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Richard J. Schubert was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. As a lifelong resident of the area, he gained an extensive amount of experience from some of the most prestigious trial court lawyers and workers' compensation attorneys in Pittsburgh and other parts of Western Pennsylvania.


Attorney Schubert became the managing partner of a top personal injury law firm in Pittsburgh, and after being with the firm for a period of time, he decided that he wanted to open his own law firm. He sought to represent clients in an atmosphere that fostered a more individualized experience, where he could give his clients the personalized representation that they deserved.


For 34 years, Richard Schubert has been practicing personal injury law, and he has thousands of satisfied clients to his credit. In 2006, Attorney Schubert established Alpern Schubert P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys, along with Chuck Alpern.

About Richard J. Schubert Pittsburgh, PA, Injury Attorney

Licensed / Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts:

  • All Common Plea and Appellate Courts in Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

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Richard was admitted to the State Bar of Pennsylvania in 1980, and he has been trying cases in both federal and state courts since that time. He has had great success in representing clients in many different types of cases that include automobile accidents, medical negligence, slip and fall cases, defective product cases, and any other types of personal injury cases. The settlements and verdicts that he has won for his clients during his tenure have exceeded $1 million. Whether you need a Pittsburgh, PA personal injury lawyer, an auto accident attorney, or a work injury lawyer to seek compensation for your case, Richard J. Schubert can provide the aggressive representation that you need and deserve.


Richard has an extensive amount of experience in representing individuals who have been injured in work-related accidents as well. He has successfully represented thousands of injured workers who live in or near Western Pennsylvania. He works diligently to help clients who have suffered total and partial disabilities in the workplace. Oftentimes, work injuries can involve claims against other companies or individuals, in addition to workers’ compensation claims. Attorney Schubert has a great deal of experience in both areas, so he is able to provide his clients with other avenues that may enhance their chances of getting compensation for both claims.


Attorney Schubert is highly reputable as a quality trial lawyer throughout the State of Pennsylvania. He obtained certification as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1999. To receive this prestigious certification, he needed an extensive amount of trial court experience, recommendations from peers, judges, and adversaries, and he also had to complete a written exam that involved questions related to ethics and legal ability. He was recertified in 2004 and again in 2009, and he is proud of his accomplishments. This is a very exclusive certification, and only a limited number of attorneys in Pennsylvania have achieved the status. Richard felt that he had to make the effort to get the certification so that his prospective clients would feel secure in knowing that they would be receiving top-quality legal representation when he was hired to handle their legal matters.


Richard has been a key leader in multiple trial lawyer organizations as well. In addition to serving on the Pennsylvania Board of Governors for the last three decades, he has also served in all executive positions of the organization. He served as president from 2003 to 2004. Before taking on state positions, Attorney Schubert was a Trial Lawyers Association of Western Pennsylvania Board Member, and he still remains in that position to this day. He was president from 1993 to 1994, and he served in all executive offices of the organization during the 1980’s.


Attorney Schubert is a member in good standing of the prestigious Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and he served on its Board of Governors as well. This organization is limited to 250 trial practitioners whose principal office is located in Allegheny County. Admission is by nomination and approval of the membership. It requires recommendations from judges and peers who are familiar with candidates’ qualifications and experience. Considering that there are over 8,000 lawyers in Allegheny County, membership in this organization is a real privilege.

Areas of Practice:

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of practice on litigation cases

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1980

  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983

  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania, 1980


  • Duquesne Undergrad Cum Laude School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J.D., 1980

  • Duquesne University, BA, 1977

National Board of Trial Advocacy:

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, 1999, re-Certified, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 1993 – Present

  • Board of Governors

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 1980 – Present

  • Workers’ Compensation Committee

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1980 – Present

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 1981 – Present, President, 2003-2004

  • Board of Governors, 1983 – Present

  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 – Present, President, 1993-1994

  • Board Member, 1982 – Present

Contact Alpern Schubert P.C. today at 412-765-1888 for all of your Pittsburgh, PA personal injury needs. Whether you need a car accident lawyer, a truck accident attorney, or an attorney if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help.