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A seasoned litigator and trial lawyer, Brad focuses his practice on complex and commercial litigation surrounding misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of restrictive covenants and other business competition matters, energy litigation, complex business and contract litigation, and oil and gas law.  Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Brad has litigated before many federal and state courts across the country and has handled several jury trials, bench trials, evidentiary hearings and administrative proceedings through verdict. He has obtained and defeated requests for expedited injunctive relief, and has also represented clients in arbitrations and mediations. Brad additionally has handled appellate matters before the Pennsylvania and West Virginia appellate courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

Credentials

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2002, J.D., University of Pittsburgh Law Review – Managing Editor (2002)
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2002, M.P.A.
  • Hampden-Sydney College, 1998, B.A., with honors

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

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

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Council Member, Civil Litigation Section (2013-2016); Member (2002-present)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County – Volunteer Advocate (2000-2010)
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation – Member
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition – Former Member, Legal Committee
  • University of Pittsburgh – GSPIA Dean's Council (2009-present); Chairman, G.O.L.D. Circle (2003-2006)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Board of Visitors (2014–present)
  • West Virginia Bar Association – Member (2003-present)

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times in its "Who's Who in Energy" list (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2010-2012)
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, 2020

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • Pressley Ridge – Board Chairman (2015-present); Vice Chairman (2013-2015); Director (2007-present); Event Board Member, Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Sunday (2005-2007)