ATTORNEYS

Brian Scott Dietrich

A member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Dietrich serves as an Arbitration Chairperson appointed in both the Delaware County and Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. He has been appointed by the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas as a Special Master and has successfully litigated arbitration matters before the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Dietrich is a member of the Delaware County and Montgomery County Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He has served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and, Treasurer of the Delaware County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and was honored in 1997 with the Delaware County Bar Association's Nicholas D. Vadino Award.

Mr. Dietrich graduated from Germantown Academy in 1980; received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursinus College, in 1985; and graduated from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, in 1989, with a Juris Doctor degree. While attending law school, Mr. Dietrich participated in the Cambridge University law program in Cambridge England. He is an instrument rated private pilot with extensive aviation experience and is active in civic and charitable causes throughout South Eastern Pennsylvania.  

Taylor R. Nicholas

A member of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mr. Nicholas graduated from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business with a B.S. in Business Economics in 2010. Mr. Nicholas earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University's School of Law in 2013, with a Major Concentration in Civil Litigation, and a Minor Concentration in Real Estate Law.  Mr. Nicholas is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Mr. Nicholas served as Regional Counsel for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel representing the Department of Human Services Medical Assistance (Medicaid) - Long-Term Care program from 2013 through December 31, 2018. In that capacity, he represented, the Department’s County Assistance Offices in BHA administrative appeals, Orphans' Court matters, and appellate litigation. He served as legal counsel for the Department Human Services’ Estate Recovery and Third-Party Liability Units, assisting the Department in the preservation of Medicaid liens. Mr. Nicholas represented the Department in Medicaid provider rate appeals, facility licensing matters, and employment disputes.  He is a frequent PBI Faculty presenter on issues relating to Medicaid eligibility and Long-Term Care issues.

Attorney Nicholas is the attorney assigned to the Western Pennsylvania office located at 2009 MacKenzie Way, Suite 100, Cranberry Township, PA 16066-5332 and resides in Pittsburgh.

Michael F. Wenke

A member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wenke has concentrated his practice in the area of Civil Litigation since 1983.

Mr. Wenke is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association where he has served as President, President-Elect, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer; has chaired various Committees and presently chairs the Bar Association's Long Range Planning Committee and its Solo and Small Firm Practices Committee; has been the recipient of multiple Bar Association awards including the Chadwick Award, the Nicholas D. Vadino Award, and the Lawyer's Club Man of the Year Award.  Mr. Wenke is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he served a number years in its House of Delegates; and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and was a charter member and President of the Guy G. DeFuria American Inn of Court.

Mr. Wenke graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1975; received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University, Magna Cum Laude, in 1979 where he was selected as an NCAA Academic All-American and member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society; was a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar from 1979-1980; and graduated from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree and was a member of the Law School's Trial Moot Court Team.

 

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