John DeAngelis
  • Founder, 1981
  • Senior Partner


Pittsburgh, PA





John R. DeAngelis is the founder of DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, he then received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Dayton in 1968 and graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1972.

John DeAngelis had previously been associated with Union National Bank and the firms of Watzman, Levinson & Snyder; Watzman, DeAngelis & Elovitz; and Lewis, Stockey & DeAngelis wherein he became a Partner in 1980.

Mr. DeAngelis founded DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates in 1981 as John R. DeAngelis & Associates. He served as Senior Partner until 2004, when he retired. Attorney DeAngelis had also been a part-time faculty member of the Community College of Allegheny County, teaching in the field of Labor Relations, as well as having the distinction of being elected to the Office of District Justice, PA Minor Judiciary from 1982 through 1988 in the Tenth and Eleventh Wards of the City of Pittsburgh. Mr. DeAngelis passed away in 2012.

Areas of Practice

  • Workplace Injuries
  • Social Security
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • University of Dayton
      • B.A. - 1968


    • Community College of Allegheny County, Part-time Faculty Member, Labor Relations

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • The American Bar Association, Member
    • PA Bar Association, Member
    • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Association of American Trial Lawyers and PA Trial Lawyers, Member
    • Wilkinsburg Community Action Association, Board of Directors
    • Allegheny East MH/MR, Life Trustee/Board of Directors
    • ACBA Fee Dispute Committee
    • ACBA Membership Committee
    • ACBA Board of Governors, Workers' Compensation Section
    • Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association
    • PA Bar Association, Judicial Inquiry & Review Committee
    • Zoological Society of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors
    • Central Catholic Viking Victory Auction, Executive Board
    • Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Board of Governors
    • American Legion Post 5 and the U.S. Power Squadron

    Past Employment Positions

    • Union National Bank
    • Watzman, Levinson & Snyder
    • Watzman, DeAngelis & Elovitz
    • Lewis, Stockey & DeAngelis


    • English
    • Italian