William B. Pentecost

Biography

Since joining Cipriani & Werner, Mr. Pentecost has devoted a significant portion of his practice to complex litigation, particularly in the areas of transportation, trucking, toxic torts and products liability.  Mr. Pentecost is an active member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute (Trucking and Toxic Tort Committees), American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.  He is peer-rated “AV (Preeminent)” by Martindale Hubbell. 

Mr. Pentecost is originally from Massachusetts and graduated from Providence College in 1992 with a major in accounting and, in 1996, he graduated first in his class from Duquesne University School of Law, where he served on the Duquesne Law Review and its trial and appellate moot court teams.  Mr. Pentecost has been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve since he enlisted in 1987 and is now serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the JAG Corps, which has him traveling regularly to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, where he leads a team of JAG officers.  Since 2008, Mr. Pentecost has been serving on a pro bono basis as the National Judge Advocate of the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, DC. He is also an active member of the Military Order of the World Wars and the Military Officers Association of America.  

Mr. Pentecost has practiced in multiple jurisdictions around the country over the years.  He is currently licensed to practice before all state courts within Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He is also admitted to practice before multiple federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey and the Northern District of Ohio.

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