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Obituary for Paul H. Titus

Mr. Titus handled a broad range of litigation in trial and appellate courts, especially complex business matters. This included shareholder disputes, securities issues, contract disputes, governmental regulation, and antitrust litigation. He represented governmental entities as well as public and private institutions. Mr. Titus also was a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee. 

Mr. Titus was a member of Schnader’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and also the ADR Panel for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. 

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Community & Pro Bono

  • St. Bonaventure University Arts Council, Member
  • St. Bonaventure University, Executive Committee (Chair of Academic Affairs Committee), 1989-1994
  • Pittsburgh-area community and charitable organizations, Director/Member
  • St. Bonaventure University, Board of Trustees,1988-1998


  • University of Notre Dame Law SchoolLL.B.1960
  • St. Bonaventure UniversityB.A.1957

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1963

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania


  • Honorable Luther M. Swygert, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Judicature Society, Director, 1985-Present
  • American Judicature Society, Membership Committee, Chair, 2008-2014
  • American Judicature Society, Executive Committee, Member, 1988-1997
  • American Judicature Society, Chair of the Board, 1993-1995
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Litigation Section, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Member (House of Delegates), 1995-2000
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1977-1979
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service Committee, Chair, 1972-1977 
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Antitrust and Class Action Committee, Chair, 1983-1984
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Allegheny Bar Foundation, Charter Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Inns of Court Pittsburgh Chapter, Founding Member, Master 

Other Distinctions

  • Drum Major for Justice Award, presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2018
  • Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Lifetime Pro Bono Service Award, presented by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Named “Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice” by The Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Recipient of the William “Stax” McCarthy Alumni of the Year Award by St. Bonaventure University, 2012
  • Earl G. Harrison Community Service Award, 2011
  • Recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, 2007
  • Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono Award, 2003
  • Selected as Best Lawyers “2021 Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Bankruptcy for Pittsburgh
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, “Bet-The-Company” Litigation, Arbitration, and Bankruptcy Litigation, 2007-2022
  • Noted among “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” for Appellate, 2011-2014, 2017-2021
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®

Representative Matters

Complex Business Litigation

  • Mr. Titus has regularly tried cases involving complex business disputes since 1970. His trial work has resulted in his election to the American College of Trial Lawyers. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, national and regional accounting firms, law firms, and directors, officers and partners of such organizations.

Appellate Practice

  • Mr. Titus has participated in appeals in countless cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and its Superior and Commonwealth Courts. He has argued more than 100 appeals during his career.

Governmental and Public Litigation

  • Mr. Titus has tried cases involving the authority of public bodies and agencies, the balance of power between branches of the government and the interpretation of constitutional and legislative provisions controlling public bodies. He has represented judicial agencies, various courts, members of the judiciary, local governmental bodies, and elected and appointed officials.


  • Mr. Titus has successfully represented witnesses and targets of a statewide investigation of the failure to report and respond to child abuse by religious organizations. He also represented clergy members and others on various matters within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Additional Background

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Judicial Council of Pennsylvania (2000-2004); Civil Procedural Rules Committee (1995-2001); Disciplinary Hearing Committee Member (One term); Chairman (One term). Senatorial Appointment: U.S. Attorney Nominating Commission (1982): U.S. District Court Nominating Committee (Chair, 1991-1994); Board of Judges of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: appointed Chair of the Merit Selection Pane
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