Breakdown of Practice Areas:
80% Personal Injury Law
10% Business/General Civil Law
10% Government Law
Joseph M. Gaydos, Jr. founded this Firm in 1987, as "Law Offices of Joseph M. Gaydos, Jr." The Firm located in Mckeesport, PA concentrated in Personal Injury Law as well as the General Practice of Law. In 1992 The Firm moved to White Oak Pa. where it remains today. Over the years we have maintained Pittsburgh offices , however, the great majority of our clients prefer to meet in the suburbs at our White Oak offices. Of course, since the main focus of this Law Practice is Personal Injury Law we recognize that a great number of our clients are too injured to come to us. In those cases we will travel to the client to see them.
In 1992, Joseph M Gaydos, Sr. Joined the Firm after retiring from The United States Congress as a Representative of the 20th Congressional District. The Firm name was Changed to "Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates". Then retired Congressman Joseph Gaydos Sr. remained with the firm handling Governmental Relations until 1994 when he retired for the second and final time!!
In 2010, The firm became a "Professional Corporation" "Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates, P.C." Throughout the history of this firm it has remained primarily a Personal Injury Law Firm representing injured people. However our strong ties to Government remain as is evidenced by a number of positions held by our Attorneys.
Joseph M. Gaydos Jr. has represented as, Solicitor or Special Counsel, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Township of North Versailles, Township of South Park, The Borough of Bethel Park, the Bethel Park Municipal Authority and The County of Allegheny. He was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board where he served two four year terms as a hearing board member and Chairman. Mr Gaydos Jr. is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; the Allegheny County Bar Association where he serves on the Bench Bar Committee; the Fayette County Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the Federal District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania and is authorized to Practice Law before the Supreme Court of The United States of America.
Mr Gaydos Jr. is an avid Sportsman that Fishes, Shoots, Hunts. He travels extensively and has done much travel on Motorcycles both on this and other continents. He held a Pilots License for years . All of this varied experience helps Mr. Gaydos Jr. to understand why or what happened in your personal injury situation. If you are in need of legal representation, call us today 412-678-7900 or fill out our easy to use case form on our home page.. Let us "Give you the attention you deserve... the results you expect!!"
Breakdown of Practice Areas:
70% Family Law
30% General Civil Litigation
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Michael R. Potochny (“Mike”), a proud native of Western Pennsylvania, is an associate attorney at Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates, P.C. who handles the majority of the firm’s domestic relations practice. Mike zealously represents clients throughout the region and has successfully litigated matters involving divorce and equitable distribution, alimony and support, custody, relocation, paternity, adoption and termination of parental rights.
Mike understands that tensions often run high when clients are involved in domestic relations actions, and he takes pride in his ability to quickly assess cases so that his clients can make informed, educated decisions. Outside of the courtroom, Mike spends a considerable amount of time negotiating marital settlement agreements and custody consent orders so that his clients can move forward confidently toward the next chapter of life.
In addition to family law, Mike has experience representing clients in both state and federal courts in a variety of civil matters, including those that involve breach of contract, enforcement of mechanics’ liens, and personal injury.
Mike, a proud alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, earned dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications/Rhetoric before he returned to graduate with his law degree. During law school, Mike was certified by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve as a legal intern for the Allegheny County Family Division pro se clinic, where he regularly argued custody motions on behalf of indigent parties.
Mike lives in the South Hills with his wife, Alyssa, and two Shih Tzus, Wyatt and Maggie. When he is not in the office or courtroom, Mike enjoys spending time with friends and family, supporting the Pittsburgh Pirates, and playing tennis.
Weston Pesillo received his B.A., cum laude, from Susquehanna University in 2009. In 2017, he earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Weston sat for the Pennsylvania Bar Exam in July 2017 and is currently awaiting his results.
While in law school, Weston served as an editor of the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law & Commerce. He heavily focused his coursework toward civil litigation and was recognized with a CALI award for excellence in the course of Federal Courts and Litigation. Before joining Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates as a law clerk, Weston worked as a law clerk for the Law Firm of Swensen & Perer in downtown Pittsburgh.
Weston is an avid sports fan who enjoys golf, running, football and basketball. He currently lives in Bloomfield with his girlfriend.
Teri Quiggle is the Legal Secretary for the White Oak office. She is responsible for making appointments, maintaining and coordinating schedules, providing administrative support to our attorneys and Paralegal. Prior to joining Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates, Teri worked in the communications industry and has over 35 years experience in operations and administrative positions.
Sheri Campbell serves as both a Legal Assistant and Business Manager for Gaydos, Gaydos & Associates, P.C. As Business Manager, Sheri oversees the firm's daily operation and administrative function, including financial management, human resources, and facilities management. As a Legal Assistant , Sheri works closely with the Personal Injury division where she assists attorneys throughout all stages of the litigation process. Sheri maintains close relationships with our clients and makes herself accessible with respect to their individual treatment statuses and plans of care.