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Corey A. Bauer

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
401 Liberty Ave, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-2216
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Criminal Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Corey A. Bauer is a senior associate at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a civil litigation attorney who represents businesses in commercial and intellectual property litigation throughout the country. He also handles federal criminal defense cases and internal investigations. 

Mr. Bauer has written extensively about legal matters such as UAS/UAV law, contract law, and legal ethics in prominent publications. He has also lectured at several continuing legal education forums and seminars across the country.

His practice predominately consists of business/contract disputes, trade secret, patent infringement, and trademark infringement litigation.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Felony, Misdemeanor


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Corey A. Bauer

First Admitted: 2017, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A Night at The Science Center: Criminal Procedure for the Non- Criminal Lawyer, The Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA (February 28th, 2020) (ABA Award Winner)
  • The Law’s Blind Eye Toward Injustice: Why Lawyers Sometimes Allow Wrongful Convictions, Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Point of Law (2018, Winter Issue 2019)
  • Peeping Drones: Uncertainty in the UAV World After ACT 78, Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Point of Law (Summer Issue 2019)
  • What You Need to Know About Pennsylvania Drone Crimes, The Pennsylvania Bar Association, The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine (March/April Issue 2020)
  • The New Road to Municipal Workplace Safety, The Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, The Authority Magazine, Co- Author (Volume 51, Number 1, February 2020)
  • How the Coronavirus Affects Contracts With Force Majeure Clauses in Pennsylvania Courts, Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Point of Law (Summer Issue 2020)
  • Drone Crimes: A New Frontier in Criminal Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Champion Magazine, (November 2020 Issue)
  • Drone Laws: The Imminent Quandary, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting, Anaheim, CA (February 21st, 2020)
  • Speaker, Constitutional Rights in the Digital Age: Is There an App for that?, The Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, PA (August 29th, 2019)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA –Criminal Justice Act Panel Member
  • The American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • The American Bar Association, Drone Law Committee
  • The American Bar Association, Forum on Air and Space Law Member
  • The American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”), Legal Education Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”), Young Lawyers Division Council Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”), Litigation Section, 2021
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2021
  • Allegheny Bar Association - Young Lawyer Division Council Member, 2021
  • American Bar Association, 2021
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021


  • National Finalist in the 2016-2017 American Bar Association National Mock Trial Competition, University of Pittsburgh
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2021
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020-Present)
  • CALI Awards (best grade in class) in Securities Arbitration Clinic, Advanced Trial Evidence, and Criminal Defense and Prosecutorial Ethics Seminar, University of Pittsburgh
  • William Eckert Prize for Superior Upper Level Legal Research and Writing, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation, Expert Network, 2018


  • Drastically reduced Plaintiff settlement offer through effective litigation by +90%, leading to a favorable settlement for the client in a federal case, 2020
  • Successfully defended a Pittsburgh-area municipal supervisor who was civilly surcharged for improper business expenditures in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Town Supervisors. Was able to decrease the surcharge amount by over 66% after litigation and a two-day bench trial, 2021
  • Defended a Pittsburgh municipality in a major boundary dispute against bordering municipality concerning a high-revenue tax area with a recent Shell "Cracker" plant development. Received a defense verdict after a three day hearing before a panel of court appointed commissioners, 2020
  • Litigation and negotiation of a Confessed Judgment saving business owner client over $350,000, 2021
  • Acquittal of 15 felonies and misdemeanors, including ecoterrorism and taunting police animal charges. Convicted of summary offense with $150 fine. The defendant was accused of tormenting K9 trainers with his drone, causing serious injury to the canines, 2019
  • Personal Injury verdict for the plaintiff in a rear-ending, soft tissue injury case. Offered $250 and obtained a $10,000 verdict in arbitration, 2019
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Office Location for Corey A. Bauer

401 Liberty Ave
22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-288-2216

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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