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Todd Wilfred Elliott

Litigation Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
    West Virginia - WV 25 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    65%
    Mr. Elliott handles litigation throughout Western Pennsylvania, including disputes over money, commercial litigation, personal injury, contract disputes, collection (plaintiff and defense), and other litigation matters, that include PFA.

    27 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    10%
    Mr. Elliott handles commercial litigation, including breach of contract disputes, covenants not to compete, and other matters.

    27 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    27 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%

    27 years

  5. Mediation
    5%

    27 years

Todd W. Elliott, Esq. is a Pittsburgh area resident and a litigator by vocation. For 16+ years, he practiced civil litigation (plaintiff and defense) throughout Western Pennsylvania. Having worked for two prominent regional firms, Mr. Elliott's areas of practice include breach of contract, covenant not-to-compete (non-compete clauses), employee defense of non-compete, business enforcement of non-compete, trade secret violations, theft of mailing lists/recipes, professional negligence, premises liability, unfair trade practices, trade disparagement, and multistate litigation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Elliott handled the mediation of disputes, several trials by jury, and appeals to the Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 

Mr. Elliott graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo. He is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa (graduated top 10% of class). Upon earning his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. He has handled a wide variety of litigation matters, including construction law, personal injury, PFA, DUI, divorce (no fault), support, custody, and other family law issues. 

 

Upon graduating from law school in 1997, Attorney Elliott served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Peter O. Steege, Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  There, one of Mr. Elliott's duties was to make the initial determination on whether to grant temporary PFA's in Beaver County. Mr. Elliott has taken that experience and put it to work in his current practice which involves the prosecution and defense of Protection From Abuse Actions throughout Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Elliott has litigated PFA cases in Washington, Beaver, and Allegheny Counties.

 

Plus, for over ten years, he practiced civil defense litigation throughout Western Pennsylvania. Having worked for two prominent regional firms, Mr. Elliott's areas of practice include breach of contract, professional negligence (defense), premises liability (defense), unfair trade practices (defense), trade disparagement (plaintiff and defense), and multistate litigation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Elliott handled the mediation of disputes, several trials by jury, and appeals to the Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Attorney Elliott 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 that case, the Teamsters and Steel Workers unions filed suit against Mr. Ebbers in Pittsburgh for his alleged role in decreasing the value of union pensions. In another case, Mr. Elliott also 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.


Mr. Elliott 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 Mr. Elliott ultimately argued the case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Likewise, in another breach of contract case, Mr. Elliott represented a Las Vegas company concerning litigation in Pittsburgh.


Mr. Elliott graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo. He is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa (graduated top 10% of class). Upon earning his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.


Attorney Elliott has significant experienced throughout Western Pennsylvania, including not only Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) where he lives, but also the surrounding counties such as Beaver, Washington, and Butler Counties. Mr. Elliott also took and passed the West Virginia bar examination and expanded his practice beyond the immediate borders of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Elliott is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section); and the American Bar Association. Mr. Elliott relies on the advice and guidance of various independent contractors who help provide the absolute best legal representation in matters involving the forming of new corporation or LLC, adoption, tax law, and other matters.

 

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Todd Wilfred Elliott
Elliott & Davis PC
425 First Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-1321

