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Craig M. Brooks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
401 Liberty Ave, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-467-0959
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., Craig M. Brooks focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1980, Mr. Brooks is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his practice, Mr. Brooks represents companies and management, although he also furnishes assistance to employees on a variety of matters. For his employer clients, he provides advice and counsel on dealing with employee issues, and he provides representation with respect to claims based on discrimination, wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation, sexual harassment, and Family and Medical Leave Act issues. In addition to defending them at the trial and appellate levels, Mr. Brooks has also appeared on their behalf before numerous federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. He also provides training to management and supervisors with the goal of minimizing potential legal claims, and he has represented employees who have concerns with the way that they have been treated or dealt with by their employers. Mr. Brooks has also been closely monitoring and providing guidance to clients on employment law matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  He has authored multiple updates on 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).

His successful track record and high degree of ethics throughout his career have earned Mr. Brooks the respect of his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Brooks has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A cum laude graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he obtained his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Craig M. Brooks

First Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Board Member, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association - Employment Law Section
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District, Appeals and Supreme Courts

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Board Member, UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Pittsburgh


  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017 and 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - 2019

Educational Background

  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1977

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Defense Contractors
  • Energy
  • Etc.
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals
  • Non-Profits
  • Professional Corporations
  • Service Sector
  • Utilities
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Office Location for Craig M. Brooks

401 Liberty Ave
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-467-0959

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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