Brandon B. Rothey


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  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.S., Penn State University

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Brandon B. Rothey is a trial lawyer who protects businesses, professionals, and their business interests.  Brandon 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.  He has counseled and represented clients in the energy, manufacturing, construction, and health care industries, among many others. Brandon regularly represents clients in matters involving breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation Landlord/Tenant Hotline, Staff-person
  • Represents Section 8 Tenants in denial hearings before the Pittsburgh Housing Authority and the Allegheny County Housing Authority
  • Open Hand Ministries, Board Secretary, 2017, 2018
  • Toastmasters, Legally Speaking Division, President, 2015
  • Toastmasters, Legally Speaking Division, Secretary, 2014

Additional Information

Brandon enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends, including his Labrador Retriever.

  • Part of team that successfully defended an accounting firm and its principals against professional malpractice claims in excess of $400 million dollars, involving multiple proceedings resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • First chair trial counsel in case defending building inspection agency against claims for breach of contract resulting in a judge’s verdict in favor of the agency.
  • First chair trial counsel in a case of a skilled care facility against a debtor resulting in the judge’s decision in favor of the client; successfully defended trial court decision on appeal to PA Superior Court.
  • Second chair trial counsel in case obtaining verdict in favor of construction company against supplier of defective construction material; successfully defended trial court decision on appeal to PA Superior Court.
  • Second chair trial counsel obtaining jury verdict in favor of defendant municipal authority for claims brought by a contractor for delay seeking damages for idle equipment time and unabsorbed home office overhead.
  • Successfully defended client in a breach of contract action where plaintiffs sought damages in excess of $30,000,000.00. Secured summary judgment in favor of client, along with summary judgment on liability against plaintiff on counterclaim for attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Part of a team representing a brine well operator in litigation against nearby gas well operation for damages caused by facing resulting in a favorable settlement in excess of $6,000,000.00.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2009
  • B.S. in Psychology, Penn State University, 2006
  • “Legally Protect Data Being Stored by Outside Party,” Pittsburgh Business Times, October 18, 2013.
  • “Business Workshop: Contractors Need to be Aware of Law’s Limits,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, April 1, 2013.
  • “Builders Beware: Home warranties now extend beyond original buyers,” Co-author, Pittsburgh Business Times, February 8, 2013.
  • “Contractors Paying Same Tax Twice?” Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Construction Law Update Newsletter, 2012.
  • “Dealing With Defect Claims,” Co-author, Construction Today, April 24, 2013.