Irwin, Pennsylvania Business Lawyers

John R. Dingess
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Southwestern University School of Law2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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John P. Miller
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Duquesne University School of LawPennsylvania
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James Malloy
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Duquesne University School of Law3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Samantha Brutout
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Case Western Reserve University School of Law3rd Circuit, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Irwin, PA Business Law Attorney
(724) 864-2327 150 Robbins Station Rd
Irwin, PA 15642
Business and Real Estate
Irwin, PA Business Law Lawyer
(724) 978-0333 546 Wendel Rd
Irwin, PA 15642
Business, Collections and Consumer
Irwin, PA Business Law Lawyer
(724) 864-8178 8954 Hill Dr
Irwin, PA 15642
Business and Real Estate
Joseph Gaydos
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White Oak, PA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(412) 678-7900 1223 long Run Rd.
White Oak, PA 15131
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Duquesne University School of Law
I have practiced Personal Injury Law since 1987. My firm has had thousands of clients who have had successful outcomes to their cases. GG&A also represents clients who have issues with Family Law, Gaurdianships, Criminal and Business Law. We have served as solicitors in South Park Twp., Bethel Park, North Versailles Twp. and Allegheny County.
Timothy J. Leonard
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Greensburg, PA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(724) 832-9811 233 West Pittsburgh Street
P.O. Box 1103
Greensburg, PA 15601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The law offices of W. Jeffrey Leonard boasts over 34 years of legal experience.
John William Ament
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Murrysville, PA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(724) 765-0440 3950 Old William Penn Highway
Suite 5
Murrysville, PA 15668
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Duquesne University School of Law
John is a member of the Real Estate, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, Corporate and Business Planning practice groups at Ament Law Group, P.C.. In this capacity, he advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, helps clients plan or administer their estates, and leans on his real-world corporate experiences to provide clients with insight on corporate structure and planning matters. A summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management, John began his career working at Respironics (now Philips/Respironics) in its International Logistics Department, and prior to starting at...
Kelly Williams
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, IP, Insurance Claims and Patents
Margaret A. Tremba
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Greensburg, PA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(724) 838-7600 229 S Maple Ave
Greensburg, PA 15601
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Divorce
Duquesne University School of Law
Brendan Keith Petrick
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McKeesport, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 969-4444 104 Braemont Place
McKeesport, PA 15135
Business and Personal Injury
Ronald Schuler
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Municipality of Murrysville, PA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(724) 325-8073 2801 Pleasant Valley Rd
Municipality of Murrysville, PA 15668
Business
George B. Foster
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The University of Toledo College of Law3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit, 6th Circuit, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania , U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Aubrey T. Smith
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Duquesne University School of LawPennsylvania and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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Nelson D. Berardinelli
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Murrysville, PA Business Law Attorney
(724) 733-7300 4312 Old William Penn Highway
Murrysville, PA 15668
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Aurelius Patrick Robleto
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(412) 925-8194 401 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1306
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Aurelius Robleto is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, operating a law firm in downtown Pittsburgh. While bankruptcy law has always formed the core of his legal practice, Aure knows that bankruptcy is not always the ideal solution for all of his clients and will tailor a unique strategy for each of his clients. Often a debt workout or non-bankruptcy reorganization may offer more favorable results to certain clients. In other circumstances, a receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, workout or settlement agreement or some other arrangement to address debts may generate superior results.

