Theresa M. Cignetti

Theresa M. Cignetti

Theresa M. Cignetti joined Burns White in 2001 as a law clerk. A Member of the firm, she has been practicing in the area of workers’ compensation defense since 2004.

Ms. Cignetti represents both self-insured companies and insurance carriers before workers’ compensation judges, as well as the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. In addition to litigation-related matters, she advises employers on a wide variety of risk management issues related to workers’ compensation, as well as Medicare compliance.

Ms. Cignetti graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, in 1997 with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Monetary Economics, and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. While in law school, Ms. Cignetti clerked for the Hon. Robert J. Cindrich in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Cignetti is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is a member of various professional organizations, such as the American Bar Association.

Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Medicare Compliance


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S.,1997)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, Board of Directors

Ms. Cignetti actively volunteers her time in many different capacities including assistant youth soccer coach.


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Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



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