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Richard J. Joyce

Attorney Richard J. Joyce and his law firm representinjured pejoyce_frame1ople throughout the Western Pennsylvania region. Attorney Joyce and the law firm of Joyce & Bittner represent persons injured in a wide variety of situations including automobile, truck and other vehicle accidents, trip and falls, injuries caused by household products or tools and injuries caused by nursing home neglect or abuse.

Attorney Joyce has also been engaged in criminal defense litigation involving a range of criminal matters including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and license suspension matters.

Attorney Joyce formerly held the position of Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Pittsburgh and Assistant Chief in the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Safety.

The Pittsburgh personal injury attorneys at Joyce & Bittner represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Bedford County, Clarion County, Lawrence County, Indiana County, Cambria County, Washington County, Westmoreland County, Beaver County, Butler County, Fayette County, Somerset County, Greene County, the South Hills and North Hills communities, Greensburg, Mount Lebanon, Monroeville, Peters Township, Upper St. Clair, Altoona, Sewickley, Uniontown, Cranberry, Waynesburg, Breezewood, and New Castle PA. Our lawyers also represent criminal defense and traffic ticket clients in Allegheny County and elsewhere in western Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Highway/Road Defects
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bike Accidents
  • Product Liability Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Toxic Torts
  • Premise Security
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985


Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1981

Honors: Chairman, Appellate Moot Court Board, 1981
The American University, Washington, District of Columbia
B.S. – 1977

Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 1981 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Pittsburgh, Assistant City Solicitor, 1983 – 1986
  • City of Pittsburgh, Assistant City Solicitor, 1989 – 1993
  • Office of Professional Responsibility, Department of Public Safety, City of Pittsburgh, Assistant Chief, 1986 – 1989


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