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Our law firm was co-founded by Todd Elliott, a Pittsburgh area resident and a litigator by vocation. He has 19 years of experience and chairs the the litigation department in our 10 lawyer firm.  He handles contract disputes, serous injury claims, and business law disputes.   

 

 

Since 1997, Mr. Elliott practiced civil litigation (plaintiff and defense) in state court proceedings throughout Western Pennsylvania.  He graduated magna cum laude from the University at Buffalo. He is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, and Phi Beta Kappa (graduated top 10% of class).

 

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, then passed the bar exam in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 

He has significant experience throughout Western Pennsylvania, including not only Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) where he lives, but also the surrounding counties such as Beaver, Washington, and Butler Counties.

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NINETEEN (19) YEARS of EXPERIENCE 

On the plaintiff side, Mr. Elliott received numerous six figure awards for clients involved in motorcycle and other accidents.  He handles complex commercial litigation.  Several of his cases have been deemed “complex” and were handled through a separate division of the courts.

Having worked for two prominent regional firms, Mr. Elliott's areas of practice is civil litigation, which includes breach of contract, construction law, mechanics liens, injury law (plaintiff and defense), professional negligence (plaintiff and defense), premises liability, unfair trade practices, trade disparagement, defamation, and multi-state litigation. Over the course of his career, he has handled the mediation of disputes, several trials by jury, and appeals to the Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  He also served as an arbitrator in state court (similar to a judge), deciding actual cases.  He also had the privilege several times of being asked to serve as a judge of national mock trial competitions at the collegiate level, which take place at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Defense Experience.  On the defense side, as a litigator, Mr. Elliott has personally defended the outgoing CEO of Worldcom, Bernard Ebbers, who was sued in Pittsburgh for his alleged role in diminishing the value of Worldcom stock. In another case, he represented Nationwide Insurance Company when a group of Nationwide insurance agents broke off from Nationwide and formed a company that competed directly with Nationwide. Nationwide then filed suit in Western Pennsylvania against the former agents who, in turn, counter sued, resulting in a prolonged legal dispute involving claims (and counterclaims) for trade disparagement (defamation) and theft of trade secrets.  He defended a Colorado corporation on a breach of contract suit filed in Allegheny County. In that case, the lower court dismissed the case based on a lack of jurisdiction and improper venue, and we ultimately argued the case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Likewise, in another breach of contract case, he represented a Las Vegas company concerning litigation in Pittsburgh.

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Elliott served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Peter O. Steege, Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section), and the American Bar Association.

New York Times, 2In addition to civil litigation, Mr. Elliott also possess experience representing clients in matters involving divorce, support, custody, PFA, and criminal defense.  He won a custody trial involving a dispute over the child’s religion.  He also won a child support trial which the opposing party appealed to the Superior court, where Mr. Elliott prevailed again.  The case was profiled in The New York Times.  Mr. Elliott's closing argument was quoted at length.

Currently, he handle complex cases and manages his firm's litigation practice group.  He litigate cases in arbitration, jury and non-jury trials in Western Pennsylvania.

Our Pittsburgh lawyers focus on all kinds of civil litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants regarding  breach of contract, collection, construction, non-competes, fraud, trade secrets, all commercial disputes, claims involving personal injuries and accidents, and more.

Mr. Elliott has also been asked by KDKA / CBS News to weigh in with legal opinions about current events. Click here for link to the article and other stories about us in the press.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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