Paige H. Forster

Paige H. Forster

Associate

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2006, J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh Law Review - Operations Manager; Dean's Scholarship; Law School Student Leadership Award; Scribes Award for best article of legal writing by a Law Review member (2006)
  • Yale University, 1995, B.A., cum laude and with distinction in the Political Science Major, Political Science

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit

Paige has practiced in appellate litigation since joining Reed Smith in 2008 after her clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She handles appeals in federal and state courts as well as dispositive motions at the trial level, including several significant pro bono matters. Her representation covers a wide range of substantive areas including product liability, financial services, contract disputes, employment, class actions, and constitutional law. She has worked on cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and has orally argued before the Third and Eleventh Circuits. Her state court experience includes oral argument in Ohio intermediate appellate court and briefing appeals before appellate courts in Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, and Arkansas. Paige has advocated for and opposed discretionary review in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She also provided extensive support for a high-profile trial in the Southern District of New York.  

Prior to attending law school, Paige worked with nonprofit organizations in fundraising, program coordination, and evaluation. Her nonprofit experience cultivated her passion for helping and advocating for others.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
    • Summer Associate in 2005 & 2006
  • 2007 - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Fisher

Clerkships

  • Honorable D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Member of Federal Court Section
  • Third Circuit Bar Association – Co-editor of On Appeal newsletter

In the News

  • 12 August 2015 “4 Ways To Keep Citations From Sabotaging An Appeal” Law360

Interests

  • Paige resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and two sons. Along with her family, she is an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan. She volunteers with her neighborhood Little League and teaches Sunday School.