With almost two decades' experience as a litigator, Stuart concentrates his practice in the area of commercial general liability. He routinely handles high exposure matters in the fields of product liability, premises liability, auto liability, construction law, dram shop and commercial litigation. This includes cases involving personal injuries and property damage claims.
In his career, Stuart has represented manufacturers, suppliers and retailers in product liability matters, including electronics, medical equipment, food products, appliances, farm equipment, power tools and sports and recreational equipment. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in counties throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Stuart attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he participated in the Appellate Moot Court Program, Student Bar Association and the Health Law Certificate Program. He obtained his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Rated AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Stuart is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.
•An Overview of Construction Defect Litigation in Pennsylvania, Nationwide Insurance Company, December 16, 2014
•Commercial Defense Practice in New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania, Nationwide Insurance Company, December 5, 2014
•Brief Overview of Pennsylvania Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Issues, Nationwide Insurance Company, April 2012
•Discoverability and Proper Use of Claim Notes, Berkley Mid-Atlantic, October 2011
• Timing Is Everything, Even For Bad Faith Claims, Defense Digest, Feb. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization
Patrick Reilly and Stu Sostmann (Pittsburgh, PA) recently presented a seminar on Discoverability and Proper Use of Claim Notes
October 1, 2011
Patrick Reilly and Stu Sostmann (Pittsburgh, PA) recently presented a seminar on Discoverability and Proper Use of Claim Notes to our client, Berkley Mid-Atlantic. (10/11)