Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Justin T. Papciak


412-369-9696 x1120

Dean R. Phillips

412-369-9696 x1144

Jeffrey J. Morella



Business disputes can be stressful, disruptive and costly. While they are oftentimes unavoidable, our litigators are skilled at effectively and efficiently resolving disputes before they reach the inside of a courtroom. When litigation is necessary, we provide aggressive representation and strategies designed to achieve our clients’ case-specific objectives.

We handle cases in state and federal courts, the United States Tax Court, administrative tribunals, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitrations and mediations. Our litigation team has decades of experience representing businesses and individuals in a broad range of matters, including:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Fraud and misrepresentation claims
  • Employment disputes
  • Breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Will contests and trust administration
  • Private securities claims
  • Intellectual property and trade secret claims
  • Construction litigation
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith
  • Oil and gas litigation matters
  • Real estate litigation matters
  • Commercial collection actions

We understand the impact that litigation can have on our clients’ operations and bottom line. That is why we work closely with our clients to identify potential approaches that will achieve a favorable result and meet their objectives. Let our litigation team put its knowledge and experience to work to help you achieve your desired outcome.