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George Kontos

Adjunct Professor of Law
gkontos@kontosmengine.com

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George Kontos received his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1991.  Mr. Kontos’ practice focuses on medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury and various other civil litigation matters.

Mr. Kontos is a Fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group of the Bar’s most experienced and proficient litigators.  He has also served on the Board of Governors for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and is an active member of both the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.

Since 2006, Mr. Kontos has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, as a lecturer in Advanced Trial Evidence.  He has also guest lectured at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine covering a range of issues including the impact of managed care on the physician patient relationship, and issues concerning medical malpractice.  He has also taught various classes as part of the Pennsylvania Bar’s continuing legal education program, and has served as moderator for Allegheny County‘s “judicial roundtable” – an educational forum comprised of several prominent judges from the Western Pennsylvania area.

George is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is a forum of the top trial lawyers that have settled and or reached verdicts in excess of one million dollars. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum represents only 1% of attorneys in America.

George has also been selected by his peers to be included 2015 publication of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been included in the publication for the last five years. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.

Mr. Kontos is active in a variety of community and charitable organizations, including the Lupus Foundation of America.

Education
Degree: 
JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1991
Degree: 
BA, University of Pittsburgh, 1988