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Mr. Matthew E. Becker
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Pittsburgh , PA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(412) 209-0657 304 Ross Street
7th Floor
Pittsburgh , PA 15219
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Criminal and DUI
West Virginia University College of Law
I have successfully represented many clients in all Commonwealth Courts and the Federal Bankruptcy Court in various steps of the legal process, including Preliminary Hearings, Arbitration, Child Support Hearings, Motions, and Trials. I take great pride in my ability to learn from the past and use what worked for the future. Unlike some attorneys, I am not afraid of the courtroom and will do what is necessary to provide you with the best possible advocacy. Go to http://mbeckerlaw.com
Henry M Sneath
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(412) 288-4013 401 Liberty Avenue
22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Mr. Sneath is a Shareholder and Director at Pittsburgh's Houston Harbaugh, P.C. law firm. He is a business litigation and tort trial lawyer who has tried over 95 cases to verdict and specializes in business and commercial litigation, products liability, industrial accidents, intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright, pharmaceutical and medical products liability, toxic torts, energy oil and gas, and insurance coverage bad faith litigation. He received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Duquesne University School of Law where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Trade Secret Law and the Law of Trademarks and Unfair Competition....
Chad M. Ostrosky
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(412) 444-8529 429 Fourth Ave., Suite 1801
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Securities
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Attorney Chad Ostrosky is a Pittsburgh native. He received Assoicates Degrees in Business & Marketing from the Community College of Allegheny County, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources from Geneva College, and his law degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Attorney Ostrosky has handled numerous criminal and civil proceedings in federal and state courts and is experienced in all stages of criminal and civil litigation including initial appearances, arraignments, preliminary hearings, preliminary objections, depositions, due diligence matters, suppression hearings, probation & parole revocation hearings, bail hearings, pretrial conferences, pleas, settlements, and trials.

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Frank C Walker II
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Clairton, PA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(412) 212-3878 3000 Lewis Run Road
Clairton, PA 15025
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
West Virginia University College of Law
Frank Walker is one of the most sought-after criminal defense attorneys in Western Pennsylvania. He stands by his motto of delivering real talk, real experience, and real results. Fearless in the courtroom and tenacious when fighting for his clients, Attorney Walker is highly regarded in criminal defense circles. He has handled many high-profile crimes and serious offenses, developing a proven track record of victories. In addition to criminal defense, Attorney Walker also focuses his practice on civil litigation. Attorney Walker is active in the community and frequently gives talks on education, leadership, and legal matters.
Michael Lee Kraemer
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(412) 626-5626 600 Grant Street
Suite 4875
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Michael Kraemer, Co-Founder of KM&A, directs the employment legal team and works on many of the firm’s major litigation cases. From his experience of working with employment law cases, he takes pride in providing sincere attention and strong representation. Michael is well-versed in the nuances of employment law and slices to the critical data in every case analysis.

In his own cases, Michael represents employees and former employees, regarding their legal issues, and he also defends small businesses and parties in civil litigation. Michael advocates fiercely for every client.

Before co-founding KM&A, Michael formed and managed Kraemer Law Firm, LLC. He centered...
Brian R. Davidson
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 926-1818 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Michael J. Betts
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(412) 935-7073 Suite 301B
#301B
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Legal Malpractice and Securities
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
I am the principal of Michael J. Betts LLC and have over thirty-eight years of experience handling a broad range of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and business disputes, securities litigation, FINRA arbitrations and other investment-related claims, trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation and professional negligence claims.

I also serve as an alternative dispute resolution neutral and have been selected by litigants to serve as mediator in numerous cases. I am certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. I also am on the national arbitrator rosters...
John R. Dingess
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer
(412) 926-1800 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Southwestern University School of Law
Jeremy K. Knaebel
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Duquesne University School of LawOhio, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Brian R. Davidson
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University of Pittsburgh School of Law3rd Circuit, 5th Circuit, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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Michael A Johnson
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Mt Pleasant, PA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(724) 547-7557 749 N Church St
Mt Pleasant, PA 15666
Business, Energy, Probate and Real Estate
For over 35 years, Attorney Johnson has been providing a wide variety of personalized legal services at a reasonable cost to community members for commercial and residential real estate matters, workers' compensation, corporate and business formation, planning and contract and lease matters,including business sales & acquisitions, oil and gas leases, estate planning, wills,powers of attorney,and estate probate.In addition, his office provides services ranging from civil and criminal litigation, auto and personal injury, nursing home care negligence litigation, products liability, contract, and other serious matters involving litigation.
Catherine Loeffler
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 288-2262 Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Construction, Employment and Insurance Defense
Duquesne University School of Law
I chose a career in law to satisfy my desire to help individuals and businesses in their everyday interactions. I take a results-oriented approach while being mindful of cost-effective solutions and remaining open-minded to non-traditional techniques. I recognize that there is a time for aggressive representation of my clients, and there is a time for negotiation. The client's voice is always heard, and I have the skills and experience necessary to turn my clients' aspirations into success stories.
Abbie Alejandro Rosario
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PIT , PA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(412) 278-7314 606 Liberty Ave
Suite 317
PIT , PA 15222
Free ConsultationBusiness and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am the Managing Attorney at Rosario Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am currently licensed with the D.C., Oregon, Pennsylvania and Utah bars.

