Clean Your Criminal Record

Expunging Your Record What is a “Criminal Record”? You have a criminal record the moment you are charged with summary offense (minor infraction), misdemeanor, or felony, regardless of whether you are convicted.  A criminal record is something the public can see.     Pittsburgh Lawyers Contact our Pittsburgh law firm…

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Types of Arbitration in PA

Arbitration and Mediation Attorneys Our 10 lawyer firm handles alternative dispute resolution of all kinds, including mediation and arbitration, through AAA (the American Arbitration Association) or through the courts.     Cost-Effective Resolution Talk to us over the phone for free. Then, we will review your case to evaluate how…

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Compulsory Arbitration in PA

What is Compulsory Arbitration? When the Plaintiff files suit in court (not small claims court) and is seeking an amount within “arbitration limits” (which are $35,000 in Allegheny County for example, exclusive of interest) the matter first goes to compulsory arbitration.     Who Sits on the Arbitration Panel? The…

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Small Claims Court

What is “Small Claims Court?” A claim may be filed with a Magisterial District Judge (MDJ), formerly known as a district justice, where the amount at issue is $12,000 or less, exclusive of interest and filing fees. This is a form of civil litigation through the state court system. Small…

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Mechanic’s Liens

Experienced. Effective. Reliable.  Our 10 lawyer firm handles mechanic’s liens and construction law disputes in state and federal court, and in arbitration and mediation in Western PA.     Free Consultation For more, call or use and easy contact form, or continue reading answers to commonly asked questions.   412.780.0008 or Email …

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Limited Tort Lawyers

Limited tort restricts you from obtaining an award for pain and suffering from a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, but there are important exceptions, described below.  Our Pittsburgh lawyers come to your home or hospital room.       Our 10 lawyer firm successfully handles limited tort cases, including those turned down by other…

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New Hope For Home Builders?

Hope For New Home Builders  In this article, we look at the difficulties that home builders have faced over the years, and a fairly recent decision that provides a ray of hope for builders in Pennsylvania.     The past few years have been rough for small to medium-sized residential builder/developers in…

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Trade Secrets in Pennsylvania

What is a Trade Secret?   Welcome!  Our Pittsburgh lawyers hope to help you better understand the civil litigation meaning of “trade secret.”     People often confuse “trade secret” with trademark, copyright, or patent law. The latter concepts involve intellectual property that is visible and public. A trade secret, by contrast, is a purely…

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Grounds For a New Trial: A Minefield for Lawyers

Experience Counts.   Anyone seeking to hire a lawyer for contentious litigation needs to be aware of his lawyer’s actual experience in court, specifically in civil litigation cases.  Why is this true?  For one thing, few cases are going to trial these days; 95% settle; so there are “trial lawyers”…

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Frivolous Lawsuits in PA

Frivolous Suits in PA Our Pittsburgh trial lawyers handle claims against those whose frivolous civil lawsuits (civil litigation versus family law or criminal law).  Said suits often cause stress, lost time, business interruption, the expense of attorney fees, and more for the victim.  Serious stuff. For this reason, we welcome stories…

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