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. George’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, civil rights litigation, and various other civil litigation matters.
George 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, George 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 been selected by his peers to be included in the 2019 publication of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been included in the publication for the last eight 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. George has also again been selected to be included in the 2019 publication of Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers” which includes attorneys who have been nominated and evaluated based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
George is active in a variety of community and charitable organizations, including the Lupus Foundation of America.