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Frank C. Botta - Canonsburg, PA

375 Southpointe BoulevardSuite 100 Canonsburg, PA 15317

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Updated: 08/26/2021

Overview

Frank Botta is Chair of the Transportation Practice Group. He also is a member of the Labor and Employment, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Education Groups.

Frank has a deep understanding of the issues faced by companies in the transportation industry and decades of experience counseling local, regional, national, and international clients in logistics, supply chain, and transportation operations...

Frank Botta is Chair of the Transportation Practice Group. He also is a member of the Labor and Employment, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Education Groups.

Frank has a deep understanding of the issues faced by companies in the transportation industry and decades of experience counseling local, regional, national, and international clients in logistics, supply chain, and transportation operations. Frank is an active member of the Transportation Lawyers Association where he received the Distinguished Service Award (2008) and served as President of the Association (2017-2018). He currently serves on the Executive Committee and various sub-committees. Frank is also actively involved in the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Directors.

In addition to his transportation practice, Frank has extensive experience in advising and assisting clients with labor and employment matters including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair labor practice, union election campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances and commercial and corporate litigation in both federal and state courts. He counsels clients with employment-related investigations involving claims of employee misconduct and also with workplace incidents involving the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). He represents companies before federal and state agencies including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).

Frank is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully litigated in a spectrum of civil disputes in both state and federal court systems in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters and has represented national companies before the Third and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

He is a trained mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. He also has been selected to serve as an arbitrator and mediator with National Arbitration and Mediation. Frank has served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. In addition, he has been certified as a Major League Baseball player agent and represented baseball players for 13 years.

Frank’s notable experience also includes assisting colleges and universities with the issues and challenges specific to academia. He has served as outside counsel to Washington and Jefferson College, where he provided policy oversight and advice on a variety of matters including, Title IX guidance and litigation representation.

As an alumnus of Washington and Jefferson College, Frank has remained actively engaged in the school community. He served as President of the Washington and Jefferson College Alumni Executive Council (2001-2003) and as a member of the Board of Trustees (2003-2008). He is the Director of the Pre-Law Advisory Committee and has spoken on legal issues impacting the profession of law.

He is rated AV Preeminent, the highest peer rating standard, by Martindale-Hubbel and was selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List.

Prior to joining The Lynch Law Group, Frank served as in-house counsel at Caliber Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Roadway Services, Inc. and RPS, Inc.). Most recently he was Vice President and General Counsel for Samuels and Son Seafood Co., Inc., the largest seafood wholesaler in the Northeast region. Frank Botta is Chair of the Transportation Practice Group. He also is a member of the Labor and Employment, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Education Groups.

Frank has a deep understanding of the issues faced by companies in the transportation industry and decades of experience counseling local, regional, national, and international clients in logistics, supply chain, and transportation operations. Frank is an active member of the Transportation Lawyers Association where he received the Distinguished Service Award (2008) and served as President of the Association (2017-2018). He currently serves on the Executive Committee and various sub-committees. Frank is also actively involved in the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Directors.

In addition to his transportation practice, Frank has extensive experience in advising and assisting clients with labor and employment matters including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair labor practice, union election campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances and commercial and corporate litigation in both federal and state courts. He counsels clients with employment-related investigations involving claims of employee misconduct and also with workplace incidents involving the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). He represents companies before federal and state agencies including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).

Frank is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully litigated in a spectrum of civil disputes in both state and federal court systems in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters and has represented national companies before the Third and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

He is a trained mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. He also has been selected to serve as an arbitrator and mediator with National Arbitration and Mediation. Frank has served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. In addition, he has been certified as a Major League Baseball player agent and represented baseball players for 13 years.

Frank’s notable experience also includes assisting colleges and universities with the issues and challenges specific to academia. He has served as outside counsel to Washington and Jefferson College, where he provided policy oversight and advice on a variety of matters including, Title IX guidance and litigation representation.

As an alumnus of Washington and Jefferson College, Frank has remained actively engaged in the school community. He served as President of the Washington and Jefferson College Alumni Executive Council (2001-2003) and as a member of the Board of Trustees (2003-2008). He is the Director of the Pre-Law Advisory Committee and has spoken on legal issues impacting the profession of law.

He is rated AV Preeminent, the highest peer rating standard, by Martindale-Hubbel and was selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List.

Prior to joining The Lynch Law Group, Frank served as in-house counsel at Caliber Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Roadway Services, Inc. and RPS, Inc.). Most recently he was Vice President and General Counsel for Samuels and Son Seafood Co., Inc., the largest seafood wholesaler in the Northeast region.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Ohio

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association
  • American Arbitration Association, Trained Neutral List
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, 2017 - 2018 (President)
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Executive Committee
  • Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • American Arbitration Association (Arbitrator)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Management Chair)
  • American Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (Management Chair)

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1985
    J.D.
  • Washington & Jefferson College, PA, 1981
    B.A.
    Major: Economics

Past Positions

  • Caliber Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Roadway Services, Inc. and RPS, Inc.), In-house Counsel
  • Samuels and Son Seafood Co., Inc., Vice President
  • Samuels and Son Seafood Co., Inc., General Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Transportation Practice Group, Chair
  • FINRA, Arbitrator
  • Washington and Jefferson College, Alumni Executive Council, President, 2001 - 2003
  • Washington and Jefferson College, Board of Trustees, Member, 2003 - 2008
  • Washington and Jefferson College, Pre-Law Advisory Committee, Director

Ancillary Businesses

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Mediator, U.S. Mediation & Arbitration

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Frank C. Botta

Included on the 2024 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Frank C. Botta on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, 2008
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List, 2020

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Office Information

Address

375 Southpointe BoulevardSuite 100 Canonsburg, PA 15317

Fax

  • 724-776-8001

Publication

Articles

  • "Considering the Jury: Selecting an Engineer or Mechanic as an Expert Witness for Trial", Communiqué, March, 2008
  • “Employer Considerations to Take into Account When Assessing Whether to Fire a Truck Driver Who Was Involved in an Accident in Pennsylvania”, Communiqué, September, 2007
  • “A Crash Course: Truck Accident Litigation Jury Verdicts”, Communiqué, August, 2007
  • “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is Reviewing and Reconsidering its Recently Adopted Hours-of-Service Rules”, Communiqué, February, 2005
  • "High Court Reinforces Arbitration Forum Yet Sidesteps Issue Regarding Permissibility of Class Action Arbitrations Leaving Lower Courts Divided", The Transportation Lawyer, February, 2004

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