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Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

About Me

The best way to get to know me is to read my blog, PittsburghLegal Back Talk.  It covers legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. I started it in July 2008 and have written over 550 articles.  It was recently ranked 294 out of 474 law blogs that are tracked by AVVO by traffic. 

I have established one unique practice concentration in landlord-tenant law. For over two years I have served on a special arbitration panel created by the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to provide lawyers with landlord tenant experience to sit on arbitration panels. I have presented a three hour continuing legal education seminar two times last year  on landlord- tenant litigation sponsored by Allegheny County Community College.  I am scheduled to give it two more times in 2011 -- once in the Spring and again in the Summer.

However, as you can see from Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk, I handle many kinds of litigation, many of which involve real estate law.  This includes areas such as real estate disclosure cases, zoning disputes, tax sale appeals, mortgage foreclosures and the defense of mortgage foreclosures, boundary disputes and construction litigation.




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Practice Areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 35%
    41 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    41 years
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    41 years
  4. Business: 10%
    41 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-150/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • John Anthony D'Onofrio

    I endorse this lawyer for real estate foreclosure matters. Advanced, critical thinker with the ability to find the correct answers to the most difficult questions.


    John D'Onofrio Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr., Attorney at Law

PO Box 24530

Pittsburgh, PA, 15234-4530



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Golden QuillPress Club of Western Pennsylvania1996
Matrix AwardWomen in Journalism1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole ProprietorClifford L. Tuttle, Jr., Attorney at Law1995 - Present
SolicitorFirst Home Savings Association1989 - 1993
AttorneyPlowman & Spiegel1986 - 1995
SolicitorRSV Bancorp and Mt. Troy Bank1985 - 2006
In House CounselConcord-Liberty Savings & Loan Association1985 - 1986
AttorneyMarkus, Riethmuller & Smith1982 - 1985
General CounselL. Robert Kimball & Associates, Consulting Engineers & Architects1978 - 1982
In-house AttorneyRochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company1975 - 1978
AttorneyMansmann & Mansmann1974 - 1975
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Thomas Mills and Ronald Stall V. City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment et al.Decision in our favor affirmed by Commonwealth Court.
Ping An v. Solomon et alJury verdict for our client for full amount of claim with no setoff. Currently on appeal to Superior Court.
Hegarty v. GalbreathAward of full amount by Arbitration Panel.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMore Things to Worry About in Creating a Confession of Judgment Clause2015
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkFair Housing Suits Often Rely on Testers2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAnti-commandeering Principle of the Tenth Amendment Applied by Third Circuit2014
Pittsbutrgh Legal Back TalkSupreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk"Not in my Neighborhood": Methadone Clinic is a Permitted Use as Medical Office2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkReal Estate Contracts: The Game of Offer and Acceptance: Getting the First and Last Move2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkSaturday Night Massacre, Constitutional Edition2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLandlords and Tenants: Take Pictures at the Beginning.2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkExpedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkStatutory Requirement Regarding Supplying Forwarding Address to Landlord Means What It Says2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk"Thanks Dan" is Real Lawyer Advertising -- For Now2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMortgage Foreclosure: Superior Court Applies Vukman and Act 702014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkSupreme Court Overturns Superior Court in Beneficial v Vukman, Holding That a Defect in an Act 91 Notice is Procedural, Not Jurisdictional2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkPost No. 1,000: an Interview with Professor Alfred Pelaez2014
Lebolife BlogToeing the Party Line2014
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkCruel and Unusual: Does the Eighth Amendment Prohibit Unusual Public Humiliation?2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAn Unobserved Landmark2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkFederal District Court Rules Ohio Must Give Full Faith And Credit to Valid Same Sex Marriage Performed in Another Jurisdiction2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkCriminal Law: The Phoenix Court2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkSuperior Court Applies Basic Contract Law to Right of First Refusal of Real Estate2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkUnitization and Pooling for Horizontal Drilling is the Name of the Game in Pennsylvania2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAlert! Central Tax Bureau is Gone, but Somebody is Using the Telephone Number to Get Information About You.2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkContracts under Seal versus Instruments Under Seal2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMarking Guideon v Wainright2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkHemap is Back; So soon Will Be Act 91.2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAssessment Appeals: Look for Low Sales Prices that the Assessors Culled2013
Lebolife blogsBut Wait, there's more ... act now2013
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkPennsylvania Civil Procedure Rule Changes Regarding Electronically Stored Information2012
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkCommonwealth Court Ruling on Act 13 Oil and Gas Regulation is not the Last Word2012
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLien Priority under Mechanics Lien Law2012
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkFirst American Financial Corp. v Edwards -- this US Supreme Court Decision, Due Next Week, Could Change How We Do Residential Real Estate2012
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMortgage Foreclosure: Act 6 Notices are Required after August 27, 20112012
