Tim DiPiero, a personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal law lawyer at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, was honored last May with the FCA Impact Award for his involvement and support with the organization for the past 25 years.
DiPiero is no stranger to athletics. When he attended St. Joseph High School, he made the All-State Catholic team in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. In his final year, he was the MVP of the State Catholic Tournament. In college, he attended Notre Dame and played basketball. After he graduated in 1971, he earned his J.D. at West Virginia University College of Law in 1975. DiPiero was an Assistant United States Attorney for five years. Then, he joined the DiTrapano & Jackson law firm.
Currently, DiPiero is a senior partner at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, also called DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC. The FCA Impact Award aren’t his first honors. DiPiero is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top One Percent and was named a West Virginia Super Lawyer.
As his mentors approached cases from a place of caring about their clients and always doing their best work, DiPiero saw first-hand strong examples of lawyers who go above and beyond for clients. His drive to do his best for his clients comes from a place of genuinely caring about their well-being. DiPiero understands that sometimes good people make mistakes that hurt others, or that sometimes he’ll work with people who have experienced tragedy. He’ll help his client with their case but also help guide them through this difficult emotional time.
Faith is how DiPiero connects the FCA with his law career. As a young person, DiPiero had some doubts regarding his faith and felt that something was missing in his life even though he had family, friends, and a positive outlook. Because the FCA helped him be more outspoken and grounded in his faith, he’s been able to let his faith inform how he approaches his career. DiPiero enjoys when he sees his faith in his work, like seeing God’s love in situations where someone offers forgiveness for a seemingly unforgivable act.
The FCA Impact Award winner also thanked his Cheryl, his wife, and their children Danielle, Joey, and Luca. Apart from his faith, they are the most important parts of his life.
DiPiero continues to practice law and stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. With years of experience in law and faith, DiPiero shows the value of dedicating one’s life to caring and helping others.