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Alan Silko is the founding partner of Silko & Associates, P.C., and has had a very active practice as a civil litigation trial attorney, as corporate counsel for many small to mid-sized corporations, as an insurance coverage and defense counsel, and also representing select injured plaintiffs. Mr. Silko’s practice has been focused entirely on providing guidance to his clients on how to effectively and efficiently resolve and avoid disputes. He has built an outstanding representation among his peers as a fierce, honest, and compassionate advocate for his clients, and as a lawyer who always makes himself available to his clients to ensure not only that they are receiving the best possible advice and counsel, but also that they have a very clear understanding of the issues, the processes, and the strategies for handling their important legal matters. Mr. Silko has achieved the highest possible ratings ( AV Preeminent and 5 out of 5) from his lawyer peers and from his clients through the Martindale-Hubbel rating service, which is a testament to his ability to treat others with respect and courtesy, and his willingness to bring about fair and prompt resolutions for his clients.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Silko has advised small to mid-sized corporations on commercial and business matters, and also has handled countless complex multi-million dollar personal injury cases, including cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, toxic
torts, products liability claims, and property damage claims. He has also handled complex insurance coverage matters and insurance bad faith claims related to commercial and personal lines and employment practices policies. Additionally, for his entire career, Mr. Silko has actively engaged in representing both employers and employees by providing advice and representation in matters including termination, severance, non-compete issues, statutory compliance, and litigation. Mr. Silko has been an active trial lawyer for more than 30 years, and has tried numerous cases to verdict in Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in both the State and Federal Courts. He is well respected for his ability to handle all aspects of litigation, and particularly his ability to handle complex matters in an effective and efficient manner.
Mr. Silko was born and raised in Monessen, Pennsylvania. He attributes his work ethic to the examples set by his Italian and Hungarian immigrant grandparents, who endured many hardships without complaining, and by loving parents, who devoted their lives to raising their families to achieve a higher standard of living. At all times, Mr. Silko remains grateful for the sacrifices that others have made for him, and he likes to remind his clients to do so as well. Staying grounded in the values instilled by his family and many close friends, Mr. Silko is a lawyer and person in whom others feel very comfortable in placing their trust and confidence.
Mr. Silko attended the Pennsylvania State University, Saint Vincent College (B.S – Accounting) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. – 1986). He has participated in and coached athletics for his entire life. In addition to the countless hours of work, he also devoted many hours coaching and running the youth travel basketball program in South Fayette Township. Through coaching, he had the opportunity to help young players develop the same kind of solid work ethic, sportsmanship, and ethics that were such an important part of his own upbringing.
Mr. Silko and his wife (Beth) have enjoyed raising four children (Jessica, Joey, Adam, and Tommy). The oldest, Jessica, works as a lawyer at the firm after attending Penn State for both undergraduate and law school. Joey also works as a lawyer at the firm after Duquesne University
School of Law and attending Penn State for undergraduate. Adam has recently joined the firm after graduating from Pennsylvania State University School of Law in May 2018. Tommy has continued the family tradition and is currently an undergraduate student at Penn State. Despite his many professional obligations, Mr. Silko is particularly proud that he has always made time to enjoy the company of his family.