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As a cloud-based enterprise, MedicoLegal offers services with no geographical boundaries and assures the availability of experts nationwide.  MedicoLegal has offices in Cranberry Township and in the Southpointe development geographically covering Southwestern Pennsylvania and the surrounding tri-state area with close proximity to Greater Pittsburgh International airport as well. Through predecessor organizations that we have acquired, MedicoLegal has been providing medical expert support for law firms, government entities, insurance providers, and third-party administrators in many thousands of matters for nearly 30 years.

MedicoLegal’s Mission: Providing Experts who are Medically-Minded and Legally-Focused.

Our Quality Control Process
Manages all administrative tasks
Provides scheduling coordination
Record management services
MedicoLegal’s nurses and
allied health professionals facilitate:
Record collection
Organize records
Summarize documentation
Provide support in both consultative and
administrative matters
MedicoLegal’s client and expert services include:
Routine Support Services
Billing and Time-keeping
Retainer Management
Online Records Management
Enterprise-Level working environment
Secure Browser based access
Cloud-based work environment

Meet Our Staff

Jon B. Tucker, MDJon B. Tucker, M.D., CEO and Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Tucker’s experience bridging the gap between physicians and the legal community, and recruiting well qualified specialists to our panel is well honed through his prior involvement as the CMO of Tucker Independent Medical Experts, Inc.

Dr. Tucker is a former President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and a long-time member of their executive board.  He also served on the Credentialing and Imaging Advisory Committees for Highmark, a major national health care insurer, and as an appointee serving two terms on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

A former orthopaedic surgeon who was appointed to the clinical faculty at two major universities, with more than twenty national publications and presentations, Dr. Tucker is a popular national lecturer on the topic of medicolegal consulting.

Dr. Tucker pioneered the agency concept as it applies to medical expert witness work. He observed the market changes and needs, and started his business with only a set of ideas and the desire to elevate medical expert work from a cottage industry to a well-respected consulting business serving both interested professionals and the clients who require their services.  Since its inception in 2015, Tucker IME grew rapidly.  He has now combined forces with MedicoLegal to further the growth of his original vision and mission in the Medical-Legal arena.

Jeffrey Friedel, MDJeffrey M. Friedel, M.D., Associate Medical Director, is a cardiologist who specializes in the field of cardiovascular medicine.  He is board certified in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiovascular CT.  In addition, he has served as an expert witness for over 10 years in cases involving cardiovascular disease.  He is available for records reviews, independent medical exams (IME’s), and expert testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. 

Dr. Friedel maintains an active cardiology practice and can bring his expertise to a wide range of cardiovascular cases including heart attacks, heart valve disorders, heart rhythm disorders, congestive heart failure, and vascular diseases.  He has worked with large corporations, insurance companies, government agencies, and private law firms.      

Jackie Karwoski, RN, BSN
Process Manager

Gabrielle Proffitt

Gabrielle Proffitt
Director, Client Relations & Marketing

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith
Director of Operations

MedicoLegal’s strength is due to:

  • Diversity
  • Business Composition
  • Expertise
  • Locality of our medical specialists