Catherine S. Loeffler

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
 | Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-467-0959
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
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    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%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Catherine Loeffler

    Admitted: 2011, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


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

    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

    Industry Groups

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

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

    Phone: 412-467-0959

    Fax: 412-281-4499

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    Last Updated: 5/14/2020

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