Jeff concentrates his practice in commercial, insurance coverage, and complex litigation, including collective and class actions in employment disputes. He also has a broad background in litigation, including e-discovery matters, personal injury cases, patent litigation and environmental litigation.
Jeff’s competitive nature, which knows no bounds, enhances his litigation ability. In his litigation practice, Jeff resolves the disputes that arise in an employment or commercial context. His process consists of evaluating the client’s desired result along with the likelihood of success, and then planning out a course of action to achieve that result. Jeff understands the risk-reward component that exists in every aspect of litigation, and always tries to help his clients make the decisions that will benefit them the most, regardless of the merits of their cases.
Jeff is an avid traveler, but when he isn’t traveling in real life, he can also be found doing so through a book. He also enjoys attending concerts.
Jeff has many years of litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving insurance coverage, municipal liability, property damage, and personal injury claims. His practice is currently focused on complex employment and commercial litigation in federal courts.
Jeff’s more notable cases include successfully moving to dismiss a third-party complaint seeking contribution in a million-dollar subrogation action and successfully trying a Title VII gender discrimination lawsuit in federal court as the second-chair trial attorney.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was an attorney for three other Pittsburgh area law firms in their litigation and e-discovery departments.
Recognized by his peers for his work, Jeff was named to the list of “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” in 2010-2011 and 2017 by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters which recognizes only 2.5% of attorneys.
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