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  • We are featured in the Progress Section of the March 29, 2016 Butler Eagle.  Please review our feature.
  • View Attorney Dorothy Pentracosta’s Avvo Profile
  • Restoration is complete and we are back home in a finely restored Log House – Finally.  
    • Restoration of the Historic Log Cabin to commence March 2, 2015
      My beautiful building will undergo restoration for three months.  During that time I will be working from alternate space located at 1074 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA  16059.  Additionally, I will continue to meet clients where convenient and will arrange the same for client convenience.  When complete the building will be fully restored and ready to greet all who desire to enjoy its heritage.  I look forward to working with you during this time and thank you all for your continued cooperation and understanding.
  • Log Cabin Struck by Vehicle
    • On December 1, 2014 my beautiful Log Cabin was struck by a vehicle and sustained structural damage.  For now, I am able to access the Log Cabin.  I will post to the website to keep you apprised of the progress of repair and how to keep in touch as I will be required to find alternate space during renovation.
  • Shale Gas not reserved just by reserving “minerals”
    • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the decision that confirms that a deed reservation of “minerals” does not reserve the shale gas.  The decision confirms that, to reserve the shale gas, the deed must reserve “gas”.  The decision adds predictability to the shale leasing industry for land owners and leasing companies alike.
  • Son Required to pay mother’s Pennsylvania nursing home bill 
    • Mom did not pay her Pennsylvania nursing home bill, so the nursing home sued her son.  In April 2011 the local County Court held son responsible for his mother’s $93,000.00 nursing home bill — he appealed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court who refused to overturn.  On March 27, 2013 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied son’s request for appeal.  The son has struck out at every level of our Court system and is required to pay the bill.  Until the bill is paid or settled, the son has a judgment against his credit. Watch out Pennsylvanians, if your parents do not pay their nursing home bills the nursing home may come after you.
  • Medicare recipients may get physical, occupational and speech therapies even if no improvement expected.
    • In settlement of a class action lawsuit the U.S. Government agreed that Medicare recipients who have a skilled level of care requirement can may get therapy to prevent or slow deterioration of their condition even if no improvement in condition is expected. Link to Fact Sheet: Click here.
  • Featured in Pittsburgh’s Finest 2014 Series
    • Dorothy J. Petrancosta is conveniently located in Butler, Pennsylvania and serves clients in Butler County, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Venango County, Mercer County, Crawford County, Lawrence County and Erie County.