For six years I worked for Reza Athari & Associates, an immigration and general practice firm in Las Vegas, Nevada where I gained a vast amount of experience in writing briefs, motions and letters. I was promoted to supervising attorney and gained responsibility of five paralegals and a legal assistant. At this position, reviewed their work product, mentored and trained these six individuals as well as new attorneys that joined the firm.

From February of 2015 to July...
Ronald J. Chleboski Jr.
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer
(412) 926-1814 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Ryan P Siney
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
1500 One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and University of London (University College London and Queen Mary)
I help businesses and entrepreneurs with intellectual property, technology, software, e-commerce, data protection, licensing, contracting, product development and distribution.

I advise large and small companies regarding contract negotiations, international transactions, real estate, risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings.

I also represent creators of digital and traditional media, including web developers, graphic designers, musicians, performers, writers, artists and songwriters.

My clients are focused in the fields of technology, health care, entertainment, e-commerce, media, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and real estate.

I advise clients on topics such as: negotiating and drafting of license agreements, joint venture...
John P. Miller
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer
(412) 926-1821 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Duquesne University School of Law
Laura M. Hillenbrand
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer
(412) 926-1800 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Julian Neiser
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(412) 325-1116 301 Grant Street, Suite 3440
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Duquesne University School of Law
Julian is a veteran commercial and construction trial attorney who brings large firm expertise to a small-firm practice. Julian's primary focus is on representing small- and mid-sized businesses in every stage of their lifecycle -- from incorporation through dissolution. His practice mostly involves trial work in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. As a result of his perspective in both the courtroom and as a former general counsel, Julian is skilled at drafting and negotiating contracts that can help avoid disputes. Julian's regular case load includes contract disputes, motions for injunctive relief, lawsuits by and between...
Noah Paul Fardo
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(412) 802-6666 812 Ivy Street
Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Noah Paul Fardo, Esq. is the managing partner of FLAHERTY FARDO, LLC. Noah Paul Fardo, Esq. is a Pennsylvania trial lawyer and the managing partner of Flaherty Fardo, LLC. He routinely handles a variety of civil litigation cases in both the state and federal courts. His practice primarily focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury law. However, he also has extensive business and real estate litigation experience. Born and raised in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh, Mr. Fardo graduated from Avonworth High School in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A), cum laude,...
Daniel J. Corbett
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(412) 434-4911 425 First Avenue
Hartley Rose Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and IP
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Daniel is an attorney at Elliott & Davis. Daniel's practice centers on trademark law, corporate law, nonprofit law, estate planning, and civil litigation. In particular, Daniel is capable of handling clients needs involving federal and state trademark registrations; incorporations and formation of various other business entities; applications for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); drafting wills, trusts, and health-care powers of attorney documents; and effective management of various aspects of civil litigation. Before coming to Elliott & Davis, Daniel interned with Lafkas Patent, LLC in Cincinnati, where he focused on trademark registration practice. He has also worked as...
Laura M. Hillenbrand
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The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawVirginia
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David Meredith
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Pennsylvania Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolU.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania
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Matthew S Feinman
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 529-0648 1800 Murray Ave
Suite 8238
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Matthew Feinman has worked for small companies and large corporations at all levels of industry. He began his career in the entertainment industry, working his way up from Production Assistant to Director of Photography and Producer. After earning his BA in Entertainment Business and an MS in Business Administration, he opened his own video production company in Orlando, FL. In 2015, he earned his Juris Doctor the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While he has spent some time working for large firms in litigation support roles, the majority of his law experience has been working with individual...