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkA Little Thinking on the Future of Assessments, Please2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkBeware the Bogus AVVO Answer!2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkRESPA and the Administrative Brokerage Commission2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkCCAC Landlord-Tenant Litigation Seminar a Success.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkNo. 600 and Going Strong. (600th post on PLBT)2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkOriegate: The Case of the Annotated Exhibits.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkThe Pro Bono Case Next Door.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkOriegate: Worst Cut and Paste Job Ever?2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkSt. Patrick's Day Alert: Public Urination is Prohibited in the City of Pittsburgh.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkHow to Subpoena a Witness in City Court.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkDon't Expect Privacy for Messages Sent from your Employers Email System.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAVVO Apparently Lowers Lawyer Ratings. [Revised with Comment from Conrad Saam from AVVO]2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkUpdate: FHLB of Pgh. v. J P Morgan et al.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAll Leases Are Not Equal. Some are not Legally Correct.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLoughren v. Bair Update. Goldbeck Strikes Back.2011
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMaintaining Personal Secrecy in an Age of Transparency2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkWettick Partially Sustains Preliminary Objectiond by J. P. Morgan . . .2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkMortgage Foreclosure: PA Superior Court Holds Sheriff Sale May Be Set Aside When Complaint Fzils to Allege How Plaintiff Became Owner of Mortgage.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkGoldbeck, McCafferty Face Serious Charges . . .2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkTenant Protection in Foreclosures Applies to Deed in Lieu2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkA Typical Day in Motions Court2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkOld Republic Announces that it Will not Insure Properties Foreclosed by J P Morgan Chase and GMAC.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLead Paint: EPA Contractor Certification Required.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkNinth Circuit Holds that Failure to Provide Zoning District for Tatoo Parlor Violates the First Amendment.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkHow to Keep from Bringing Bedbugs Home in your Suitcase.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkNo. 500: Twitterview with Lance Godard of 22 Tweets.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkOil and Gas Leases: Valentino v. Range Resources.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLandlord and Tenant: Releasing Husband from a Joint Lease when there is a Restraining Order.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkLandlord and Tenant; Self-help Eviction: Pikunse v. Kopchinski.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkAVVO Answer: House Sold for Taxes but Owner Thought Taxes were being Paid by Lender.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkTip to Landlords: Don't Mail or Email a Notice to Quit.2010
Pittsburgh Legal Back TalkSecurity Deposit Games.2010
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyThe Great Yield Spread Premium Crap Shoot1999
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyInterview with former Justice Thomas Pomeroy, Pennsylvania Supreme Ct1997
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyKirkpatrick & Lockhart Founders Meet to Commemorate 50th Anniversary1997
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge D. Brooks Smith, US DIstrict Ct for the Western District of PA1997
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyLawyers Need to Work Smarter, Not Harder, Consultant Says1997
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Joan Orie Melvin, Allegheny County Common Pleas Ct1996
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Gene Strassberger. Allegheny County Common Pleas Ct1996
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Donetta Ambrose, US District Ct for the Western District of Pennsylvania1996
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyAvoiding Legal Malpractice and Discipline1996
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Paul R. Zavarella, Allegheny County Common Pleas Ct1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: President Judge Parker Ruddock, Indiana Cty Common Pleas Ct1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Bernard F. Scherer, Westmoreland Co Common Pleas Ct1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Timothy K. Lewis, Third Circuit Ct of Appeals1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Senior Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., Third Cirduit Ct of Appeals1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Judith Klaswick Fitzgerald, US Western District Bankruptcy Ct1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Senior Judge Emil Narick, Commonwealth Court1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Lawrence Kaplan, Allegheny County Common Pleas Ct1995
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers, Judge Jolene Grubb Kopriva, Blair Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge H. Terry Grimes, Green Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Thomas D. Gladden, Washington Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Gary Caruso, Westmoreland Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Patrick Tamilia, Superior Court1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge Cynthia A. Baldwin, Allegheny Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers: Judge David Cashman, Allegheny Co Common Pleas Ct1994
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyIn Chambers:Judge Jeffrey A. Manning, Allegheny County Common Pleas Ct1994
Management Review [An American Management AssociationPublication for Members]Sexual Harrassment is No Joke1990
PittsburghWettick Partially Sustains Preliminary Objections by J P MorganN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Community College of Allegheny County Continuing Legal EducationUnfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law2015
Community College of Allegheny County Continuing Education for Real Estate Brokers and AgentsLaw of Contracts as Applied to Real Estate2015
Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker and Agent Recertification Continuing EducationLaw of Contracts as applied to real estate2014
Pennsylvania CLE SeminarLandlord Tenant Seminar2014
Pennsyvania CLE ProgramLaw of Contracts as Applied to Real Estate2013
Pennsylvania CLE seminarPreliminary Objections2013
Pennsylvania Real Estate Brokers and Agents Recertification EducationReal Estate Law Topics: Landlord Tenant, Mortgage Foreclosure, etc.2012
Continuing Legal Education SeminarLandlord-Tenant Litigation2010
Continuing Legal EducationLanlord-Tenant Litigation (Repeat Program)2010
Continuing Legal Education SeminarDefending Mortgage Foreclosure Actions2008
SeminarRealty Transfer Tax and Construction2000
SeminarMechanics Liens, Closings and Title Insurance1999
SeminarFlood Insurance Rules and Escrow Analysis1995
SeminarEscrow Analysis Calculations1995
Annual Meeting, PA Supreme Court Historical SocietyChristopher Columbus' American Lawyer, Justice Musmanno and the Vinland Map1995
SeminarFederal Tax Liens1994
SeminarTitle Examination and Closing Residential Loans1992