Ernest A. Ricci


At a very young age, Ernest A. Ricci learned the importance of having humility from working with his family’s Pittsburgh-based Italian sausage company.

“Humility has taught me to always respect and never underestimate others,” Ricci says. “Without humility, I would not be where I am today.”

Now, Ricci is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent-rated attorney who practices primarily in commercial litigation. He previously interned with the office of the general counsel for the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, before serving as staff counsel for the judges of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

Although Ricci pursued law over the family business, he says: “It does not matter what career you choose, there are three constants if you want to be successful: You must have strong work ethic, be passionate in what you are doing and, most importantly, treat others with respect.”

Ricci enjoys volunteering and is particularly passionate about mentoring. He has served as a mentor for Champions for Learning/Take Stock in Children and law students of Ave Maria School of Law. While attending Dickinson College, he was a four-year athlete participating in football and president of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.