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Clark Hill Thorp Reed lawyers exemplify the firm’s commitment to hard work, high ethical standards and dedication to client service. Our attorneys practice in diverse areas of law, and combine a multidisciplinary approach to solving legal problems. The bottom line: Clients of Clark Hill Thorp Reed benefit from attorneys whose expertise and commitment deliver effective client outcomes and superior legal service.

G. Daniel Carney

Of Counsel

412 394 7779 Office
412 394 2555 Fax

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

G. Daniel Carney, formerly a litigation partner and the Litigation Department Chairman, has been with Clark Hill Thorp Reed since 1966. He previously focused his practice in products liability, medical device, toxic tort, railroad, and commercial litigation. Dan now serves the firm in an Of Counsel relationship, consulting on firm litigation, consulting with various in-house committees, and assisting the firm with issues involving ethics and professionalism. In addition, Dan is a FINRA Arbitrator Chairman Qualified. For several years, most recently in 2011, Dan has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor bestowed upon the top five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers. Recently he was named to Pittsburgh’s Top Lawyers for 2012.


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1962
    Law Review
  • B.S.S., John Carroll University, 1959

Professional / Civic Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Emeritus, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Life Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Past Presidents’ Committee
  • Former Chairman, Specialization Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • Former Chairman, Review and Certifying Board of the PBA
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Former Member, Board of Governors
  • Former Delegate, PBA House of Delegates
  • Recipient, PBA Special Awards: President’s Award - Outstanding Service to Continuing Legal Education, 1987-88; President’s Award - Outstanding Service Making Lawyers’ Certification a Reality in Pennsylvania, 1992-93
  • Past President, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Former Chairman, ACBA Bench Bar Conference Committee
  • Recipient, ACBA’s Philip Werner Amram Award, 2001
  • Recipient, ACBA's Professional Award, 2005
  • Former Chairman, ACBA Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Former Member, ACBA Finance Committee, Headquarters Committee, and Long Range Planning Committee
  • Former Vice President (Southeast Region), National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (1994-95)
  • Former Member, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Advisory Group, Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990
  • Former Member, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Court Annexed Voluntary Arbitration Committee Adjunct Settlement Judge
  • Participant, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County’s Special Master’s Program
  • Congregation of the Passion, St. Paul of the Cross Province, Director of Office of Mission Fulfillment (Award of St. Paul of the Cross, 2000)
  • Vice President and Board of Directors, Lifeline of Southwest Pennsylvania
  • Former Chairman, Mt. Lebanon Municipality’s Civil Service Board
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of the Pauline Auberle Foundation
  • Former Lawyer Coach, Pennsylvania Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School
  • Former Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Professional Practice Standards Committee
  • Former Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Multijurisdictional Practice of Law Task Force
  • Board of Directors, SCNSC Properties Inc., St. Clair Hospital
  • Member, St. Paul’s Monastery Advisory Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, and past President, St. Thomas More Society
  • Recipient, St. Thomas More Award, 1999
  • Former Advisory Board President, Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School
  • Recipient, Diocese of Pittsburgh "Manifesting the Kingdom" Award, 2002
  • Recipient, Catholic Charities "Champions of Justice" Caritas Award, 2003

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Illinois (Dormant); Supreme Court of Ohio (Dormant)

Publications / Presentations

  • Presentations on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual Program seminars in 1999, 2001 and 2003
  • "Construction Site Litigation Issues, Ethics, Hypothetical Considerations and Authorities", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998 and 2001
  • Chapter, "Litigating Construction Site Injuries," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • Presentations on Product Liability Issues- Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lecturer: "Allegheny County Bar Association; Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • "Punitive Damages Issues and Economic Law Doctrine," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 1996
  • "Liability of Component Part Manufacturers Learned Intermediary Doctrine Sophisticated User Defense," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1994
  • "Hedonic Damages," National Economic Research Associates, Inc., 1994
  • Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Manual, Editor 1991, Revised in 1993 through 2010
  • "Damage Issues in Toxic Tort Litigation," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Toxic Tort Litigation Seminar, 1989
  • “The Husband-Wife Privileges of Testimonial Nondisclosure," Northwestern University Law Review 56, May-June 1961