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David P. Chervenick

Fighting for Victims of Mesothelioma for Decades.

Managing Partner of Goldberg, Persky & White P.C.

Birth Date/Place: November 12, 1959 – Pittsburgh, PA.

David P. Chervenick is a shareholder at the Firm and is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Chervenick manages the Firm’s West Virginia asbestos litigation and is also involved in Pennsylvania asbestos litigation as well as in the Firm’s personal injury practice where he handles cases for victims who have been seriously injured by medical negligence, harmful drugs, toxic substances, car accidents, slip and falls and harmful products.

He began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Pittsburgh, where he was in the General Trial Unit and later the Crimes Person Unit, wherein he primarily tried sexual assault cases. For ten months, Mr. Chervenick was the ADA in City Court, where he prosecuted more than 8,000 preliminary hearings.

In 1988, he joined Henderson and Goldberg, which later became Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C., where he has tried asbestos cases as well as other types of serious personal injury cases. He has been a shareholder of the Firm since 1992. Mr. Chervenick has tried more than 150 jury trials to verdict in Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia and Iowa in both state and federal courts. He also has tried more than 200 non jury trials to verdict. Mr. Chervenick has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the Firm’s clients.

Mr. Chervenick is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a prestigious organization whose members are limited to those invited and accepted by the top trial lawyers in Allegheny County. He is licensed to practice law in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. Chervenick graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1984.


Bar Admissions (state/federal)


  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • West Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1989




  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude – 1981, J.D., cum laude – 1984


Work Experience


  • Henderson & Goldberg, 1988- present; which became Goldberg, Persky, Jennings & White in 1993 and later Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C.
  • Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, 1984-1988

Legal Practice Areas


Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits, Personal Injury, Product Liability Claims, and Toxic Torts/Harmful Chemical Exposures.


Memberships & Associations


Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and American Bar Associations, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers For Public Justice.


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