Paul Robinson - Attorney

Paul R. Robinson

Pittsburgh Office
Equity Member
Direct Dial: 412-553-7146
Cell: 412-760-9754

Areas of Practice

•  Transportation
•  Products Liability
•  Commercial Law
•  Construction Law
•  Insurance Litigation/Coverage

Bar Admissions

•  Pennsylvania
•  West Virginia
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Professional Background

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1992 and in West Virginia in 1993. Also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


•  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1989)
•  New England School of Law (J.D., 1992, Cum Laude)


Paul was listed as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in 2006 and 2007.

Recent Articles and Contributions

•  2017, Panelist, ALFA International 2017 Transportation Practice Group - Trucking 2.0 - Road to the Future, "Defending Against Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injuries and Chronic Pan Claims,"
•  2013, Circling the Wagons with Medical Examiners on Board
•  2013, ALFA Inernational 50-State Compendium Contribution for Pennsylvania - Collateral Source and Accident/Incident Reports
•  2012, Hours of Service . . . A Roundtable Discussion: Update and Challenges Ahead
•  2012, Negligent Hiring, Retention, Supervision, and Discipline . . . A Roundtable Discussion: Can an Employer be Independently Negligent When Vicarious Liability Is Admitted
•  2012, ALFA Inernational 50-State Compendium Contribution for Pennsylvania - Spoliation Issues


Professional/Civic Activities

•  Member: Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Defense Research Institute
•  Member, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
•  Life Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Association
•  Delegate, PBA House of Delegates, Zone 12
•  Steering Committee, ALFA International Product Liability Group
•  Steering Committee, ALFA International Transportation Group
•  Co-Chair, ACBA Foundation Golf Tournament, 2009
•  Vice-Chair, ACBA Bench-Bar Conference, 2009
•  Speaker, ALFA International, 2010 Transportation Practice Group Seminar, "What's It Worth," April 28, 2010
•  Chair, 2010 48th Annual Allegheny County Bench-Bar Conference
•  Chair, 2010 Allegheny County Bar Foundation Golf Tournament
•  Panelist, ALFA International 2012 Transportation Practice Group - Navigating Around the Potholes Seminar, "Negligent Hiring, Retention, Supervision, and Discipline . . . A Roundtable Discussion: Can an Employer be Independently Negligent When Vicarious Liability is Admitted," May, 2012
•  Moderator, ALFA International 2013 Transportation Practice Group - Welcome to the Wild, Wild West: The New Frontier in Transportation Law Seminar, "Circling the Wagons with Medical Examiners on Board," May 2013
•  Moderator, ALFA International 2015 Transportation Practice Group - A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss - Current Topics in a Fast Moving Industry, "One Way Or The Other, We Are Watching You: Successes and Pitfalls of Surveillance and Social Media Investigations," May 2015

Up Close and Personal

Paul is aggressive, determined, and skilled at representing his clients' interests in and out of court. He had only been practicing law for six years when he found his name at the top of a list in an annual publication on Pennsylvania's legal profession. Paul's client won a complete defense verdict, while the jury awarded a $40.5 million judgment, the largest dollar award that year, against the other co-defendants.

A native of New Castle, Paul grew up in the construction business with his family still active in the electrical contracting. With his inside knowledge from his own experience hammering nails and wiring buildings at construction sites, Paul is a sought-after defense attorney regarding worksite injuries and risk management.

Paul attended a rural western Pennsylvania high school, and then went to Edinboro University where he majored in criminal justice. He went straight to law school in Boston, graduating cum laude from the New England School of Law. He was also the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He clerked at Meyer Darragh during the summer of 1991 and joined the firm's Pittsburgh office on graduation in 1992. In 1997, he became a partner, and he currently chairs the firm's product liability and transportation groups.

A dedicated trial attorney, Paul's practice includes all aspects of transportation law, defending product liability claims involving consumer products, major equipment, and recreational vehicles, construction and commercial disputes, and insurance related issues.

A golfer and avid mountain biker who has trekked through the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Paul and his wife, Laura, a trained paralegal, live with their three children, Abigail, Thomas, and John, in Churchill.

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