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Samuel H. Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business 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: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Construction Litigation: Business (30%), Energy & Natural Resources (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Samuel H. Simon is a partner with the Houston Harbaugh, P.C., law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. A co-chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Simon represents a diverse range of clients throughout the state who are dealing with complex, high-stakes legal challenges involving any of the following:

·       Construction litigation

·       Environmental litigation

·       Breaches of contract

·       Negligence

·       Restrictive covenants

·       Civil rights violations

·       Creditors' rights and collections

·       Bankruptcy

·       Lease disputes

·       Oil and gas law

·       Probate, estate and trust litigation

A highly rated attorney with more than 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Simon has achieved notable success serving the needs and helping to protect and preserve the interests of clients in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, as well as retail and distribution. He has also advocated on behalf of individuals and licensed professionals, such as architects and engineers, embroiled in disputes regarding faulty and negligent design issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Simon served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio, where he represented government agencies, licensing boards and regulatory commissions. He then practiced at a prominent Ohio law firm, where he focused on matters involving environmental remediation defense, construction dispute defense as well as defending the rights of law enforcement charged with civil rights violations.

A 1989 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Simon obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993 from The University of Akron School of Law, where he was active with the school's Law Review. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Additionally, he also practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S District Court for the District of Colorado, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 6th Circuits.

A leader in his field, Mr. Simon serves on the adjunct legal faculty of Duquesne University School of Law, where he facilitates classes on federal civil rights litigation, and he conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. Furthermore, he gives back to his local community by volunteering with Fox Chapel Youth Sports.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Energy & Natural Resources
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Construction Defects, Energy Law, Will Contests, Litigation

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Samuel H. Simon

First Admitted: 1993, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.hh-law.com/attorney/samuel-simon/

Honors/Awards

  • Jeffrey Goldsmith Outstanding Attorney Award by the Business and Government Regulations Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Fox Chapel Youth Sports

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Land owner seeks compensation from EQT for sale of hydrocarbons, West Virginia Record, June 5, 2018
  • OSHA's new view from drones raises issues, Butler County Business Matters, May 2019
  • University of Akron, Law Review

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • State of Ohio
  • State of West Virginia
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Educational Background

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 1989

Industry Groups

  • Construction
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Office Location for Samuel H. Simon

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

Phone: 412-467-0959

Fax: 412-281-4499

Last Updated: 11/4/2021

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