Attorney Maggie Cooney

Maggie is a trial attorney with experience in medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, personal injury, FELA, insurance bad faith, and long-term disability appeals.

Maggie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania—her hometown. Maggie then moved to Pittsburgh and graduated magna cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Maggie is the Western District Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Chair for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the PGH Equality Center. Maggie is a coach for Duquesne Law’s Trial Advocacy program, coaching student teams to annual national mock trial competitions. Maggie lives in East Liberty and enjoys camping, supporting local theatre, and exploring Pittsburgh’s “foodie” scene.

In law school, Maggie was twice a regional semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition as part of Duquesne’s Trial Advocacy Team. She was a senior staff editor for the Duquesne Law Review, and was a research assistant for three professors in the areas of higher education, scientific evidence, and Pennsylvania grand jury practices. Maggie co-founded the law school’s first LGBTQ+ student organization. She received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards recognizing her achievement of the highest overall grades in the courses Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure & Drafting, Legal Researching & Writing, Trial Advocacy, and Pennsylvania Civil Procedure. Upon graduation, Maggie was inducted into the Order of Barristers for her “outstanding achievement in moot court.” Maggie was selected by faculty to receive the Kandy Reidbord Ehrenwerth Award for demonstrating “a keen sense of ethics, a devotion to the law, a concern for the underprivileged, and a general commitment to the social issues affecting society.” Maggie was also awarded the Lynette Norton Memorial Award for demonstrating “academic excellence, skills in oral advocacy through moot court programs, and a keen sense of ethics and professionalism.”

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