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Catherine S. Loeffler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
401 Liberty Ave, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-467-0959
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

A senior associate at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Catherine S. Loeffler is a highly regarded civil litigation attorney. Located in the firm's offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she assists individuals and businesses throughout the western part of the state as well as in West Virginia. Her experience includes representing clients in employment matters, construction, eminent domain and condemnation, and complex commercial matters. Recently, Ms. Loeffler has been focusing her efforts on employment law matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  She has co-authored multiple updates on such topics including return to work policies and templates, PA workplace safety and health guidelines, Families First Coronavirus Response Act regarding paid sick leave and amendments to FMLA (all of which can be found here.

Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Loeffler attended Allegheny College as an undergraduate, where she majored in political science and government and obtained a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2008. Her legal education came at Duquesne University School of Law, where she received numerous awards including the Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Award for Outstanding Appellate Brief & Oral Argument, the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Employment Discrimination, and the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Appellate Practice & Procedure. 

Outside of the firm, Ms. Loeffler is an adjunct professor at Butler County Community College, a legal advisor to the Butler County Distinguished Young Woman Program, the founder and mentor of "Lawyers and Littles" Program for the Allegheny County Bar Association, and a council member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Construction Defects


1 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Catherine S. Loeffler

First Admitted: 2011, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Butler County Bar Association
  • MemberAmerican Inns of Court, Amy Reynolds Hay Chapter
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia 
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pittsburgh Young Professionals
  • Member, Duquesne Law Alumni Association
  • State of West Virginia 
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lecturer, ACBA YLD “Stepping Out” Program
  • Adjunct Professor, Butler County Community College 
  • Volunteer, ACBA YLD Wills for Heroes
  • Council Member, Young Lawyers Division of Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Juror, PBA Mock Trial Competition
  • Founder and Mentor, Lawyers and Littles Program
  • Legal Advisor, Butler County Distinguished Young Woman Program

Educational Background

  • Cum Laude graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, 2011
  • Cum Laude graduate of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, 2008


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2018, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Architects
  • Businesses
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Employers
  • Engineers
  • General/In-house counsel
  • HR personnel
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Office Location for Catherine S. Loeffler

401 Liberty Ave
22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-467-0959

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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