Henry M. Sneath

Henry M. Sneath


Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

Recognized since 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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Henry Sneath is a complex business litigation, intellectual property, DTSALaw® trade secrets and restrictive covenant, employment, products liability, catastrophic injury, probate, estates and trusts litigation, and insurance coverage attorney, as well as a complex case certified mediator and Federal Court Special Master with Houston Harbaugh, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his team are currently handling some very complex trade secrets misappropriation litigation and several patent litigation matters in various federal courts. He was the 2011-2012 President of DRI (www.dri.org), a 22,000 member international organization of lawyers defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. He was the 2009-2010 Chair of the PBA IP Section. Mr. Sneath has been a member of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law teaching 2 courses: Trade Secret Law and the Law of Trademarks and Unfair Competition. Mr. Sneath handles litigation and trials in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, the defense of pharmaceutical, products and toxic tort liability, catastrophic injury cases and insurance coverage, and the prosecution or defense of trade secret (including DTSA claims) and non-compete restrictive covenant and employment cases. He also handles a considerable amount of probate, estates and trusts litigation and breach of contract claims. Mr. Sneath has tried over 95 cases to jury and non-jury verdict and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Personal Injury Defense Litigation and Legal Malpractice Litigation. He is also listed in Super Lawyers for Business and Intellectual Property Litigation and is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. He is rated 10/10 Superb by AVVO. Mr. Sneath currently serves as a Federal Court Appointed Special Master in patent and complex cases and is a certified mediator for complex business and IP cases. He is further Certified in Complex Case Mediation and ADR by the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON). He is a member of AIPLA, PIPLA, IADC, ADTA and many other organizations relating to his practice. He is a frequent national and regional seminar lecturer on business litigation, intellectual property, products liability and law firm management issues. He is active in his church and has devoted Pro Bono time to the representation of battered women in Protection from Abuse matters. Business Litigation. Pittsburgh Strong®

Location

  • Three Gateway Center, 22nd Floor
    401 Liberty Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Education

  • Hamilton College, graduated 1980
  • Duquesne University , graduated 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, All State and Federal Courts

Affiliations

  • Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard University - Certified Complex Case Mediator and ADR Specialist
  • Duquesne University School of Law - Adjunct Professor: Trade Secrets Law and the Law of Trademarks and Unfair Competition
  • American Bar Association (ABA) - Member Tort and IP Sections
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) - Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) - Member
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar - 2011-2012 President
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) - Member
  • Lawyers For Civil Justice (LCJ) - Former Board Of Directors
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) - Former Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (PBA IP) - Chair
  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) - Member

State Clerkships

  • Pennsylvania - Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Pittsburgh (2018)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Pittsburgh (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005 - 2022
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers - 2014, 2015
  • AV Preeminent® Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System

Publications

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