Craig M. Brooks

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
Craig M. Brooks
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1980

Education: Duke University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

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


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, including for example representation regarding claims based on discrimination, wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation, sexual & other harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act, wage & hour issues, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, etc. 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 Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, 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 treated unlawfully by their employers. Mr. Brooks closely monitored and providing guidance to clients on employment law matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, authoring multiple updates on various topics (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

Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment & Labor: Employer, Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Labor Law, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • Top rated for more than the last twenty years, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Lawyer Peer Ratings
  • 2017 - present, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • 2017 - present, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers Peer Review
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Former Board Member, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor & 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
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

Office location for Craig M. Brooks

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

Phone: 412-288-2214


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2024

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