Dianne S. Wainwright
Ms. Wainwright graduated from Washington & Jefferson College and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.
Ms. Wainwright has extensive litigation experience handling a wide variety of civil cases including representing accountants, engineers, professional land surveyors, insurance agents, insurers and stock brokers in professional liability matters. Ms. Wainwright has defended/represented accountants in actions involving IRS investigations/tax matters, Grand Jury investigations, business valuations, governmental compliance audits, and annual financial statement audits. Additionally, Ms. Wainwright represents engineers in building and design disputes; and she has represented both contractors and sureties in numerous construction claims. She has handled numerous UM/UIM coverage disputes and related arbitrations. In addition to handling civil matters in both the federal and state courts, Ms. Wainwright has litigated and mediated numerous claims filed before the National Association of Securities Dealers and the American Arbitration Association. More recently, Ms. Wainwright has represented accountants before the State Board in disputes involving discipline and compliance.
Ms Wainwright received the Bronze Star Medal for her service in the 1991 Desert Storm Campaign as the Commander of the 630th U.S. Army Transportation Company. She remains active in Veterans organizations including the American Legion, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Ms Wainwright volunteers with numerous non-profits and serves as a Board Member for Youth Places, a non-profit corporation serving the needs of urban youth in Pittsburgh.
- Washington & Jefferson College (B.A., 1986)
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1990)
- 1990 Pennsylvania
- 1990 United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
- 1990 United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- 1999 United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
- Distinguished Military Graduate Award, Washington & Jefferson College
- Bronze Star, Desert Storm Campaign
- Commander, 630th Army Transportation Company
- Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (U.S. Army Reserve)
Professional Memberships and Activities:
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Western Pennsylvania Women’s Bar Association
- American Legion
- American Legion Auxiliary
- Youth Places (Board of Directors)
- Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association (Secretary)
- Mt. Lebanon Community Relations Board
Presentations and Speaking Engagements:
Penn State, Greater Allegheny Campus, Certified Public Accountant CPE series: Avoiding malpractice and reducing risk (Greentree, Pennsylvania).
Penn State, Greater Allegheny Campus, Certified Public Accountant CPE series: Avoiding malpractice and reducing risk (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania).
Penn State, Greater Allegheny Campus, Certified Public Accountant CPE series: Avoiding malpractice and reducing risk (Monroeville, Pennsylvania).
Penn State, Beaver Campus, Certified Public Accountant CPE series: Responding to Third-Party Inquiries and discussions concerning risk reduction (Monaca, Pennsylvania).
Presentation to the West Virginia Public Accountants Association annual meeting and conference, Wheeling, West Virginia, Avoiding Accounting Malpractice.
CAPE: Continuing education for professionals (attorneys, brokers, insurance sales agents). Case law update and discussions regarding risk reduction in firm management (Monaca, Pennsylvania.)
CNA Special seminar series for Certified Public Accountants; Malpractice Risks: Navigating the New Frontier, professional liability insurance program (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Mutual Marine Offices seminar series: Accounting Malpractice and Case Law update (New York, New York).
Penn State, Beaver Campus, Monaca, Pennsylvania Fall 2010 CPA Continuing Education Series: Ethics and professionalism, risk reduction in your practice and case law update.
CNA Webinar for CPAs, Audit and Quality Control Update. (CPAs from across the United States participating.)
Areas of Concentration
- Professional Liability
- Construction/Surety Litigation
- UM/UIM Coverage Litigation
- General Liability