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Daniel E. Krauth

Member, President

Dan Krauth is a trial attorney. His 25 years of practice have focused on the areas of product liability defense, mass tort litigation, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation, construction litigation, and insurance defense.

Dan has represented Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller Western Pennsylvania businesses. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict throughout all counties in Western Pennsylvania, obtaining defense verdicts in an overwhelming majority of the trials.

In the past decade, as the Marcellus Shale play erupted in Pennsylvania, Dan has litigated lease disputes, helped to broker gas leases, and helped companies obtain needed land through use of eminent domain proceedings.

Dan has served on the board of several philanthropic endeavors, including the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative and the Career Literacy for African American Youth, and he has served as a mentor to diverse high school students in Pittsburgh Schools, and through the Fresh Start Program at Penn State.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1985
  • Law School:
    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations

Venue Experience

  • Pennsylvania common pleas and appellate courts
  • Pennsylvania federal district courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Significant Matters

  1. Obtained land for a regional natural gas production firm through eminent domain proceedings in Allegheny, Washington and Greene counties.
  2. Brokered a settlement for a client in a large construction lawsuit, wherein all parties (including the Plaintiff) agreed to make repairs to the building in question due to pyrite expansion issues – all parties continued to do business with each other after the settlement.
  3. Tried numerous cases to defense verdicts for a regional department store chain, including “trip and fall” claims, falling merchandise claims and false imprisonment claims.
  4. Took a case for a client after they had lost summary judgment and had the summary judgment overturned by the Commonwealth Court in a mandamus action.
  5. Routinely have clients dismissed by summary judgment on toxic tort litigation in Allegheny County.
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