Anthony A. Ditka

Biography

Anthony, a public finance attorney by day and Super Dad by night, has focused his practice on public finance law for nearly 20 years. He is a nationally recognized Red Book Bond Counsel and a member of both the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers. He has served as bond counsel to issuers of tax-exempt obligations for financing a wide variety of projects including schools, water and sewer facilities, municipal buildings, colleges and universities, recreational facilities, stadiums and arenas, and parking facilities. Beyond his practice as bond counsel, Anthony represents several investment and commercial banks as underwriters counsel and maintains an active practice as bank counsel for providers of paying agent and trustee services.

All this experience and the wisdom that comes from aging like a fine wine, allows him to work closely with clients to develop strategies focused on efficiently achieving their goals and optimizing the economic benefits of their transactions. His broad experience and close client relationships fuel his enthusiasm and his excitement in seeing new deals unfold and new facilities constructed.

While highly experienced and successful in the world of public finance, Anthony’s ingratiating style and light-hearted personality may be what keeps clients coming back to work with him again and again. It may also be what draws attorneys to the Pittsburgh office.

During his tenure as office managing partner, he has worked diligently with his colleagues to double the number of attorneys in the office and add several successful practice groups to better serve clients. While proud of the growth of the office and the ability to better serve the region, he continues to look for opportunities to build on his success by serving as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and the Diversity Committee.

His life-long commitment to Pittsburgh is evident in his involvement in the community. Anthony currently sits as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation, is as a former member of the Board of Trustees of the BradMarPine Athletic Association and the North Allegheny Foundation. His lovely wife, Sam, took his seat on the Board of Trustees of the North Allegheny Foundation, for which the trustees are eternally grateful.

Anthony tries to enjoy every moment to its fullest. He loves his family, friends and the wonderful dining, sports and cultural events found in the Pittsburgh area. While he says he’s a golfer, witnesses would likely disagree.

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law  (J.D., 1995)
    • Appellate Moot Court Honor Society, chairman
  • Ohio University  (B.A., 1992)
    • Finance and Business Pre-Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
  • Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Association

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers®
    • Public Finance Law 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh for Public Finance Law (2016)
  • “Father of the Year” by the Ditka family for 17 straight years