Amber L. Reiner Skovdal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
 | Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-4016
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%)
Attorney Profile

A senior associate at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Amber L. Reiner Skovdal has developed a reputation as a skilled civil trial attorney. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she provides representation to companies throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia in several different types of business litigation matters.

By way of example, Ms. Reiner Skovdal has defended companies in personal injury litigation arising out of incidents involving defective products and other catastrophic accidents. She also defends insurers in bad faith and similar coverage actions.

She has experience in intellectual property litigation as well, assisting companies in actions involving the misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and patent infringement. 

As an undergraduate, Ms. Reiner Skovdal attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in political science with minors in economics and legal studies and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2010. She then went on to pursue her law degree at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. At her graduation in 2013, Ms. Skovdal received the Justice Louis L. Manderino Honor Society Award for her contributions to the school's moot court programs. After being awarded her Juris Doctor, she spent nearly three years at an area office of a national law firm before joining Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Ms. Reiner Skovdal is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Insurance Coverage (30%): Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Bad Faith Insurance


top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Amber Reiner Skovdal

Admitted: 2013, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 201
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Bar Leadership Institute, Allegheny County YLD Delegate, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2017-2018, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • State of West Virginia
  • Federal Bar Association- Membership Chair, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Volunteer Attorney- Protection From Abuse Project, 2013-2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2013
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Office Location for Amber L. Reiner Skovdal

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-288-4016

Fax: 412-281-4499

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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