Pittsburgh law firm Meyer, Unkovic & Scott today announced that five of its attorneys have been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list as the top up-and-coming attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012.
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott attorneys named in this year’s Pennsylvania Rising Stars are Joshua Lorenz, Mary McGinley, Chad Michaelson, Andrew Noble, and Jason Yarbrough.
The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business rating service that evaluates outstanding lawyers across the nation annually using statewide surveys, independent research evaluations, and peer reviews in more than 70 practice areas.
For the awards, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania receive the Rising Star award.
Joshua Lorenz is a member of the firm's Business Litigation, Construction and Real Estate Groups, serving as Co-Chair of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Construction Group. He regularly represents the firm's construction, corporate, municipal and individual clients in their contractual matters, including contract negotiation, review and drafting, as well as handling both the prosecution and defense of their disputes before state and federal courts, arbitration panels and administrative agencies. Mr. Lorenz graduated from Virginia Tech and the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, and resides in Murrysville with his family where he serves as an elected member of Murrysville Council.
Mary McGinley is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Tort Litigation Groups. In practice, she has represented a wide range of corporations in shareholder and contractual disputes, as well as individuals in estate litigation matters before the orphans court and in employment restrictive covenant disputes in both state and federal court. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law, and resides in Squirrel Hill.
Chad Michaelson chairs the firm’s Sustainable Development Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation, Construction Law and Tort Litigation Groups. His practice is focused on commercial and construction litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder and partner disputes, tort defense and trade secrets and business protection litigation. He graduated from West Virginia University and the Emory University School of Law, and resides in Mt. Lebanon.
Andrew Noble is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters. The clients that Mr. Noble has represented range from Fortune 500 companies to small sole proprietorships. He has handled cases involving breach of contract, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, insurance coverage, oil and gas leases and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and resides in Oakmont.
Jason Yarbrough is a member of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Construction Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Creditors' Rights Groups. Mr. Yarbrough has represented corporate entities, officers, individuals and family-owned businesses in state and federal courts, state agencies and arbitrations on a variety of complex commercial, construction and real estate litigation matters. In his construction practice, Mr. Yarbrough represents owners, contractors, engineers, and code enforcement officials in disputes arising out of both public and private construction projects. He also frequently represents clients in commercial disputes, the sale or lease of commercial and residential real estate and real property tax assessments. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and resides in Allison Park (Hampton Township).