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Posted by Sherry | October 10, 2020
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Outstanding Lawyer!!!
Mr. Elliott took on my case and I was very pleased with the professionalism, communication and in the end the settlement. He is very intelligent and was an excellent lawyer. I would go back to him in the future if needed. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Isaac | October 5, 2020
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Best at what he does
Todd is a fantastic Lawyer,he took my case and handled it so good along with team and I got a good settlement. He is so detailed in his reports and requests,never leaves out anything. It was a beautiful experience .
Posted by matt | October 4, 2020
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dog bite
a year ago i was walking my senior dog on my street. a neighbor whose dogs are all aggressive towards other dogs slipped its collar and tried to attack my dog. she was also walking her dogs. during this i ended up getting bit on both legs. todd helped me through this which took longer with covid to see specialists about the scarring. todd helped me settle out of court and i am very happy that i decided to use his services.
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Posted by Melanie | October 16, 2018
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Huge Win!
Thank you for your incredible defense services!!! You made a difficult situation seem easy! Highly recommended!!
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Elliott was representing me against a big bank and didn't seem threatened by them at all. He was on top of everything and never faultered. We received a wonderful conclusion to the case and I couldn't have asked for more from him.
Posted by Ross | April 10, 2017
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A Wonderful First Impression
I didn't have much experience with lawyers before I hired Todd Wilfred Elliot, but I'm forever grateful for the work he did with my case. I wasn't expecting to get much of a settlement--a thought based more on my own luck--but Todd got me more than even my wildest dreams could conjure. Anyone who hires Todd will get the very best in legal care and action. He's young and hungry and will work tirelessly to get you the absolute most for your case. I'll never be able to thank Todd enough.
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Posted by Wendy | January 19, 2017
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Injury Settlement
After a head-on collision in my car, I did not know who to call. I googled attorneys and Todd Elliott's name came up. It was a Friday night when I called, he answered, and I explained what happened. To my surprise, he was willing to come to my house and talk with me the next morning. I was so banged up I was not able to go anywhere and at that point I didn't even have a car. He came Saturday morning and listened to what I had to say. He was so compassionate and willing to take on my case (which was "limited tort"). During the past year, his correspondence and phone calls were very timely and professional. In the end, I received over $123,000 and they (other attorneys) said it couldn't be done....LOOK AT TODD GO! He is the best attorney I have ever dealt with!! And I will definitely recommend him!
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Posted by Susan | January 17, 2017
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Automobile claim
Mr. Elliott helped me with my auto claim. He is very proficient, diligent and efficient. He made the horrible experience less painful and kept me informed during the entire process. Keep up the great work and excellent customer satisfaction. Thank you
Posted by Chris | September 27, 2016
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Mistaken identity
I can not say enough good things about Todd Elliot, I was dragged into a lawsuit which turned out to be a mistaken identity and was released from the suit, Todd updated me and stayed on top of things for me every step of the way, which really helped me stay relaxed through the entire process. Thanks again Todd!!
Posted by Brown | August 3, 2015
Mr. RESULTS
Todd is phenomenal, extremely knowledgeable, personable, and he LISTENS. Never once was he dismissive of any of my ideas or concerns. I really had a teammate throughout the whole process with him. He has very calculated aggression in his practice, so he knows when to really drive home a point. Never once did I feel like he put me or my case on the back burner. Always giving constant feedback even emails to tell me there was no news. I can't say enough Great things about himself and his amazing staff First Class service from beginning to end. I am a Very Happy Client.
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Posted by Beverly | March 26, 2015
The complete package
No one ever wants to seek the services of an attorney. But after presenting my needs to Todd, he thoroughly and clearly presented me with my options. I found him to be professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very thorough. And, most important to me, he is a kind person, who listened to me, took into consideration my suggestions, and genuinely cared about my needs. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Camille | March 26, 2015
Todd Elliott
Dealing with Todd made the stress associated with litigation feel like a cakewalk. Not only was I kept well informed throughout the process but I was very well represented throughout.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2011
Todd Elliott is an excellent lawyer
Very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. He was prompt in his responses and did a good job for me, handling a leasing dispute.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Elliott & Davis, PC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fried & Davis, LLC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Hanna Law Offices
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Firm in Gateway Center
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Expansion of Philadelphia Firm into Pittsburgh
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mid-Sized Litigation Firm
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Peter O. Steege, Beaver County
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University at Buffalo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hanna v. Thompson
  • Award for Plaintiff
  • Abraham v. Hooper Roofing
  • Award for Defendant
  • In Re Matthew
  • Award of full custody for father
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • Allegheny Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Case Profile
  • Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • 2006

Publications

  • Blog
  • Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Making Sense of Recent Regulatory Changes Concerning HIPAA
  • Regulatory Changes
  • 2003
  • First Party Bad Faith
  • First Party Bad Faith Law in Pennsylvania
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Todd
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Todd. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Elliott truly has a great legal mind. He combines his superior knowledge of the law with the utilization of creative strategies in litigation. His reputation in the community often results in achieving fast settlements for his clients because opposing counsel are aware that he is well versed in litigation and knows his way around the courtroom. I most admire the way Todd completely immerses himself in a case and often finds a lesser known rule or obscure case on which to advance the zealous representation of his clients. Todd gives all his cases the utmost attention from the most routine matters to complex litigation. Additionally, he is often consulted by other attorneys for his advice and alternate strategies for litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with the depth of legal knowledge Mr. Elliott has which is demonstrated by his answers on AVVO."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Pittsburgh-area lawyer, Todd Elliott. Todd's work in complex commercial litigation as well as in a wide range of civil litigation matters sets a benchmark for the attorneys at our law firm. Todd's commitment to building client relationships and helping clients solve problems is worthy of recognition."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I recommend Todd Elliott for all disputes that may ultimately get resolved in a courtroom. He is a Pittsburgh area litigation attorney who exhibits exceptional skill and insight into resolving disputes through agreement or by taking the matter before a judge or jury. I know he has has litigated a variety of cases: breach of contract, collection, non-compete clauses, trade secrets, personal injury, dog bite, car accident, and even some family matters involving PFA, divorce, support, and custody. I refer my existing clients to Mr. Elliott when they need help with any difficult dispute on the arbitration or general docket."
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Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer Todd Wilfred Elliott
Todd Wilfred Elliott
Litigation Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 26 years
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