Joining Goehring, Rutter & Boehm in October 2012, Ed Hirshberg is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Law Groups. Ed’s legal experience includes a broad focus in litigation, ranging from municipal and school-based property assessment litigation to real estate and title claims litigation, representing one of the largest title insurers in the county. Ed also has experience assessing and handling insurance claims, foreclosure proceedings, eminent domain matters, class-action suits, breach of contract suits, personal injury actions, and creditor’s rights issues. As an extern with the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Ed assisted in drafting opinions regarding the Federal Employers Liability Act and a wrongful death suit under 42 U.S.C § 1983, a civil action for deprivation of rights.
Ed has an extensive background in real-estate matters. Prior to beginning his legal career he worked as a multi-million dollar producing Realtor and, later, a top mortgage officer with a national bank. Representing both property owners and taxing bodies before the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessments and the Allegheny County Board of Viewers, Ed has participated in hundreds of assessment hearings, resulting in the determination of over one-hundred million dollars in residential and commercial property value.
In addition to his current legal work, Ed manages an independent real estate portfolio, purchasing and controlling residential properties.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit