David Ira Ainsman, Retired Founder

David I. Ainsman, now retired, co-founded our firm along with Partner Richard Levine in 1993 and served as the firm’s President until retiring in 2022. Throughout his career, he practiced in a number of areas to meet the needs of clients in the Pittsburgh area, including civil litigation and appeals, legal malpractice, business and commercial law, and many more. Now, our firm practices primarily in the field of personal injury law.

Mr. Ainsman graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh before obtaining his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law in 1977. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar in 1977 and earned admission to the U.S. Federal Courts Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in the same year.

Volunteering his legal skills to the local community in Pittsburgh, Mr. Levine previously served as a board member of the Hunger Services Network and as a board member of PLEA. He was also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Devoted to sharing his knowledge and experience, Mr. Levine has led seminars on uninsured/underinsured motorist law. He was also an adjunct faculty member for the Pitt Law School Mock Trial Course at the University of Pittsburgh.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1981-1982
    • Honors: Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Comments Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
    • B.A. – 1978
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: English Literature

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990

Classes & Seminars

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law, NBI, 2001-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty Pitt Law School-Mock Trial Course, University of Pittsburgh, 2011-Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Vice President, Congregation Poale Zedek, 2015 to Present
  • Board Member- PLEA, 1994 to 1999
  • Board Member-Hunger Services Network, 1987 to 1999


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member, 2005 to Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1992 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Retired