Joseph A. Hudock

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch P.C.
 | 707 Grant Street, Suite 2400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-261-3232
Fax: 412-261-3239
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joseph A. Hudock is a senior partner at the law firm of Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hudock practices in many areas of law including commercial law, construction law, employment law and insurance defense law. He defends clients in actions involving motor vehicle accidents, bad faith claims, premises liability, product liability, trucking accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and workers’ compensation.

    Mr. Hudock serves clients in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg areas and throughout Allegheny and Dauphin counties. He holds a license to practice law before all Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. district courts for the western, middle and eastern districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. He has argued before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

    Over the course of his 25 years in legal practice, Mr. Hudock has tried hundreds of jury trials and settled numerous cases on behalf of his clients. His broad range of legal knowledge allows him to provide advice and guidance to clients on all aspects of a case. While he is skilled at reaching favorable settlements out of court, he believes in always being ready to go to trial if that is the best way to secure good results for his clients.

    Mr. Hudock graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Outside of running his practice, he participates in professional organizations including the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Insurance Coverage


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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    Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2014 to 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
    • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
    • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania


    • Van Kirk v. O’Toole, 857 A.2d 183 (Pa.Super. 2004)
    • Katta v. GEICO, No. 2:11-cv-729 (W.D. Pa. 2012)  
    • Schifino v. GEICO, No. 2:11-cv-1094 (W.D. Pa. 2013)
    • Mannas v. Taylor, (Pa.Super. 2014)
    • GEICO v. Ayers, 955 A.2d 1025 (Pa.Super. 2008)
    • Motorists v. Pinkerton, 830 A.2d 958 (Pa. 2003)
    • Williams v. GEICO, 32 A.3d 1195 (Pa. 2011)
    • Coughlin v. Massaquoi, A.3d (Pa.Super. 2016)
    • Myers v. GEICO, No. 2:17-cv-3933 (E.D. Pa. 2019)
    • Gallagher v. GEICO (Pa.Super. 2019)

    Educational Background:

    • Georgetown University, B.A. History, 1988, Honors: Cum Laude
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    707 Grant Street
    Suite 2400
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    Phone: 412-261-3232

    Fax: 412-261-3239

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    Last Updated: 1/12/2020

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