Ten Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Attorneys Named As Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania For 2013

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott attorneys named in this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers include Patricia L. Dodge (Business Litigation), Andrea Geraghty (Real Estate), Ronald L. Hicks, Jr. (Business Litigation), Richard G. Kotarba (Construction Litigation), James R. Mall (Construction Litigation), Robert Mauro (Real Estate), Kevin F. McKeegan (Business/Corporate), Russell J. Ober, Jr. (Business Litigation), David G. Oberdick (Intellectual Property Litigation), and W. Grant Scott (Real Estate).

In addition to designation as a “Super Lawyer”, Patricia L. Dodge was named to Super Lawyers’ lists of PA Top 100 Lawyers, PA Top 50 Women Lawyers, and Pittsburgh Top 50 Lawyers.  Andrea Geraghty was also included on the list of PA Top 50 Women Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business rating service, evaluates outstanding lawyers across the nation annually using statewide surveys, independent research evaluations, and peer reviews in more than 70 practice areas. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania are selected and featured by Super Lawyers.

Patricia L. Dodge is the managing partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. Dodge has practiced as a trial lawyer for more than 30 years, representing a wide range of foreign and domestic corporations, closely-held businesses, municipal agencies, and individuals in connection with complex commercial litigation, securities fraud, products liability and land use litigation. She is a trustee of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and a hearing officer for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law.

Andrea Geraghty advises clients through land acquisition, development, construction, and management of real estate ventures. She has significant litigation experience in diverse real estate related matters, including eminent domain, property tax assessment appeals, real estate broker’s commissions, and leasing. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University School of Law, and resides in Point Breeze.

Ronald L. Hicks, Jr. is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Vice-Chair of its Business & Tort Litigation Group and the partner-in-charge of Paralegals and co-chair of the Litigation Section of Meritas, an association of select independent law firms in principal cities worldwide.  Hicks is a civil trial and appellate lawyer who works closely with businesses and individuals on complex litigation matters, with particular service to the gay, lesbian and non-traditional family business community.  Hicks grew up in North Sewickley Township. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987. He currently resides in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.

Richard G. Kotarba is Senior Counsel of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. He has represented several nationally known construction companies, title insurance companies and other high-profile clients in a broad range of practice areas for more than 45 years. His experience has covered bid protest, review and negotiation of construction contracts, federal and state government construction contracting. He graduated from John Carroll University and Boston College Law School, and resides in Sewickley. This year marks his tenth consecutive time named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

James R. Mall is Chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group and focuses his practice in construction and commercial litigation, land use and zoning. He has handled numerous construction cases involving power plants, ballparks, hospitals, airports, schools and commercial buildings.  Mall also serves as counsel to the Hampton Township Zoning Hearing Board. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with three degrees, and resides in Hampton Township.

Robert Mauro is Chairman of the firm’s Transactional Department and practices primarily in the areas of commercial real estate and lending, debt restructure, commercial leasing, and real estate acquisition and development. Mauro has represented developers in major office building sales and acquisitions, residential development projects, and resort and golf course developments. He currently serves as Director of the Fox Chapel Area School District and previously served on the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Field Club. Mauro graduated from Cornell University and The Dickinson School of Law, and resides in Fox Chapel.

Kevin F. McKeegan is head of the Business & Personal Planning Group and is a member of the Real Estate & Lending Group. With more than thirty years of experience, his practice includes corporate planning and transactions, land use development, commercial real estate, acquisition and development, and commercial lease transactions. His corporate practice includes the representation of construction, engineering and manufacturing companies, as well as new ventures and start-up concerns.  He graduated from Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and resides in Indiana Township.

Russell J. Ober, Jr. is Chair of the Business & Tort Litigation Practice Group. For nearly 40 years, he has focused his practice on the litigation of business and commercial disputes, construction litigation, and the defense of product liability, errors and omissions, and other casualty claims.  Ober is a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and has served on its Board of Governors and as Chair of the Federal Practice Committee.  He is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and resides in Mt. Lebanon.

David G. Oberdick concentrates his practice on representing and providing counsel to companies and individuals in intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property litigation and related business transactions. His litigation experience in the intellectual property area has included infringement and misappropriation litigation, restrictive covenants, licensing disputes, injunction proceedings, and related breach of contract issues. He is a faculty advisor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Intellectual Property Moot Court and a member of the Avonworth School Board. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and resides in Ohio Township.

W. Grant Scott is Chair of the Real Estate & Lending Group. He counsels clients on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of sophisticated real estate transactions. He also advises owners and tenants on leasing agreements, counsels borrowers on financing and works in tandem with the firm’s Corporate and Tax Departments on the real estate components of mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions. He graduated from the University of Virginia and resides in Sewickley.