James R. Hartline, Esquire
James R. Hartline, Esquire
P: (412) 338-4756
E: jhartline@dmcpc.com

For the past 40 years Jim Hartline has represented the interests of physicians, hospitals, nurses, long-term care facilities and other allied healthcare providers in professional liability litigation, licensure matters and staff privilege disputes throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania. His experience extends to product liability litigation, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, personal injury and insurance coverage/bad faith issues. Mr. Hartline has been a frequent consultant and lecturer to healthcare providers on the topics of risk management, documentation, patient communication and medical malpractice litigation. He has provided numerous in-service presentations to physician groups, hospital medical and nursing staffs, administrators, medical societies, and home care agencies. He has successfully tried to verdict numerous professional liability matters and has been named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," a distinction enjoyed by only five percent of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, membership to which is extended only to litigators who have demonstrated outstanding ability and experience in their fields.


  • Gettysburg College, B.A., cum laude, 1972
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1975, Executive Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review

Court Admissions

  • The Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Attorney I.D. 21299
  • United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Rated A.V. in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Pennsylvania Court "Super Lawyer"
  • Volunteer for Family Hospice of Pittsburgh