fegler@reedsmith.com

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Fred is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group. He is an experienced trial lawyer and veteran litigation manager who has practiced in multiple settings. He spent the last 15 years managing all litigation, as Chief Counsel - Litigation, for a large financial services organization. Prior to that he was the managing partner of a trial practice and tried dozens of cases to verdict. Fred concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services and securities litigation, class actions, and insurance litigation.

Awards & Recognition

  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Elected Fellow, 1998
  • Allegheny County Bar Association:
    • Past President
    • Member-Board of Governors
    • Chair-Federal Court Section
    • Editor-in-Chief, Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 1984 – 2001. Served on numerous other sections councils and committees.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association:
    • Member-Board of Governors, Chair-Civil Litigation Section, Chair-Editorial Board, 1996 – 1999
    • Two awards for Outstanding Service
  • American Bar Association, Delegate-House of Delegates, 2002 – 2006
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member, 1986 – present
  • Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania, Chair-Hearing Committee, 1998 - 2000

Credentials

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1978, J.D., Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Chicago, 1975, A.B., cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

  • Non-profit Affiliations
    • La Roche College, Chair-Board of Regents, 1996 - 1999
    • Central Catholic High School, Founding Member, Development Committee, 1996 - 2005
    • American Heart Association , Chair-Allegheny Division, , 2000 - 2002
    • Hope Health Network, Chair, 2005 – 2007
    • St. Paul Cathedral Parish, Member, Finance Counsel, 2012 - present