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Stephen A. Hall

Pittsburgh Office
Frick Building
437 Grant Street, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Stephen is a member of the firm's Litigation and Estate Planning & Administration Groups.

His civil litigation practice includes both trial and appellate in the areas of commercial, real estate, and professional liability, as well as personal injury, products and premises liability. Stephen has also successfully represented clients in estate litigation matters in Orphan's Court.

With over 10 years of experience representing railroads nationwide, Stephen has defended Class I and short line railroad clients in occupational injury, grade crossing and wrongful death cases brought under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) and the Safety Appliance Act (SAA). Stephen has also assisted Class I railroads during catastrophic events, under the jurisdiction of the National Transportation Safety Board.

In addition to his litigation practice, he assists families with a wide range of their estate planning needs, including drafting of special needs trusts, simple and complex wills, general trusts, advanced health care directives and powers of attorney, and asset protection planning.


University of Pittsburgh, 1996, Political Science, summa cum laude

Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1999, with distinction

Judicial Clerkship
After graduating from law school, Stephen served two years as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. John M. Cleland, former President Judge of the McKean County Court of Common Pleas.

Courts Admitted

Pennsylvania and New York State Courts

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (ABA)

Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)

Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee

Legal Services to Persons with Disabilites Committee

Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star (2010-2011 and 2013-2014)


Community Involvement

Stephen served for about 6 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg teaching American Constitutional Law and American Civil Liberties and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh.