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Brian Lipkin

Litigation Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 2 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 7 years
    New Hampshire - NH 11 years
    Massachusetts - MA 15 years
    West Virginia - WV 6 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2021
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2017
    Active Attorney - Current No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

I work with businesses and individuals to find creative solutions to challenging problems.

Business Litigation: 
An experienced trial lawyer, I represent businesses in all types of litigation. I work with clients on contract, environmental, product liability, and real estate disputes. I represent businesses in intellectual property disputes involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. When disputes arise between business owners, I help clients to understand and enforce their rights. I represent insurance companies in coverage disputes. I have researched and written many insurance coverage opinions. I also serve as local counsel to out-of-state lawyers.

I have tried cases to juries with excellent results.

To represent clients effectively, I enjoy learning about their businesses. For example, I completed fall protection training to become certified to climb billboards, escorted a client’s mascots through an international toy fair, and traveled with a client to interview witnesses at a motorcycle expo.

In addition to representing businesses in litigation, I serve as outside general counsel in negotiating contracts and providing advice.

I have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. I practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Employment and Labor Litigation: 
I defend businesses against discrimination and retaliation claims filed by their employees. I represent businesses in non-compete, trade secret, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases. In addition to litigating cases in state and federal courts, I handle administrative proceedings before the EEOC and PHRC.

I have significant experience in occupational safety and health matters. I have successfully tried citations before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and represented businesses in achieving many favorable settlements. I enjoy helping businesses to enhance their workplace safety programs.

I also advise businesses on employment and labor issues. I work with clients to develop affirmative action plans, employee handbooks, job descriptions, pay equity audits, policies, and restrictive covenants. I represent businesses and executives in negotiating employment agreements and severance agreements.

When clients have unionized workforces, I provide advice on collective bargaining agreements, labor disputes, and unfair labor practice charges.


Houston Harbaugh
Three Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only best Attorney in Pittsburgh!!
Earlier I had reached out to multiple popular attorneys for help but all billed big fees with no resolution. It was very frustrating on top of ongoing dispute. I am glad I came across Brian!! The assistance I got from Brian helped me not only resolve the dispute in LLC partnership but also regain my confidence. Brian is approachable, supporting, knowledgeable and most important he provides the needed attention to help resolve the tough dispute. He is very thoughtful, patient, available, respectful and stays on top of the case. He goes above and beyond to provide the justice. His help is greatly appreciated forever!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment Contracts
Brian was honest and got right down to the point, always available for assistance
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great assistance
Consulted Brian for a breach of contract issue. He was very knowledgeable about employment and labor issues, what was enforceable and not. Also very responsive. Would certainly recommend him.
Posted by Karen | August 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY Satisfied with this experience!
Brian was VERY helpful, direct and engaged. He offered straightforward advice and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. If this matter proceeds to the next stage, I have ever intention of engaging Mr Lipkin to handle it for me.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Houston Harbaugh
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate
  • Babst Calland
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Associate
  • Rose, Chinitz & Rose
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Melick & Porter, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Massachusetts Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • Boston College Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Tufts University
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • St. Clair Hospital v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review
  • The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided that our client's former employee was not eligible for unemployment benefits.
  • Kilnapp Enterprises, Inc. v. Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association
  • The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed the dismissal of all claims against our clients.
  • Copeland v. Road to Responsibility
  • The Massachusetts Superior Court allowed our motion to dismiss all claims against our client.
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  • Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Treasurer, Labor & Employment Law Section Council
  • 2020 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Secretary
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Mushroom Family Learning Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Council
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Education Committee
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Bar Leadership Initiative
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice
  • Articles Editor
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Gill Award for Outstanding Mock Trial Participant
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Boston Association of Claims Executives
  • Closing the Deal (Mediation Strategy) (co-presenter)
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Handling a Bankruptcy
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Brian
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Lipkin is an exceptional lawyer. He already has more litigation and court house experience than many lawyers I have known for years. He is meticulous and diligent in representing his clients. His knowledge of the law combined with a sharp business sense lends to practical strategies and case assessments. I have often recommended Attorney Lipkin to people looking for a lawyer in his areas of practice and will continue to do so."
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Brian Lipkin
Litigation Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 15 years
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