Meyer, Unkovic & Scott today announced that nine of its attorneys have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012.
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott attorneys named in this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers include Patricia L. Dodge (Business Litigation), Andrea Geraghty (Real Estate), Ronald L. Hicks, Jr. (Business Litigation), Richard G. Kotarba (Construction Litigation), James R. Mall (Construction Litigation), Robert Mauro (Real Estate), Russell J. Ober, Jr. (Business Litigation), David G. Oberdick (Intellectual Property Litigation), and W. Grant Scott (Real Estate).
In addition, Patricia Dodge and Andrea Geraghy were also ranked by Super Lawyers on their Pittsburgh Top 50 Lawyers list and the Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania list.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business rating service, evaluates outstanding lawyers across the nation annually using statewide surveys, independent research evaluations, and peer reviews in more than 70 practice areas. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state of Pennsylvania are selected and featured by Super Lawyers.
Patricia Dodge is the managing partner of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. Dodge has practiced as a trial lawyer for 30 years, representing a wide range of foreign and domestic corporations, municipal agencies and individuals in business litigation, product liability and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. She’s also been recognized as an honoree for the Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year award. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Duquesne University School of Law and resides in Thornburg.
Andrea Geraghty advises clients through land acquisition, development, construction, and management of real estate ventures. She has significant litigation experience in diverse real estate related matters, including eminent domain, property tax assessment appeals, real estate broker’s commissions, and leasing. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University School of Law, and resides in Point Breeze.
Ron Hicks is Vice-Chair of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice Group and co-chair of the Litigation Section of Meritas, an association of select independent law firms in principal cities worldwide. For past 25 years, he has practices handled complex business litigation matters with a focus on misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property, breach of restrictive covenants and contracts, insurance coverage, creditors’ rights, social media risk management, and oil and gas disputes, representing both corporate and individual clients on the plaintiff and defendant side of civil cases. He grew up in North Sewickley Township, graduated from Pennsylvania State University and Wake Forest University School of Law, and resides in South Side.
Richard Kotarba is Senior Counsel of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. He has represented several nationally known construction companies, title insurance companies and other high-profile clients in a broad range of practice areas for more than 40 years. His experience has covered bid protest, review and negotiation of construction contracts, federal and state government construction contracting. He graduated from John Carroll University and Boston College Law School, and resides in Sewickley.
James Mall is Chair of the firm's Construction Practice Group and focuses his practice in construction and commercial litigation, land use and zoning. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with three degrees, and resides in Hampton Township.
Robert Mauro practices primarily in the areas of commercial real estate and lending, debt restructure, commercial leasing, and real estate acquisition and development. He graduated from Cornell University and The Dickinson School of Law, and resides in Fox Chapel.
Russell Ober is Chair of the Business & Tort Litigation Practice Group of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and focuses his practice on the litigation of business and commercial disputes and the defense of product liability, errors and omissions and other property and casualty claims. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and resides in Mt. Lebanon.
David Oberdick concentrates his practice on representing and providing counsel to companies and individuals in intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property litigation and related business transactions. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Corporate & Business Law and Business Litigation Groups. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and resides in Ohio Township.
W. Grant Scott is Chair of the Real Estate & Lending Group. He counsels clients on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of sophisticated real estate transactions. He also advises owners and tenants on leasing agreements, counsels borrowers on financing and works in tandem with the firm’s Corporate and Tax Departments on the real estate components of mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions. He graduated from the University of Virginia and resides in Sewickley.