Chad Michaelson is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience resolving complex business disputes. He has litigated a wide variety of contractual disputes and defended companies against liability claims in the state and federal courts and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients in construction law.
Mr. Michaelson handles complex disputes that often involve highly technical subject matter. He has litigated difficult construction claims on both public and private construction projects and obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts and awards for his clients. He has experience with real property and land use cases, interpretation and enforcement of building codes, insurance matters, closely-held corporate governance disputes, the defense of tort claims and a diverse mix of breach of contract cases.
His work has garnered recognition by a number of independent organizations. He holds an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell; is ranked by Chambers & Partners in the area of Construction Law; and has been selected repeatedly for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers” in the fields of Business Litigation and Construction Law. In 2022, Chad was named a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.
Chad chairs the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and serves as a member of the Management Committee. He provides pro bono representation to low-income tenants in housing matters and is a long-standing member and past President of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Chad currently resides in Mt. Lebanon and enjoys the outdoors in his free time.