Stanley Stein
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 904-4573 445 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Suite 150
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Duquesne University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
"I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice in areas of law that are fascinating and challenging. More than thirty-eight years of litigating cases involving technology and business innovation means that every case is different and interesting. I am continually learning about technological advancements that I might not otherwise learn about and meeting clients who are super intelligent, entrepreneurial and adventuresome." Spending his entire law career with Feldstein Grinberg Stein & McKee, Stanley Stein concentrates his practice in Business-Related and Commercial Litigation, including Trade Secret, Non-Compete, and Intellectual Property Litigation, including Patent and Trademark Litigation. In addition, he litigates...
Kenneth Edward Gray
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(412) 253-2831 600 Grant Street
Suite 660
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Business, Energy, International and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center
Kenneth Gray is currently the Managing Partner at Alliance Law Firm International PLLC. His specialties include serving clients in tax matters, wealth management, estate planning, small and medium size business, venture capital, private equity, and natural resources (oil and gas). Ken previously worked for Nickel Capital LLC, a global small-cap equity fund, with responsibility for investments in communications technology, energy and basic materials companies as well as consulting on corporate finance and private equity transactions. Before Nickel, Ken spent over six years as Manager, Credit and Research with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in the Investment Funds Department....
Tyler Joseph Smith Esq
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(412) 502-5000 One Gateway Center 18th Floor, West Wing
420 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Administrative, Health Care and Medical Malpractice
Dickinson School of Law
TYLER J. SMITH is an attorney with the law firm of Bordas & Bordas, PLLC, which has been identified as one of West Virginia's best personal injury law firms. He is proud to open the firm's first Pennsylvania office. Mr. Smith is an expert in trial advocacy, having tried more than 40 corporate and professional liability lawsuits to verdict in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He specializes in a wide array of complex civil litigation, including but not limited to: medical malpractice, hospital and nursing home negligence, oil and gas, legal malpractice, interstate trucking litigation, ski accidents, premises liability, construction...
James Malloy
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 926-1817 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Duquesne University School of Law
David Meredith
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(412) 926-1815 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mark Francis McKenna
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney
(412) 471-6226 436 Boulevard of the Allies
Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Pittsburgh attorney Mark F. McKenna has over 35 years of trial experience with a concentration in the area of Civil Litigation, including products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and personal injury litigation.
Denise Hunkele Sullivan
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer
(412) 926-1813 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Mart Harris
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(412) 626-5626 600 Grant street
Suite 660
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Attorney Mart Harris joined Kraemer, Manes & Associates in 2015. He brings a new perspective to the firm as an attorney with his roots in criminal law. In addition to criminal defendants, Attorney Harris represents individuals suffering from employment discrimination; those seeking unemployment or workers compensation benefits and clients involved in domestic relations disputes. Licensed throughout Pennsylvania, Attorney Harris is not bound to the firm’s Pittsburgh headquarters. Mart’s practice is intensely focused on litigation. He spends the majority of his time either preparing for Court, negotiating with opposing counsel, or litigating in Civil and Criminal Courtrooms....
Victor Abraham Delnore
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Pittsburgh, PA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(412) 926-1824 20 Stanwix St
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
University of Alabama School of Law
Ronald J. Chleboski Jr.
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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law10th Circuit, Pennsylvania and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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Andrew P. Giel
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The Pennsylvania State University School of Law
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