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Edmund L. Olszewski


(412) 995-5252
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707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

1025 Main Street
Suite 638
Wheeling, WV 26003


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1977

  • Member, Law Review

B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1973


Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2018-2020)

The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year 2019 distinction in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Edmund L. Olszewski is a partner in the Pittsburgh and West Virginia offices of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort and Health Care practice groups. He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability law, and toxic tort law, with a particular emphasis in civil litigation.

He has successfully tried dozens of cases in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, and Ohio in defense of claims ranging from the alleged manufacture of contaminated ostrich feed to alleged medical malpractice resulting in catastrophic birth injuries.  

Mr. Olszewski has obtained defense verdicts in asbestos cases tried in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Texas, including the defense of a major domestic corporation in a West Virginia Mass Trial involving over 8,000 plaintiffs and a multi-plaintiff Pennsylvania trial on behalf of a manufacturer of asbestos containing hot top products used in the steel industry. 

Currently his practice is equally divided between the trial courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 


West Virginia
Federal District Court of West Virginia
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania


Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section
Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
The West Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement

Shaler Emergency Medical Services (President and Chairman of Board of Directors)