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Samantha Quinn Stewart

Business And Commercial Litigation, Energy and Natural Resources, Insurance Defense and Insurance Litigation

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310 Grant Street, Suite 3000
The Grant Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

P 412-434-5436
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Samantha Quinn Stewart

Director

Ms. Stewart’s practice focuses on the following areas:

Land Use: Representing commercial entities in oil and gas litigation, easement negotiation, eminent domain, as well as representation of clients in cases involving municipal law, zoning, and appellate practice.

General Commercial and Tort Litigation: Products liability, toxic tort, insurance litigation, special education litigation, and general liability.

Employment: Defended various for-profit and non-profit companies in employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination, FLSA claims, unemployment, and non-compete litigation.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    College of William and Mary, BA English, 2007
    • CALI Award in Upper Level Writing
  • Law School:
     University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2010

Admissions

  •  Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Membership

  • Elected ACBA Young Lawyers Council Division Member 2014-2016
  • ACBA Bar Leadership Initiative Class Member 2013-2014
  • Women’s Energy Network- Appalachia Chapter
  • Co-Coordinator of Pennsylvania Bar Association Mock Trial Program for Allegheny County
  • President of William and Mary Alumni Chapter of Pittsburgh

Venue Experience

State trial courts in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Federal District Courts of Pennsylvania

Significant Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for commercial client in lawsuit involving flood damages arising from NPDES permitting issues
  • Obtained partial summary judgment for manufacturer client that dismissed claims of $2 million dollars in lost profits based on limitation of damages clause
  • Assisted in successful condemnation proceedings for various pipeline entities

Published Articles

  • “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Oil and Gas Company Pursuant to Estoppel by Deed”, Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Newsletter, Summer 2016

http://www.pabar.org/public/sections/env10/pubs/newsletters/2016-07-14-EELS%20Newsletter-V6E2.pdf

  • “Predictable Uncertainty: The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in Harrison”, Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Newsletter, Summer 2015

Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2621897

  • “Slow on the ‘Quick Take’: Eminent Domain Powers Under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law” , Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Scetion Newsletter, Summer 2014, Krauth, Daniel E. and Quinn Stewart, Samantha

Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2447656

Previous Positions/Experience

Law Clerk, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division- Motions Court

 

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