2017 “Rising Stars” List Recognizes Five MUS Attorneys

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott today announced that Super Lawyers has named five of its attorneys to the 2017 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. Bell handles matters concerning oil and gas disputes, construction litigation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and intellectual property protection. He currently serves on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Council and as an elected member of its counsel and chair of its education committee. Bell received his undergraduate degree from 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, UCC, insurance coverage and collection matters. Oliver also has substantial experience in defending clients against products liability and personal injury claims. She represents clients in employment law matters, including employment discrimination claims, post-employment restrictions, covenants not to compete, and wage payment claims. In addition, Oliver focuses her practice on intellectual property law including trademarks and trade secret litigation. She has also represented individuals and companies before the Internal Revenue Service (in connection with examinations and appeals of audits), the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, and the United States Tax Court (in connection with tax litigation). Oliver is the 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.” 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 protects businesses, professionals and their business interests. As an associate at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, 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 has briefed appeals and argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Rothey has counseled and represented clients in the energy, manufacturing, construction and health care industries, among many others. He 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 the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He lives in downtown Pittsburgh.

Tony J. Thompson works as a partner at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, where he is an emerging business and trial attorney. He is a member of the Construction Law & Litigation, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law & Employee Benefits and Intellectual Property groups. For more than 11 years, Thompson has counseled clients on a variety of business matters and provided representation in a variety of business disputes, including cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, infringement and misappropriation claims, products liability defense, and complex commercial litigation. Thompson is a past recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Young Leader Award. The award goes 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 Thompson as a “2016 Fast Tracker.” He is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He and his wife 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. This marks Yarbrough’s seventh 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. 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.