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Gregg Guthrie

Senior Partner - Pittsburgh Office

Pennsylvania Superlawyer

gguthrie@summersmcdonnell.com

Gregg A. Guthrie is a seasoned litigator with over 29 years of civil trial experience defending claims against individuals, business entities, governmental agencies and insurance carriers in state and federal court. After serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann in 1990, Mr. Guthrie entered private practice where he acquired extensive litigation experience.

Since then, Mr. Guthrie has successfully tried over 100 jury trials to verdict throughout Pennsylvania and has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Supreme Court. Mr. Guthrie 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.

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

Duquesne Law Review, Staff Member, 1988-1989, Recent Decisions Editor, 1989-1990

Rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

International Society of Primerus Law Firms

The Risk Management Society (“RIMS”)


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 Supreme Court 1990

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1993

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 - Mr. 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.


 

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

  • Trucking/Transportation

  • Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith

  • Commercial Litigation