.

Past Employment Positions

  • White & Williams


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA (J.D., 1972)

  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (B.A., 1969)

    Major: English and Political Science 

Areas of Practice


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1972)
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1973

Associations & Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 2010

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