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Constantine  J. Passodelis


Professional Liability and Health Care Law
Products Liability
Life Sciences, Drug and Device Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Residential Real Estate Litigation


Bucknell University B.A., 1989

University of Pittsburgh J.D., 1992


Pennsylvania, 1992

West Virginia, 1993

Ohio, 2002

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

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Constantine J. Passodelis
Founding Partner
Tel: 412-315-7272
Fax: 412-315-7273
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As a Founding Partner at JonesPassodelis, Dean maintains a national presence representing clients facing complex business, regulatory, and litigation challenges in the state and federal courts in many jurisdictions.  Acting as national, regional and local counsel, Dean represents large and small businesses, corporate relocation providers, healthcare entities, clinical laboratories, life science companies and product manufacturers.  


JonesPassodelis, PLLC, Founding Partner, June 2011-Present
Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, P.L.L.C., 1992-2011  
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1992; in West Virginia in 1993; in Ohio in 2002.  Also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of West Virginia.


  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member, Board of Governors, 2019-2021
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • MEDMARC, 32nd Annual Medical Device Seminar, 2019 Outstanding Advocacy Award Recipient, Lost Pines, TX, June 5-7, 2019
  • MEDMARC, 31st Annual Medical Device Seminar, Participant/Speaker, Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, NM, June 13-15, 2018
  • MEDMARC, 27th Annual Medical Device Seminar, Moderator, Panel Discussion:  "Defending Products Liability", Vail, CO, June 2014
  • American Heart Association, Member, Executive Leadership Team, Go Red for Women, 2013 – Present
  • MEDMARC, 26th Annual Medical Device Seminar, National Attorney of the Year Recipient, Del Mar, CA, June 2013
  • Duquesne University, Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Forensic Fridays Seminar Series, Panelist, "The Science and Law of product Liability Cases"; Speaker, "The Federal Preemption Hurdle and the Science of the Medical Device Approval Process", September 2010
  • MEDMARC, 23rd Annual Medical Device Seminar, Panelist, "Defending Life Science Drug and Devices:  Rx for Success", Isle of Palms, SC, June 2010
  • CONTACT Pittsburgh, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2010
  • CONTACT Pittsburgh Annual Fundraiser, Event Chair, 2008-2009
  • North Allegheny Soccer Boosters Inc., Treasurer, 2016-2018


  • 2019 Outstanding Advocacy Award, Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company
  • 2013 Defense Lawyer of the Year, Medmarc Casualty Insurance Company
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition 2006, 2007