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Mr. Ludwikowski graduated from the University of Southern California in 1983 and received his J.D. degree cum laude in 1987 from Southwestern University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Ludwikowski served as managing editor of the Law Review and was nationally recognized for his oral advocacy skills. Mr. Ludwikowski is a frequent lecturer and course planner for seminars on a wide range of commercial litigation, professional responsibility and trial technique topics. He is Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Ludwikowski has federal and state court trial experience in various subject matters, including cases involving commercial disputes, construction claims, civil rights, bankruptcy, RICO, environmental issues, products liability defense and insurance coverage. He is admitted to practice before the State Courts in both Pennsylvania and California (inactive) as well as to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the District of Colorado and the Central District of California, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, he has often assisted clients in disputes through both mediation and arbitration procedures. Mr. Ludwikowski also serves as advisor and pro bono General Counsel of the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh, is past Chairperson of the Pittsburgh Chapter, American Association of the Order of Malta , and remains active in both his Church and community. He is also an ordained Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church.


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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Construction: 25%
  3. Insurance: 10%
  4. State & Local Law: 10%
  5. Environmental: 5%



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Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, PC

444 Liberty Ave. Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers in PennsylvaniaNational Law Journal2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Wall Street Journal AwardWall Street Journal1987
Best Brief NationallyJessup International Law moot Court Competition1987
Best Oralist West RegionJessup International Law Moot Court Competition1987
Corpus Juris AwardCorpus Juris Secundum1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, PC2006 - Present
PartnerMcGuire Woods1993 - 2006
AssociateJones Day Reavis & Pogue1988 - 1993
AssociateMcKenna Connor & Cuneo1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Construction Section, Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
U.S. LawN/A2013 - Present
Order of MaltaN/A2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Rule Committee, Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Pennslyvania Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Order of MaltaArea Chairman2007 - 2009
Catholic Men's Fellowship of PittsburghCo-excutive Director2005 - 2011
Pittsburgh North Hills YMCABoard Member2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cahill ex rel. Cahill v. Live Nation, 866 F. Supp. 2d 503 (W.D. Pa. 2011)Summary Judgement Granted
Scharffenberger v. United Creditors Alliance Corp. (In re AHERF), 292 B.R. 68 (U.S. Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2003)Judgment in favor of client
Acordia of W. Va., Inc. v. Scharffenberger (In re AHERF), 312 B.R. 58 (U.S. Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2004)Judgment in favor of client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Southern CaliforniaEconomics & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U.S Law Spring ConferenceUpdate on Construction Surety Law2015
U.S. Law Fall ConferrenceMediating the Construction Case2014
NBI Continuing Legal EducationTroubleshooting Real Estate Transaction Problems2014
NBI Continuing Education, PennsylvaniaHandling Construction Defects2014
Cape Education Pennsylvania Continuing EducationPreparing a Witness for deposition2014
Cape Education Pennsylvania Continuing EducationHandling Insurance Claims2014
ACBA Construction Law Section MeetingUpdate on Pennsylvania Mechanics Liens2014
U.S Law Spring ConferrenceHow to Prepare a Witness for Depostion2013
NBI Continuing EducationConstruction Insurance and Disputes2012
NBI Pennsylvania Continuing Legal EducationThe Mechanics of Pennsylvania Civil Procedure2011
ACTL Pennsylvania Continuing Legal EducationTrials in the Real World: How Things are Done in the Federal Court of Western Pennsylvania2011
NBI Continuing Legal EducationBankruptcy Law and Procedure from Start to Finish2007
NBI Continuing Legal EducationLegal and Practical Considerations for Operating a Small Business2006
NBI Pennslyvania Continuing EducationCounseling the Startup Business Client in Pennsylvania2005
Lorman Education Continuing EducationLegal Ethics in Pennsylvania2005
Cape Institute Pennsylvania Continuing EducationResolving Insurance Claims2003
PBI Pennsylvania Continuing EducationRecent Developments in Federal Practice1998
FBA Pennsylvania Continuing EducationReceivership - Restraint on Legal Actions1998