John A. Bass is a Member of the Health Care and Long-Term Care Group at Burns White, focusing his practice on medical malpractice and nursing home defense. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Bass has successfully defended hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in a wide range of matters in both common pleas and appellate courts of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bass is actively involved in the legal community in many ways. He is an appointed member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, as well as a board member of the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, a nonprofit, public interest law firm serving individuals and families in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties. In addition, Mr. Bass is a former member of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Civil Division Council.

Outside of the legal community, Mr. Bass serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Network, an organization that provides education and athletic activities for handicapped youth and adults. He also is on the board of the Lee W. Bass, M.D., Community Pediatric Lecture Series Endowment, which supports programs on behalf of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Bass graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1988 and received a B.A. in History from Emory University in 1984.

Areas of Law

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Long-Term Care Litigation
  • Professional Licensing

Education

  • Duquesne University (J.D., 1988)
  • Emory University (B.A., 1984)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Honors/Awards

  • Recognized annually on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® lists since 2009
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2017 for Medical Malpractice Law Defense
  • Selected for the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellows Program

412-995-3122
jabass@burnswhite.com

Four Northshore Center
106 Isabella Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212

 

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