Our Team

Joni M. Mangino

Member, President

Asbestos Litigation – Over 30 years of experience in defending asbestos litigants.  Licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and New York.  Defended manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, employers, premise owners in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York and acted as National and Regional Counsel for various clients.

Employment Litigation – Defended various employers in discrimination suits, wrongful termination, wage and hour litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Also counsel employers and clients on employment practices.

Institutional Liability – Defended major religious organizations and non-profits in lawsuits alleging physical, mental and/or sexual misconduct or abuse.

Personal Injury – Defended products liability, toxic tort, premises liability, professional liability and motor vehicle and transportation accidents. Tried a variety of lawsuits to verdict in virtually all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

AV® Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale Hubbell since 2000


  • Undergraduate:
     Westminster College (Pa)., B.A., 1980
  • Law School:
     Duquesne University School of Law (cum laude), 1985
    • Law Review


  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • 1986-1995 – National Association of Insurance Women
  • 1987-1995 – Pittsburgh Claims Association
  • 1992-2000 – Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1985-Present – Member, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
  • 1996-Present – Member, West Virginia Bar Association
  • 1996-Present – Member, Monongalia County Bar Association
  • 1997-Present – Member, Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2003-Present – Member and Liaison for The Harmonie Group
  • 2004-2007 – Board of Governors, Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2006-Present – Member, Defense Research Institute
  • 2017 – Present – Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities

Venue Experience

  • State trial courts and administrative agencies in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio
  • Pennsylvania appellate courts
  • Federal District Courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania Multi District Litigation

Previous Experience

  • 1985-1988 – Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Associate Lawyer
  • 1980-1985 – Chubb and Son Insurance
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Claims & Litigation Supervisor
  • A founding member of Zimmer Kunz, PLLC and Vice President of the Board of Directors from 2010 – present

Significant Matters

  1. Litigated products liability and asbestos cases in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio before State and Federal Courts
  2. Litigated Federal Court actions filed against Defendants by the EEOC for alleged discrimination practices
  3. Managed and negotiated thousands of cases for multiple clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and served as National and Regional Counsel
  4. Tried employment discrimination cases under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act before Federal Court
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