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John D. Houston II is a founding member of Houston Harbaugh. His practice is focused on healthcare, general corporate matters, and estate planning and wealth preservation.


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


  • English


  • George Washington University Law School , LLB
  • Haverford College, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association - Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • American College of Probate Counsel - Fellow
  • Passavant Foundation Baord - Member and Secretary
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Pennsylvania Bar Insurance Trust - Past Trustee
  • Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation Board of Trustees - Past President, Former Member
  • Pittsburgh Lifetime Care Community - Past Chairman of the Board, Past Secretary, Former Member
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater Board of Trustees - Past Treasurer, Former Member
  • Sherwood Oaks Fund - Board Member
  • UPMC Passavant Hospital - Board Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Health Care Law

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

  • Health Care Law, Pittsburgh (2019)

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

  • Health Care Law


  • AV Preeminent Rated Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • John P. "Jerry" Auld Award for Community Service - 2016 - Passavant Hospital Foundation Legacy of Caring Awards


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