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Michael Betts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Michael J. Betts LLC
235 Alpha Drive, Suite 301B
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: 412-935-7073
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Securities Litigation, Banking, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Michael Betts is the owner and principal attorney of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law firm of Michael J. Betts LLC.  Mr. Betts has over forty years of experience in handling a wide range of litigation matters, including:

  • Business litigation and commercial disputes
  • Securities litigation
  • FINRA arbitrations
  • SEC and FINRA enforcement actions and disciplinary proceedings
  • Insurance/annuity sales practices cases
  • Trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation
  • Accounting malpractice claims
  • Banking litigation
  • False Claims Act ("qui tam") claims

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Betts is an experienced ADR neutral and has served as a mediator or arbitrator in numerous cases.  He is an approved ADR neutral and E-Discovery Special Master in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Betts is also on the American Arbitration Association's national roster of arbitrators for commercial and consumer cases, and he is an approved arbitrator and mediator for FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Securities Litigation
  • 10%Banking
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Arbitration, Mediation


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Michael Betts

First Admitted: 1980, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania – Approved for Court’s Roster of Neutrals (Mediator; Arbitrator; Early Neutral Evaluator) and Roster of Approved E-Discovery Special Masters and Mediators
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution – Approved Arbitrator and Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association Roster of Arbitrators
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Courts
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Educational Background

  • Dickinson College, B.A., Major: Economics, 1977

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Others
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Office Location for Michael Betts

235 Alpha Drive
Suite 301B
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Phone: 412-935-7073

Last Updated: 6/28/2022

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