Local Counsel in PA

Experienced.  Cost-Effective.  Honest.

We assist people, companies, and lawyers in other jurisdictions who need assistance in PA with any civil litigation claim in state court, federal court, or AAA arbitration.  

Free Initial Meeting: 412-780-0008


Pittsburgh Lawyers

In addition to serving as lead counsel in major disputes, our 10 lawyer Pittsburgh firm regularly serves as local counsel.  


Our Focus.   

Our lawyers handle injury cases (plaintiff and defense), breach of contract, business litigation, commercial disputes, and more.  


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We talk with you over the phone to evaluate how we can assist.

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Pittsburgh and Western PA Lawyers

We serve as local counsel on a regular basis for out-of-state clients and lawyers for all kinds of civil litigation disputes: commercial disputes, contract law, injuries, and more.  We rely upon experience in federal court and the Court of Common Pleas to easily navigate the local rules.  We utilize technology to make the process seamless and cost effective.


When is Local Counsel Needed?

You may need a civil litigation attorney in Western PA (or in Pittsburgh state or federal court) to serve as local counsel if:

You have a dispute (contract, business dispute or accident/injury) that took place in Western Pennsylvania such that PA is the only place where venue or jurisdiction will exist

You have a dispute concerning a contract containing a “choice of forum clause,” requiring that suit be brought in Western PA court (state or federal) or in AAA arbitration in Western PA

You have been sued in Western Pennsylvania (including Pittsburgh) and you need to enter a prompt defense

You are an attorney not admitted in Pennsylvania and need to be admitted pro hac vice to handle a Pennsylvania case

You prefer to avoid the travel costs and pitfalls of appearing in a foreign jurisdiction alone.


Shopping For Local Counsel  

Your attorney based in Western PA or Pittsburgh should:

Be knowledgeable about local rules in county, state, and/or federal court

Be experienced in the above forums

Understand the subject matter of the case and serve as a valued “extra-pair-of-eyes” for added perspective on key issues.

Respect the relationship between client and primary counsel (who remains outside of PA).

Reply to email and phone calls promptly and follows-up on matters in the case to act well in advance of deadlines

Communicate well, such that you, being out-of-state, will not feel distant from the case, even though you are far away, geographically.


The Attorney’s Reputation  

Our attorneys are rated “Excellent” rating on AVVO, a peer review site.

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Local Counsel  Having Subject Matter Experience

If you are a lawyer or individual beyond the borders of Pennsylvania looking for local counsel, consider a firm like ours that has broad experience in a various types of civil litigation, such as:

Breach of contract

Complex commercial disputes crossing state lines

Collections (Plaintiff and defense)

Injury and accidents (dog bites, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls, brain injuries, and more)

Trade secret and non-competes dispute


Upfront Statement of  Hourly Costs 

Our rates are very competitive and range from $150 per hour for an associate to $200 per hour for a partner’s time in all matter, including complex commercial litigation.  We provide a detailed litigation budget upfront to let you know the likely costs at each stage of litigation. We welcome inquiries from anyone outside of PA who needs local counsel in Western Pennsylvania, such as:

Attorneys out of PA, looking for knowledge of the rules of civil procedure for a dispute that will go to court in Western Pennsylvania, and/or need to be admitted to practice pro hac vice in state or federal court.

Individuals and corporations who have trusted general counsel but need knowledge of the rules of court in Western Pennsylvania.

Individuals and corporations who are currently unrepresented in Pennsylvania and have a dispute where jurisdiction and venue is only proper in Western Pennsylvania.


Free Consultation  

Where your case is in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, or the Court of Common Pleas, our Attorneys located in Pittsburgh are happy to offer a free consultation. Call our lawyers in Pittsburgh today.


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An individual (or business) outside of Pennsylvania may need to shop for an attorney to retain as local counsel for a dispute in Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh.  This may be in federal court (Western District of Pennsylvania) or the surrounding counties:  Beaver, Butler, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Clarion or Westmoreland County.