A calling is defined as an inner urge to pursue an activity or perform a service, mission, or vocation. Attorney Adriana Frontino had a calling to become a lawyer so that she could help people. She knew it would take hard work and dedication, but she was up for the challenge.
After graduating high school, Adriana went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) prepared to ambitiously work towards her goal. In the summer of 2018, she was chosen to enter the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for the Harrisburg Internship Semester. This highly regarded program offered Adriana an opportunity to work in the midst of Pennsylvania politics and policy while gaining hands-on, real-world experience in her field. She also had the opportunity to work with the PA Department of Environmental Protection conducting research, writing memorandums and press releases. This experience only strengthened her conviction to become a lawyer. She went on to make dean’s list and graduated in the spring of 2019 with a BA in Political Science.
Adriana was accepted into Duquesne University School of Law and began laying the groundwork by increasing her experience for her future as an attorney. In June of 2020, she worked as a Law Clerk at a Pittsburgh based law firm where she had the opportunity to work within the court systems drafting arbitration briefs, pleadings, research and discovery questions. The overall experience offered Adriana a keen understanding of the courtroom procedures. She knew how invaluable the opportunity was to help build her credentials as a legal professional. She also was a member of the Women’s Law Association; an organization associated with Duquesne University’s School of Law that sponsors different programs that provide information on issues of social and legal concern to female law students.
Adriana graduated with a Juris Doctor from Duquesne in May of 2022. Shortly after, she joined Robert Peirce & Associates where she works as a full time associate on medical malpractice and nursing home abuse cases.
Adriana has successfully parlayed her education and experience into her pursuit of becoming a skilled attorney. She is an integral part of the Robert Peirce & Associates team.
It has been said that ‘some wake up for an alarm and others wake up for a calling’. It’s a calling that Adriana wakes up for every morning as she is determined to help people get the justice they deserve. She resides in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington area and enjoys running there and the scenic view that our beautiful city has to offer.
“Working to help people that are on a quest for justice and being the voice for those that suffered due to another person’s negligence is the most rewording thing in the world to me”.
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2019
- Juris Doctor, Duquesne University, 2022
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Cali Excellence for the Future Award in Animal Law, 2022