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I am a partner at the firm of Gordon & Rees LLP with a practice focusing upon business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, appellate advocacy, and mediation.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    21 years
  2. Investment Fraud: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
    21 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    21 years

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Gordon & Rees LLP

707 Grant Street, Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyers Pennsylvania Rising StarsSuperLawyers2010
Top 50 Blogs for InsuranceLexisNexis Insurance Law Center2008
PA Insurance Law Notes chosen as a "Top Blog"LexisNexis2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGordon & Rees LLP2013 - Present
PartnerMeyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP1995 - Present
N/AMeyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP1994 - 1994
N/AJones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionAssociate Editor2008 - Present
First Tee of PittsburghBoard of Directors2008 - 2009
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Westmoreland Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Greenfield Organized Against DrugsBoard Member2005 - 2007
Renaissance City Winds Music SocietyBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Green Valley Dry Cleaning, et al. v. Westmoreland County Industrial Development CorporationReversal of trial court's JNOV of $600,000 verdict
Gainsco Companies v. DeNome, et al.,Successful claim for insurance coverage
Cunningham v. ByersTrial court reversed/new trial granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers JournalPa. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Insurance Coverage2008
Litigation UpdateSidebar (December 2007-present)2008
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewNewsmaker2008
PA Insurance Law NotesPA Insurance Law Notes2008
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBusiness Workshop: Change in Insurance Law2008
Litigation UpdateLitigation Update, Associate Editor2007
Mealey's Litigation ReportsCommentary: Court Rules Ambiguity in Insurance Policies Favor Policyholders2007
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBusiness Workshop: A price for 'relative exposure'2007
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteBusiness Workshop: Insurance coverage, trademark ownership2007
Western Pennsylvania Hospital NewsAmbiguities in Insurance Policies Favor Policyholders2007
Journal of Insurance CoverageConsequential Damages2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Notre DameFinance and Business EconomicsOther - Bachelors1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Protection SeminarProtecting Your Business with Insurance2007
Restrictive Covenants in Employment AgreementsRestrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements2002
Export BasicsLegal and Regulatory Aspects of Exporting2000
Restrictive Covenants in Employment AgreementsRestrictive Covenants in Employment Agreements1999
Export BasicsLegal and Regulatory Aspects of Exporting1999
Year 2000 Compliance: Assessing and Managing the Y2K RiskYear 2000 Compliance: Assessing and Managing the Y2K Risk1998
Export BasicsLegal and Regulatory Aspects of Exporting1998