Chester A. Dudzinski

Chester A. Dudzinski

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(412) 563-2080

Chester A. Dudzinski, Esquire, graduated from Allegheny College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988. A member of all Pennsylvania State Courts and the United States District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, he also is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Dudzinski is a member of the Transportation Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the Defense Research Institute, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, and the P.B.A. division on Civil Litigation. Mr. Dudzinski is also a member of the of the Trucking Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute, the Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy and the Transportation Lawyers Association. He is on the Board of Directors of Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group, Inc. and RIG Packaging, Inc.

Mr. Dudzinski served as law clerk to the Honorable John F. Bell of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, and has worked in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. His practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation in the areas of transportation litigation, premises and retailers’ liability, products liability, commercial litigation, motor vehicle litigation, insurance law, toxic tort claims, general liability and casualty.

Mr. Dudzinski frequently presents seminars on issues ranging from premises and retailers’ liability, transportation litigation, general casualty litigation and insurance law.

Mr. Dudzinski volunteers as the Chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Golf Tournament Committee and is an official for USA Swimming, also serving on the House of Delegates of Allegheny Mountain Swimming, an LSC of USA Swimming.

An Erie, Pennsylvania, native, Mr. Dudzinski resides with his wife Linda, sons Kyle and Ryan, and daughter Brittany, in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • DRAM Shop Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Motor Carrier
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctorate - 1988
  • Allegheny College
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Transportation Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable John F. Bell of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, Law Clerk
  • Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office
  • Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group, Inc, Board of Directors