Areas of Practice

Education

  • Villanova University (B.A., cum laude, 1990)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1993

Associations & Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Pittsburgh Claims Association

Honors & Awards

Daniel W. Deitrick

Shareholder
Union Trust Building, Suite 700
501 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 803-1181
(412) 803-1188 - Fax
dwdeitrick@mdwcg.com

Daniel devotes his practice to the defense of workers' compensation and federal black lung matters. He represents sports manufacturing companies, trucking companies, hospitals, nursing homes, school districts, vehicle manufacturers, hotels, restaurants, electronics manufacturers, construction companies, public transportation entities, grocery/retail stores and mines.

Daniel successfully defended a workers' compensation fatal claim involving a motor vehicle accident by demonstrating that the decedent claimant was not an employee of his client for the purposes of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, while also establishing that the decedent claimant was not in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the fatal accident. Daniel also successfully defended against a claimant's allegations of entitlement to the maximum temporary total disability rate for a compensable injury by proving that the time-of-injury average weekly wage was properly calculated pursuant to Section 309 (d.1) of the Workers' Compensation Act. See Collier v. WCAB (PRS/Engles Trucking), 805 A.2d 1267 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2002).

In 1990, Daniel graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor's degree in political science. He then attended Duquesne University School of Law and was awarded his juris doctor in 1993. Since beginning his practice, Daniel has focused on the litigation of insurance defense, workers' compensation and federal black lung cases.

Representative Cases

  • Barnes v. WCAB (Midland-Ross. Corp.), 684 A.2d 1107 (Pa.Cmwlth. 1996) 

  • Collier v. WCAB (PRS/Engles Trucking), 805 A.2d 1267 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2002) (app. denied, 818 A.2d 505 (Pa. 2003)) 

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 18, 2018

  • Bad Eggs: Defending Injuries Stemming from Violence in the Workplace, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2017

  • Understanding Medical Records, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, October 19, 2016

  • Local Government Pension Management Best Practices and Updates, October 10, 2014

Published Works

  • “Employer’s Future Subrogation Rights Under Section 319 of the Workers’ Compensation Act Limited by Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2019

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1993 J.D.)

  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania (1990 B.A.)

    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society 

Past Employment Positions

  • Keisling, Schmitt, Coletta & Deitrick, P.C., partner/shareholder