Gregg A. Guthrie

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Senior Partner - Pittsburgh Office

Gregg A. Guthrie is a seasoned litigator with over 29 years of civil trial experience defending claims against insured and self-insured individuals, business entities, governmental agencies and insurance carriers in state and federal court. In 1990, after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Mr. Guthrie entered private practice where he acquired extensive litigation experience in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, products liability, general liability, governmental immunity, municipal liability, police / law enforcement liability, dram shop / liquor liability, industrial accidents, gas explosion accidents, traumatic brain injury, catastrophic injury,  burn injuries, wrongful death, fire, insurance coverage / bad faith, declaratory judgment actions, defamation, claims against nursing homes and life insurance carriers, federal civil rights claims , commercial litigation, collection matters and admiralty.

Since 1990, Mr. Guthrie has successfully tried over 100 jury trials to verdict throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Guthrie has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Supreme Court and has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and The Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania advocating legal positions of importance to the insurance industry and the business community. Mr. Guthrie has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: Westminster College – B.A. Political Science, 1987

Honors: Dean’s List, Pi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society

  • Law School: Duquesne University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990

Honors: Duquesne Law Review, Recent Decisions Editor, 1989-1990

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania 1990
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1993

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Tort and Casualty
  • General Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Municipal Liability
  • Police / Law Enforcement Liability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto / UM / UIM
  • Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation

MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

  • Duquesne Law Review, Staff Member, 1988-1989, Recent Decisions Editor, 1989-1990 ;
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – A designation limited to the top 5% of Pennsylvania Lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement .Selection is based upon Peer Nominations, Confidential Peer Evaluations and Independent Research ;
  • Rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® - highest possible rating granted only to select lawyers who have been recognized by their peers as demonstrating the highest level of professional excellence, legal ability and ethical standards ;
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms – Primerus is an international society of top-rated law firms that share a commitment to a set of core principles known as the Six Pillars : Integrity , Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Attorney’s Fees, Continuing Education, Civility and Community Service . Membership in Primerus is by invitation only ;
  • The Risk Management Society ( “RIMS” ) – The Risk Management Society is a preeminent international society of risk management professionals committed to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk management community;
  • Current and/or past member of the American Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Evidence Code Committee

PUBLICATIONS / SEMINARS

  • 1989 – Recent Decisions, Sheridan v. United States, 108 S. Ct. 2449, (1988), Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 829 (1989)
  • 1990 – “Should Pennsylvania Recognize a Cause of Action for Loss of Parental Consortium?” Comment, Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 4, p. 697 (1990)
  • 1999 – “Viability the Determinative Factor for Maintaining a Cause of Action for the Wrongful Death of an Unborn Fetus,” Counterpoint, July 1999
  • 2000 – “Admissibility of Alcohol Consumption and/or Intoxication Evidence in a Civil Action,” Counterpoint, January 2000
  • Guthrie has presented seminars and CLE programs on insurance and litigation related topics including: An Overview of UM/UIM Claims; Validity of Zero / Defense Verdict on Admitted Negligence Case; and An Overview of Rule 238 Delay Damages.

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