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Jeff Catanzarite

Partner - Pittsburgh Office

jcatanzarite@summersmcdonnell.com

Jeffrey Catanzarite specializes in complex liability cases involving multiple parties with a focus on all aspects of tort, casualty and insurance defense litigation. Mr. Catanzarite devotes a significant part of his practice representing contractors on all construction law matters including claims for negligent or substandard performance and violations of the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, as well as analyzing and interpreting contractual defense and indemnification provisions between parties. His areas of practice also include auto, UM/UIM, first party claims, insurance coverage, bad faith and general liability. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Mr. Catanzarite has successfully tried both jury and non-jury cases to verdict in various counties all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has defended clients in cases filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and has argued on behalf of them before the Pennsylvania appellate courts.

 

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: Westminster College, B.A. Business Administration, 1991
    Honors: Cum Laude Graduate

  • Law School: Capital University Law School, J.D. 1994
    Honors: Cum Laude Graduate

 

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute



 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Construction Law

  • Premises Liability

  • Insurance Law

  • Transportation

  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Product Liability

  • Commercial Law