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Post & Schell Expands Pittsburgh Presence with Addition of 11-Attorney Group

Philadelphia, PA – March 11, 2021 – Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of five new Principals, one new Counsel, and three new Associates to the firm’s Pittsburgh, PA office, one new Principal to the firm’s Allentown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA offices, and one new Principal to the firm’s Philadelphia, PA office. The eleven-attorney group, along with six staff members, significantly expands the firm’s Casualty Litigation Department,  and the firm’s presence in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. The group joins the firm from the law firm of Litchfield Cavo LLP.

In the firm’s Pittsburgh, PA office, the new attorneys include:

In addition, Hilary C. Bonenberger has joined as a Principal in the firm’s Allentown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA offices and Ryan L. Leonard as a Principal in the firm’s Philadelphia, PA office. 

“We are proud to welcome these eleven attorneys to Post & Schell,” said A. James Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell, P.C. “This addition is consistent with our firm’s goal of expanding our presence in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, as well as strategic expansion of our Casualty Litigation Department.”

“The collective practices of the group also add significantly to our firm’s ability to defend our clients in toxic tort litigation, including asbestos and benzene-related matters and litigation arising from occupational and environmental exposure to chemical and pharmaceutical products. The addition also adds to our footprint across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and into markets such as West Virginia and Ohio.”

“Joining Post & Schell offered not just the opportunity for our practices to thrive, but also grow significantly,” said Edward A. Smallwood. “We join a Casualty group with a reputation aligned with our own – putting clients at the center of our practice and pursuing the most favorable results possible. We look forward to growing with our new colleagues at Post & Schell.”

Additional details on the attorneys that have joined the firm:

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Hilary C. Bonenberger

Hilary dedicates her practice to the defense of parties in toxic tort and mass tort litigation, including asbestos claims. She also defends clients in premises liability, products liability, and other general liability matters.

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Colby S. Bryson

Colby focuses his practice on a wide array of civil litigation matters across several jurisdictions including premises liability, products liability, toxic tort, industrial accidents, property damage, motor vehicle claims, consumer class actions, commercial disputes, and breach of contract. This includes the defense of clients in claims involving fatalities, permanent injuries, property damage, fires, and dig-in accidents.

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Leo G. Daly

Leo is an experienced trial attorney whose practice includes toxic tort litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, and environmental matters. His experience includes complex multiparty lawsuits involving both personal injury and property damage. Leo also has an extensive background in general liability and class action work including lead paint class action defense for Western Pennsylvania housing authorities. He also has an active commercial litigation practice.

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Cathy R. Gordon

Cathy has extensive experience in a broad range of civil defense litigation matters. She defends manufacturers and suppliers in products liability, premises liability, and toxic tort cases nationwide. Cathy also represents companies in litigation involving accidents and injuries, employment-related matters, commercial disputes, and cost recovery. 

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Ryan L. Leonard

Ryan counsels and defends clients in toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, and commercial litigation matters. His practice has a particular emphasis on the area of toxic tort defense with a focus on asbestos litigation and benzene and diacetyl cases. He also represents physician groups and medical professionals and defends them in professional liability claims and reviews regulatory agreements for compliance. He has extensive experience drafting complex contracts including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, leases, and subleases for commercial real estate and office space, and multifaceted contracts for vendor services.

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Edward A. Smallwood

Ed represents and defends clients in premises liability, products liability, trucking liability, and toxic tort liability matters, and related litigation. His clients include energy and utility companies, including electric utilities and oil, mining, construction, and transportation companies. Ed also handles all phases of litigation and serves as National Coordinating Counsel overseeing toxic tort litigation throughout the country.

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Kelly L. Smith

Kelly maintains a national litigation practice focused on general civil defense and toxic tort defense. Her clients include product manufacturers, product suppliers, contractors, premises owners, and employers. She participates in all phases of litigation in various jurisdictions and serves as National Coordinating Counsel overseeing toxic tort litigation throughout the country.

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John W. Bruni

John has more than 25 years of defense litigation experience in toxic tort, products liability, and premises liability claims. His clients include product manufacturers, industrial contractors, suppliers and distributors, utilities, employers, and owners in various product and premises liability, negligence, and toxic tort claims including asbestos, silica, and benzene exposure claims across the nation.

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Josh M. Brick

Josh counsels and defends clients in general liability claims, including premises liability, toxic tort, products liability, commercial transportation liability, and automotive injury claims.

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Steven D. Evans

Steve counsels and defends clients in civil litigation matters including those involving toxic tort, products liability, and general liability. He is experienced in motion practice and discovery.

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Vincent P. Lamperski

Vince concentrates his practice on matters involving toxic tort, products liability, and general liability matters.

About Post & Schell, P.C.

For over 50 years, Post & Schell’s attorneys have combined the operational knowledge and insight into the industries they represent with creative legal solutions – and helped clients overcome their legal and business challenges.

Founded in 1968, we have grown from a Philadelphia insurance defense-focused firm, to a firm with diverse, collaborative, and complementary practices and attorneys. With over 50 practice groups and eight offices, we provide litigation, regulatory compliance, business and transactional, and dispute resolution services to clients regionally, nationally, and internationally.

With offices in Washington, DC, Mt. Laurel, NJ, Wilmington, DE, and Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Allentown, PA, our attorneys represent industries in a variety of venues and geographic markets.