Location: Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Phone: 412-261-2620
Email: Email Me

Karesa Rovnan focuses her practice in the area of medical malpractice. In law school, Karesa was an articles editor for The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Law Review. She also served as a teaching assistant for the Director of Legal Writing, assisting with first-year legal writing classes.

During her final year of law school, Karesa devoted a significant amount of her time to working in the Law School’s Health Law Clinic. There she practiced as a certified legal intern representing low-income individuals in Social Security Disability and guardianship hearings. She was selected by law school faculty to be awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award for her work at the Clinic.

Karesa completed law school with honors, being appointed to the Order of the Coif.

Since graduating law school, Karesa has dedicated her practice to working for injured victims of negligence and professional malpractice. As a first-generation college graduate who was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, it is important to her to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Being a member of a small law firm allows her to give personal attention to her clients from start to finish. Karesa’s number one goal is to make sure her clients are not only compensated for their injuries but to help ease her clients’ journeys through the legal process.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania, 2012
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2012

EDUCATION
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. – May, 2012, cum laude
St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania
B.A. – May, 2008
Honors College, Departmental Honors in Political Science and History

HONORS AND AWARDS
Selected for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Lead Counsel Rated, Medical Malpractice, 2015-present
Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award, 2012
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2012
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Law Review: Articles Editor, 2011

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
American Bar Association
Served on the ACBA Bar Leadership Initiative, 2014-2015
Served on the Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Partnership, 2013-2014

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Biancheria & Maliver, PC, Medical Malpractice Associate
Portnoy & Quinn, LLC, Associate