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Hon. Robert J. Cindrich

T 412-577-5221

    Hon. Robert J. Cindrich is counsel in the Firm's Business Services and Litigation Departments.

    Judge Cindrich also serves as president of Cindrich Consulting LLC, which he opened after serving as senior advisor to the president, senior vice president and chief legal officer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for seven years. In these roles, Judge Cindrich advised UPMC's senior management and board of directors on key corporate governance, strategic business issues and biosecurity initiatives. Prior to joining UPMC, Judge Cindrich served on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania beginning in 1994.

    Judge Cindrich also has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and at the Duquesne University School of Law. Prior to being named to the bench, he served as chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 1992-93; United States Attorney, Western Pennsylvania District, 1978-81; Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County, 1970-72; Assistant Public Defender, 1968-70. While in private practice, he served as defense counsel in business and commercial litigation.

    He was a Specialist IV in the United States Army Reserves from 1968-71, after which he was a staff sergeant for the United States Air Force Reserves.

    Pro Bono

    • Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Participant
    • University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics Criminal Justice Task Force Participant


    • Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, Trustee, 2012-present
    • Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Chair, 2010-2013, Current Member
    • UPMC Mercy Hospital, Board of Directors, Member, 2008-2015
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Board of Visitors, Past Chair, Current Member
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation, Board of Directors, Past Member
    • UPMC Passavant Hospital Board of Directors, Member, 2001-2002
    • South Side Hospital, Board of Directors, Chair, 1992-2006
    • UPMC, Board of Directors, Member; Audit Committee, Chair, 2001-2004
    • Amen Corner Board of Directors, Past Chair
    • Variety Club of Pittsburgh Board of Directors, Past Member


    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Wittenberg University, A.B., History/Political Science

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania

    Professional Affiliations

    • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Board of Directors, Member, 2012
    • Mylan Inc., Board of Directors, Member, 2011
    • Zapproved, Inc., Board of Directors, Member, 2011
    • 21st Century Biodefense, Inc. Board of Directors, Chair
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Adjunct Professor
    • Duquesne University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
    • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Academy of Trial Lawyers of the Allegheny County, Member
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    • American Inns of Court, Member

    Other Distinctions

    • Jaycee Man of the Year in Law and Government
    • Variety Club Pride of Pittsburgh Award
    • The Joseph F. Weis, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
    • University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Legacy Laureate Award