2018 “Rising Stars” List Recognized Five Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Attorneys

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott today announced that Super Lawyers has named five of its attorneys to the 2018 list of “Rising Stars” in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list included the following Meyer, Unkovic & Scott attorneys:

  • Nicholas J. Bell (Business Litigation)
  • Antoinette C. Oliver (Business Litigation)
  • Brandon B. Rothey (Construction Litigation)
  • Tony J. Thompson (Business Litigation)
  • Jason Yarbrough (Construction Litigation)

Nicholas J. Bell is an associate at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Energy & Mineral Rights groups. He routinely represents businesses from various industries, including energy, construction, technology, and manufacturing.  Mr. Bell handles matters concerning oil and gas disputes, construction litigation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and intellectual property protection. He received his undergraduate degree from The Catholic University of America and participated in the joint degree program at Duquesne University, receiving his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degree. He currently resides in Squirrel Hill.

Antoinette C. Oliver is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and part of the Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Employment Law & Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property groups. Her practice involves representing clients in commercial disputes in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. She has litigated claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, and insurance coverage. Ms. Oliver also has substantial experience in defending clients against products liability claims, and represents clients in employment law matters, including claims involving employment discrimination, wage payments, post-employment restrictions, covenants not to compete and trade secrets. She is the immediate past chair of the Administrative Board of the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, a collaboration of legal departments, law firms, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, and the Neighborhood Legal Services Association. As coordinator of the firm’s pro bono work, Oliver manages two of the partnership’s signature projects, the Landlord Tenant Project and the Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project. The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized her numerous accomplishments by naming her a “2016 Fast Tracker.” This year, she was selected as a recipient of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards. Ms. Oliver is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She lives in Mount Lebanon.

Brandon B. Rothey is a trial lawyer who dedicates his work to protecting business people, professionals and their business interests. Mr. Rothey is part of the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Construction Law & Litigation groups. He has tried cases to verdict before judge and jury, acting as first and second chair trial counsel, and he has briefed appeals and argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Mr. Rothey has counseled and represented clients in the energy, manufacturing, construction, and health care industries, among many others. Mr. Rothey regularly represents clients in matters involving breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, products liability, the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice. He is a board member for Open Hand Ministries and regularly represents Section 8 Tenants in denial hearings before the Pittsburgh Housing Authority and the Allegheny County Housing Authority. He earned his undergraduate degree at the Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He lives in downtown Pittsburgh.

Tony J. Thompson is a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and focuses his practice on business counseling and trial advocacy. For more than 11 years, Mr. Thompson has provided preventative counseling to business owners and assisted with their development of risk avoidance policies and procedures. When necessary, Mr. Thompson has provided representation in state and federal courts, state agencies, and arbitrations on a variety of disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Thompson is a past recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Young Leader Award, which is awarded to an attorney under the age of 40 who exhibits strong leadership qualities and a commitment to the promotion of equality and the advancement of justice among the African-American community.  In addition, the Pittsburgh Business Times also honored Mr. Thompson as a “2016 Fast Tracker.” Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He, his wife and son reside in Monroeville.

Jason M. Yarbrough is a partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and a member of the firm’s Construction Law & Litigation, Real Estate & Lending, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy and Litigation & Dispute Resolution groups. He has represented corporate entities, officers, individuals and family-owned businesses in state and federal courts and state agencies and arbitrations on a variety of complex commercial, construction and real estate litigation matters. The 2018 program marks Mr. Yarbrough’s ninth consecutive year on the Rising Stars list. In 2013, The Legal Intelligencer named him as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” an honor acknowledging attorneys under the age of 40 who have contributed significantly to the practice of law. Mr. Yarbrough graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with Honors. During his time in law school, he served as research editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Hampton Township.