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GEORGE M. KONTOS
PARTNER
Phone: 412-709-6162
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
George Kontos received his B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1991. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, product liability, civil rights, personal injury and various other civil litigation matters.
 
George has handled a variety of high profile cases, including the filing of defamation claims against Bill Cosby, multiple claims against the Catholic Diocese on behalf of abuse victims, and many civil rights claims involving individuals who have had their civil rights violated by governmental officials.
 
George is a Fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group of the Bar’s most experienced and proficient litigators. He has also served on the Board of Governors for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer’s Association, and is an active member of both the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
 
Since, 2006 George has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, as a lecturer in Advanced Trial Evidence. He has also guest lectured at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine covering a range of issues including the impact of managed care on the physician patient relationship, and issues concerning medical malpractice. He has also taught various classes as part of the Pennsylvania Bar’s continuing legal education program, and has served as moderator for Allegheny County‘s “judicial roundtable”.
 
George is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum represents only 1% of attorneys in America. George has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 publication of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been included for the past nine years.
 
George is active in a variety of community and charitable organizations, including the Lupus Foundation of America.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TONY MENGINE
PARTNER
Phone: 412-709-6162
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
Tony Mengine received his B.S. in Economics from Boston College in 1988 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1991. Since graduating, Anthony has been actively practicing law in the Western Pennsylvania area for over 30 years.
 
Mr. Mengine is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Tony has also again been selected to be included in the 2017 publication of Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers” which includes attorneys who have been nominated and evaluated based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
 
He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has represented clients all over the United States, including obtaining at multi-million dollar verdict in South Carolina . Additionally, he was invited to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a result of a multi-million dollar verdict he obtained in Allegheny County. Only attorneys that have reached a trial verdict and/or settlement in excess of 2 million dollars are invited to join.
 
Mr. Mengine is a trial lawyer. His areas of practice include General Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, Estate Administration and Trusts, Labor Law for both the employer and employee, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Criminal Law.
 
Mr. Mengine is active in a variety of community organizations. He also sits on several boards, including the BMP Youth Baseball Association and a Home Owner’s Association that addresses a litany of property issues, and the Southside Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATIE A. KILLION
PARTNER
Phone: 412-709-6162
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
Katie A. Killion is a 2002 cum laude graduate of West Virginia University where she earned her B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She is a 2005 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.
 
She is currently admitted to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
 
She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She was appointed and has served over 10 years on the Court of Common Pleas Arbitration Rules Committee. In 2020, she was selected to serve on the publications committee for the ACBA Law Journal. She is also a member of and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
 
In 2017 and 2021, she was elected to serve three year terms on the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association. This is the only committee in Allegheny County that is authorized to consider and rate the qualifications judicial candidates.
 
In 2017, Katie was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group of the Bar’s most experienced and proficient litigators. Katie serves as first chair of the 2021/2022 Academy Mock Trial Competition and has also served on the Diversity Committee and Academy Membership Committee in 2020 and 2021.
 
Katie was selected as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Star. Only attorneys that have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are selected as Rising Star Super Lawyers. Rising Stars represent 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in Pennsylvania who are age 40 or under or have been practicing 10 years of less. More recently, Katie was selected as a 2020 and 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Katie was also invited to join the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America and she was nominated as of the “10 best” Attorneys for Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Most notably, she was invited to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Only attorneys that have reached a trial verdict and/or settlement in excess of 2 million dollars are invited to join.
 
In 2014, Katie obtained the highest verdict in the state of Pennsylvania for an auto case that was tried to verdict. The case was in excess of 15 millions dollars.
 
Her areas of practice include General Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRITTANI R. HASSEN
PARTNER
Phone: 412-709-6162
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
Brittani R. Hassen is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her degree in Legal Studies. She is a 2010 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law.
 
She is currently admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
 
She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Brittani was recently inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group of the Bar’s most experienced and proficient litigators.
 
Brittani has been selected as a 2019 and 2020 Pennsylvania Rising Star/Super Lawyer. Only attorneys that have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are selected as Super Lawyers. Rising Stars represent 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in Pennsylvania who are age 40 or under or have been practicing 10 years or less. She was also recently recognized by the Best of the Bar, a national publication, for having one of the top 100 jury verdicts in Pennsylvania in the year 2018.
 
Her areas of practice include General Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Litigation, Products Liability, and Unemployment Compensation on behalf of both employers and employees.
 
Brittani is an advocate for animal rights and donates to charitable foundations that operate animal rescues and shelters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHRISTOPHER C. INMAN
ASSOCIATE
Phone: 412-709-6162 x209
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
Christopher C. Inman is a 2012 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance. In 2015, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his Masters of Business Administration from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with honors.
 
He is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association.
 
Chris’s areas of practice include general litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, including personal injury litigation, contract litigation, landlord/tenant law, and medical malpractice. A significant portion of his practice also focuses on business-related matters, including transactions, acquisitions, entity formations, collection matters, for-profit and non-profit governance, and real estate matters.
 
Christopher is active in the local community, participating in various community and political events, managing the firm’s Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) softball team, and assuming the prestigious role as commissioner of a fantasy football league.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BENJAMIN D. WEBB
ASSOCIATE
Phone: 412-709-6162 x 210
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
Benjamin D. Webb is a 2016 graduate of Saint Vincent College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Politics. In 2019, he graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law. While in law school, Ben was a Senior Staff Editor on the Duquesne Law Review and earned the CALI Award for future excellence in Torts I.
 
Ben began working at Kontos Killion and Hassen as a law clerk in March 2018. Prior to joining the firm, he also interned for the Honorable Gregory Taddonio in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association.
 
Ben’s areas of practice include General Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights, and Products Liability.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAMES LOPEZ
ASSOCIATE
Phone: 412-709-6162
Fax: 412-904-3820
 
 
James Lopez is a 2014 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (We Are!), where he earned a B.A. in Communications, Arts, and Sciences. In 2017, he received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
 
He is currently admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
 
He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
 
James’ legal experience includes a number of different areas, including Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Child Abuse Liability, and Unemployment Compensation on behalf of both employers and employees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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