2016 Pro Bono Award Winner Announced

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (DMC) is pleased to announce that Amee L. Mazzarese, Esq. is the firm’s recipient of its Annual David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Service Award. Ms. Mazzarese, an associate with the firm, is recognized for giving her time to those in need – a tradition and attribute of the award’s namesake, David B. Fawcett.

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Dickie McCamey Continues Its Growth In April

Pittsburgh-based law firm Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. (DMC) is enhancing its legal talent by hiring three established attorneys from the Pittsburgh law firm Grogan Graffam. Ronald J. Brown; Jay A. Costa, Jr.; and Dennis A. Watson are all joining as principals.

Ronald J. Brown


  Ronald J. Brown

Jay A. Costa, Jr.


  Jay A. Costa, Jr.

Dennis A. Watson


  Dennis A. Watson





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Pa. High Court's Oil And Gas Lease Ruling:  An Industry Win

Final Rule on Federal Wage and Hour Laws to Impact Over 4 Million Employees


On March 29, in the case captioned Shedden v. Anadarko E&P Co. LP, 2016 Pa. LEXIS 689 (Pa. 2016) (Slip Opinion No. J-7-2016, Case No. 103 MAP 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a lower court’s application of Pennsylvania’s equitable doctrine of “estoppel by deed” (also known as the rule of after-acquired title) to an oil and gas lease holding that an oil and gas lessee is entitled to the subsequently acquired oil and gas interests of the lessor.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule today making significant changes to federal wage and hour laws. The rule, which will go into effect on December 1, 2016, raises the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year or $913 per week. The duties tests remain unchanged.

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