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Paul H. Titus

Counsel
T 412-577-5224

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

    A member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Mr. Titus is a member of the ADR Panel for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania. 


    AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

    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.

    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 Panel.

    COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • 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

    Education

    • University of Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1960
    • St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1957

    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

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania, 1963

    Clerkships

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

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Judicature Society, Director, 1985-Pres
    • 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
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, "Bet-The-Company" Litigation, Arbitration, and Bankruptcy Litigation, 2007-2019
    • Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" for Appellate, 2011-2014, 2017-2018 
    • Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" and one of the top 50 Pittsburgh lawyers for business litigation, 2004-2010 
    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®