2012-02-16


Fitzgerald Nominates Andrew F. Szefi as County Solicitor

Contact:Amie M. Downs, County
412-350-3711 office
412-327-3700 cell

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that he has nominated Andrew F. Szefi, Esq. as County Solicitor.  Mr. Szefi’s name was submitted to County Council today for consideration and confirmation.

“I am proud to nominate Andrew Szefi as the Allegheny County Solicitor and look forward to his service to our county,” said Fitzgerald.  “Andy is an excellent lawyer with an outstanding reputation in this community.  He brings a wealth of experience to the table and, I am confident, will be a strong leader of the law department and great asset to our county.”

A partner in the firm of Goehring Rutter & Boehm, Mr. Szefi is a member of the firm’s Municipal Law, Litigation and Real Estate Practice groups.  Szefi has extensive experience in a variety of litigation fields, including municipal, real estate, employment discrimination, eminent domain and construction law.  He also works extensively with municipal and real estate development clients in the areas of zoning and land use, including the representation of zoning hearing boards and municipal governments.  Additionally, Szefi has represented both school district and private clients in real estate assessment appeals, gaining extensive knowledge and familiarity with all aspects of the county real estate assessment process.

A graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Szefi earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond where he was a University Scholar.  He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is an active and licensed member in good standing of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  Szefi is married to Melissa Gilmore Szefi and resides in Mt. Lebanon with their three children.

The Allegheny County Solicitor is the chief legal officer of the county and also serves as the director of the Law Department.

Pursuant to the Administrative Code, Szefi’s appointment will need to be confirmed by a majority of the seated members of County Council.  His nomination will receive first consideration at Council’s February 21st meeting.

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