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R. Brandon McCullough - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005

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Updated: 12/08/2022

Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer


Brandon concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and complex commercial and business litigation. He has represented insurance companies in a wide array of coverage disputes in trial courts and on appeal in both state and federal court...

About R. Brandon McCullough

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Director


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division Membership Outreach Committee)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Former Member, Young Lawyers Division Council)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Former Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division Communications Committee)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Former Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division Education Committee)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Vice Chair, Insurance Law Committee Compendium)
  • Defense Research Institute (Vice Chair, Insurance Law Committee State Liaison Initiative)
  • Defense Research Institute (Chair and former Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee of Insurance Law Committee)
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute (Member, Bad Faith and Amicus Curiae and Appellate Practice Committees)
  • DRI- The Voice of the Defense Bar (Member)
  • Insurance Law Committee Compendium, DRI (Chair)
  • Commercial General Liability SLG, DRI (Vice Chair)
  • 2019 Annual Meeting Chair, Insurance Law Committee, DRI


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Honors: magna cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • “Auto Claims in Pennsylvania,” DRI Webcast, May 24, 2019


Other Sources of Feedback About R. Brandon McCullough

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for R. Brandon McCullough on Super Lawyers


  • Young Lawyer Fellow by Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 - 2020
  • 10/10 Rating, AVVO

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Office Information


Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005


  • 412-281-4499

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




  • DRI Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Compendium 2018, Editor in Chief and Co-Author of Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Federal Jurisdiction in Declaratory Judgment Actions Involving Insurance, For the Defense, Vol. 59, No. 10 | October 2017
  • Regional Editor and Co-Author of Pennsylvania Chapter, DRI Duty to Defend Compendium February 2016
  • Editor in Chief, "Point of Law" – the E-Newsletter of the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (First Place Winner of American Bar Association Award for best Young Lawyer Division Newsletter), 2015 – 2016
  • Contributor, Business Litigation Update Section of Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Newsletter 2011 – 2015
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Insurance Law 101 Lunch and Learn December 9, 2013
  • “Now It’s Personal: First-Party Bad Faith,” DRI Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, March 23, 2018 | Chicago, IL

Representative Cases

  • Representation of insurer in suit involving dispute over coverage for a product manufacturer for death claims arising from an airplane crash. Motion for judgment on the pleadings granted to insurer. The Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co. v. Interface Performance Materials, Inc., 2018 WL 5297737 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 25, 2018).
  • Representation of insurer in suit seeking coverage for claims involving construct defects in planned residential development. Summary judgment granted to insurer. Northridge Village, L.P. v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140541 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 31, 2017).
  • Representation of insurer in coverage and bad faith action involving claims for coverage under a specified disease cancer insurance policy. Reported decision: Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance Company, 170 A.3d 364 (Pa. 2017).
  • Representation of auto insurers in cases involving validity of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage rejection forms. Reported decision, e.g.: Petty v. Federated Mutual Ins. Co., 152 A.3d 1020 (Pa. Super. 2017).
  • Representation of excess insurers in coverage actions involving underlying claims arising out of exposure to asbestos, silica and coal dust.
  • Representation of insurer and reinsurer in coverage and bad faith action involving claims arising from fire involving commercial farming equipment
  • Representation of insurer in suit seeking coverage arising from clean-up costs for environmental contamination as a result of a waste-water spill at an oil and gas drilling site.
  • Representation of insurer in bad faith action arising out of dispute for underinsured motorist coverage.
  • Representation of insurer in coverage and bad faith action involving dispute over liability coverage for equipment servicing company arising from claims for property damage to a high rise building
  • Representation of insurer in suit involving insurer's sales practices in selling life insurance, short-term care insurance, and annuities.
  • Representation of insurer in suit involving rescission of long-term convalescent care insurance policy.
  • Representation of insurer in suit involving dispute with broker over unpaid commissions.
  • Representation of a product manufacturer in products liability suit involving claimed severe head injuries. Summary judgment granted in favor of manufacturer. Hook v. Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp., 2019 WL 630324 (W.D. Pa. Feb. 14, 2019).
  • Representation of business for claims involving trespass to land and property damage arising from oil and gas drilling operation.
  • Representation of national facility services/contract cleaning company in personal injury action. Summary judgment granted to facility services/contract cleaning company.
  • Representation of residential property developer in claims against engineering professional for professional negligence and breach of contract.
  • Representation of school administrators in civil rights claims stemming from termination of employment and challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Pennsylvania Public School Code.
  • Representation of accounting firm in suit for breach of contract and professional negligence.
  • Representation of former employees in suit brought by their former employer asserting trade secret and civil conspiracy claims. Summary judgment granted for former employees.
  • Representation of manufacturer in breach of contract dispute with transportation logistics provider.

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