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Scott R. Leah - Pittsburgh, PA

One PPG PlaceSuite 1500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Updated: 02/25/2022

Pittsburgh Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Scott R. Leah is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Department and his practice includes almost all aspects of the legal issues facing today's small and mid-sized businesses...

Scott R. Leah is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Department and his practice includes almost all aspects of the legal issues facing today's small and mid-sized businesses.

Scott advises employers and represents them on the myriad of legal issues that they face, such as disputes with vendors and customers, breach of contract and liability claims, negotiations of contracts and leases, preventing or ending disparagement or unfair competition by former employees and/or competitors, as well as any corporate governance issues that they may face.

He regularly advises employers on employment issues such as:

• wage and hour (overtime and minimum wage), Family and Medical Leave Act, unemployment compensation claims, American's with Disabilities Act, USERRA, discrimination (gender, race, age), harassment and other employment laws and regulations.

• employee handbooks and policies.

• termination and discharge of employees.

• hiring and interviewing practices.

• employment contracts and non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.

• severance agreements.

He also successfully assists many businesses with the critical function of getting paid for the work that they do, from drafting initial demand letters, filing lawsuits for unpaid invoices, negotiating payment terms and, if necessary, taking actions to execute on assets in order to collect on any judgments obtained.

About Scott R. Leah

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employee Benefit Plans/ERISA


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Former Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of ACBA Civil Litigation Division
  • Appointed to ACBA Special Fee Determination Committee
  • Member of ACBA Veteran’s Committee
  • Elected to two terms on ACBA Judiciary Committee


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Represent Duquesne at the American Bar Association (ABA) Regional Appellate Moot Court competition
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Honors: Member of the Student Government Association
    Honors: Student Co-Op Board
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Gamma Mu

Past Positions

  • United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Commander

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chancellor of St. Philip’s Church (Moon Township)


Office Information


One PPG PlaceSuite 1500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222


  • (412) 594-5619



  • "Drafting Non-Competition Agreements”, was published in the American Bar Association – American Law Institute (ABA-ALI) publication, The Practical Lawyer
  • “Litigating the Non Compete/Trade Secrets Case”, PBI Employment Law Institute West

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