Jay N. Silberblatt Jay N. Silberblatt is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Allegheny College where he received Departmental Honors in American Studies. He earned his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980 where he served as a Senior Writer on the Law Review.
Jay has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section and as Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is Zone 12 Governor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a member of its House of Delegates, and is the Chair of its Professional Liability Committee. Jay is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a select group of the top trial lawyers in Allegheny County, where he has been active on its Professionalism Committee and has served as Chair of its Electronics for the Litigator Committee and its Website Committee.
A third generation Pennsylvania lawyer, Jay has lectured on a variety of topics throughout the state and has authored numerous articles for legal periodicals. Jay routinely employs the latest methods in his case preparation techniques, always placing himself on the “cutting edge” of legal technology.
In addition, Jay’s legal career has been distinguished by his certification as a Civil Trial Advocate and a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a credential enjoyed by only a handful of lawyers in Western Pennsylvania.
Throughout his many years of practice, Jay’s clients have relied upon him for specialized legal advice and his ability to communicate the complex aspects of the law in understandable language.
Merle Kramer Mermelstein Merle Kramer Mermelstein is a 1982 graduate of Cornell University. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1985 where she was awarded the Order of the Barristers.
Merle has served as President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. She has served as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Court Rules Committee, and the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She has served as the Chair of the Sole and Small Firm Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. In addition, Merle is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, recognition of her status as one of the top trial lawyers in Allegheny County, and she currently serves on its Board of Governors and is a member of its Long Range Planning Committee.
Merle frequently lectures to lawyers throughout Western Pennsylvania on trial techniques and insurance issues and frequently is published in various legal journals on her litigation techniques.
Merle is well known for obtaining outstanding results for her clients and is respected by her peers as an excellent advocate. As importantly, Merle demonstrates tremendous compassion and commitment to her clients.
Successful, Experienced, Prepared to Go the Distance