DAMIAN, AMATO & START  

        

James D. Amato | Richard F. Start | Zane A. Madden




Richard F. Start

Richard F. Start graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1978. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1981, and has been associated with and a partner of this law firm since his graduation from law school. Mr. Start has tried and settled cases worth millions of dollars as well as won many verdicts in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny and Beaver County and in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He has also argued cases in front of the Appellate Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, he serves as the solicitor of numerous Boroughs, Townships, Cities, School Districts, and a local College.

Current Employment Position:
Principal
 
Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law
Criminal Law
DUI/DWI
Divorce

Employment Law - Employer
Estate Planning
Family Law
Insurance Law
Litigation and Appeals
Medical Malpractice

Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
Municipal Law
Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Probate and Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
School Law
Social Security - Disability
Traffic Violations
White Collar Crimes
Wills
Workers' Compensation Law
   
 
Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1982
 
Education:

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981, Juris Doctor

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978, Bachelor of Arts
 
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pennsylvania State Bar Association