About Kenneth J. Nolan
Attorney Ken Nolan has 39 years of experience practicing law, initially defending personal injury cases and, for the last 14 years, representing injured persons.
Attorney Nolan has succeeded in achieving numerous large settlements for clients who were injured in tractor-trailer accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, road construction accidents, roadway defect accidents, pedestrian accidents and construction accidents. He also has experience in cases involving boating accidents, bicycle accidents, school bus accidents, product liability, premises defects, DUI, dog bites and attacks, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, municipalities, the state, and defamation. He has represented the estates of deceased persons in wrongful death matters, as well as accident victims who sustained orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries, internal injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, severe burns, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and other catastrophic injuries.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers -- for 2011 through 2020, an honor awarded to the top five percent state-wide lawyers.
Best Lawyers in America -- he was voted for inclusion in the 2012 through 2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America, an honor based on rigorous peer review. Corporate Counsel has called Best Lawyers ‘the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Super Lawyers, 2019.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum -- membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million-dollar settlements. Fewer than one percent of U.S. lawyers are members.
AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on peer reviews of legal ability and general ethical standards.
National Litigator of the Year Award by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, two-time winner.
- 1980, Pennsylvania
- 1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
- 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- 2000, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School Attended
- Duquesne University
Class of 1980
- University of Pittsburgh
Class of 1977
Associations & Memberships
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
- American Association for Justice
Hobbies & Interests
- Attorney Nolan has been a lecturer in continuing education seminars involving municipal law and trials involving low-impact motor vehicle accidents.