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Joe Hudock, Jr.

Senior Partner - Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Superlawyer

jhudock@summersmcdonnell.com

Joseph A. Hudock Jr. specializes in all aspects of tort, casualty and insurance defense litigation. He has a broad range of practice areas including claims pertaining to auto, UM/UIM, insurance coverage, bad faith, premises liability, product and much more.

Mr. Hudock has tried over 170 jury trials to verdict all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having argued extensively on behalf of his clients before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Court. His professional experience coupled with his comprehensive education (with an impressive resume of representative cases) makes him an exemplary leader at the firm. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2014.

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – 2014 to 2019

Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Gallagher v. GEICO (Pa.Super. 2019) (memorandum opinion)

Myers v. GEICO, No. 2:17-cv-3933 (E.D. Pa. 2019)

Coughlin v. Massaquoi, A.3d (Pa.Super. 2016)

Williams v. GEICO, 32 A.3d 1195 (Pa. 2011)

Motorists v. Pinkerton, 830 A.2d 958 (Pa. 2003)

GEICO v. Ayers, 955 A.2d 1025 (Pa.Super. 2008)

Van Kirk v. O’Toole, 857 A.2d 183 (Pa.Super. 2004) Mannas v. Taylor, (Pa.Super. 2014) (memorandum opinion) Schifino v. GEICO, No. 2:11-cv-1094 (W.D. Pa. 2013)

Katta v. GEICO, No. 2:11-cv-729 (W.D. Pa. 2012)



EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, B.A. History, 1988
    Honors: Cum Laude

  • Law School:University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 1992


 

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania

  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Languages

  • German, reading knowledge of French

 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Insurance Law

  • Transportation – Motor Vehicle and Trucking

  • Bad Faith

  • UM/UIM Coverage

  • Premises Liability

  • Product Liability

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Commercial Law

  • Construction Law

  • Employment Law