Allison N. Genard

Associate
Located in

Pittsburgh, PA

“I am a passionate and zealous advocate for my clients. I firmly believe my integrity as a lawyer means doing the best possible job for my clients by fully informing the client of all aspects of the legal matter which they face and developing a strategy to try to accomplish the client’s goals relative to that legal matter.”

- Allison N. Genard

“I am a passionate and zealous advocate for my clients. I firmly believe my integrity as a lawyer means doing the best possible job for my clients by fully informing the client of all aspects of the legal matter which they face and developing a strategy to try to accomplish the client’s goals relative to that legal matter.”

- Allison N. Genard

Allie focuses her practice on representing individual and private clients, Local Governments & Municipal Authorities, Nonprofit Organizations, and Universities and Secondary Schools in various litigation matters, including commercial litigation, insurance, self-insured business defense, and professional liability. Allie has played sports her entire life and being a lawyer fits her pursuit of doing her best and liking to win, which she has managed to translate into a career of representing her clients to the best of her abilities.

Allie meets with her clients as early as possible to identify any and all relevant information and evidence in support of their case. Then, she collaborates with them to develop the best strategy for the best possible outcome for their litigation, personal, and business needs. Allie zealously advocates for her clients from open to close on a lawsuit while maintaining the utmost professionalism.

When not working, Allie loves spending time with her daughter and husband. She enjoys travelling, reading, and crocheting. Allie is an avid Penguins and Steelers fan, and she plays recreational soccer and kickball.

Allie is a former Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, where she taught Urban Street Gang Prosecutions, and Research, Writing and Advocacy.

Allie has successfully argued numerous dispositive motions. She also has extensive experience with labor and employment matters, including disciplinary matters, grievance and contract arbitration, interest arbitration, and municipal investigative boards.

Allie’s professional experience includes the following:

  • Performed second chair duties in three federal civil rights trials in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Successfully obtained rulings in the Third Circuit.
  • Resolved numerous matters prior to trial or significant litigation to accomplish the goals of her clients.
  • Represented police and corrections officers in all facets of 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting written discovery, taking depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive and pretrial motions, and assist with trial preparation and presentation in state and federal courts.
  • Represented municipal clients in defending personal injury claims and use of Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act defenses, employment discrimination claims, and educational Due Process claims, in drafting pleadings and written discovery, taking depositions, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions.

Allie authored two publications, “75 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3802(a)(1) is a “While Driving” Offense: Commonwealth v. Segida,” and “Being unarmed does not preclude deadly force.” She was included in the 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list. 

As a law student, Allie was a recipient of the CALI Award for Professional Responsibility. Also, she was a participant in the ABA Arbitration Competition, Study Abroad Program in Ireland, writer for the Criminal Law Journal, and the Trial Advocacy program at Duquesne University.

Allie’s professional affiliations include:

  • Pennsylvania Notaries Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Women in the Law Division