Paul H. Titus

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  • Fifth Avenue Place, 120 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2700, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Biography

Mr. Titus has handled a broad range of litigation in trial and appellate courts, especially complex business matters. This includes shareholder disputes, securities issues, contract disputes, governmental regulation and antitrust litigation. He represents governmental entities as well as public and private institutions. Mr. Titus also is a member of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

A member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Mr. Titus is a member of the ADR Panel for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.

Clerkships

•Honorable Luther M. Swygert, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Other Distinctions

•Drum Major for Justice Award, presented by the Allegheny County Bar Association, 2018
•Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
•Lifetime Pro Bono Service Award, presented by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2016
•Named “Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice” by The Best Lawyers in America, 2012
•Recipient of the William “Stax” McCarthy Alumni of the Year Award by St. Bonaventure University, 2012
•Earl G. Harrison Community Service Award, 2011
•Recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, 2007
•Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono Award, 2003
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, “Bet-The-Company” Litigation, Arbitration, and Bankruptcy Litigation, 2007-2019
•Noted as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” for Appellate, 2011-2014, 2017-2018
•Noted as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” and one of the top 50 Pittsburgh lawyers for business litigation, 2004-2010
•Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

News & Publications

•Paul Titus to Receive the Judge Justin Johnson Award from Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
•Pro Bono Victory Protects Attorney-Client Communications for Incarcerated Individuals in PA
•Schnader Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019
•Many Schnader Lawyers Named to PA Super Lawyers
•Paul Titus Featured in The Journal of the American College of Trial Lawyers
•Paul Titus Receives Drum Major for Justice Award from Allegheny County Bar Association
•Schnader Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2017
•40 Schnader Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018
•Paul Titus and Arleigh Helfer Receive Advocacy Award
•Schnader Helps Secure Victory for Pro Se Incarcerated Defendants
•Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (Third Edition)
•Paul Titus Honored with Lifetime Pro Bono Service Award
•Many Schnader Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers 2016
•Thirty-Seven Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2017
•Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2015
•Schnader Team Helped Secure Supreme Court Victory for Fair Courts
•Paul Titus Quoted on Judicial Election System
•Thirty-Two Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2015
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2014
•Schnader Attorneys Represent Newspapers in First Amendment Victory Related to PA Executions
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2013
•Thirty-One Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014
•First Amendment Rights of Witnesses to Execution in PA Protected
•Paul Titus Offers Comment on Capital Punishment Media Access
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2012
•Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2013
•Pro Bono Newsletter Summer 2012
•Paul Titus Honored as an Alumni of the Year by St. Bonaventure University
•Schnader Successful in Upholding December 2010 Decision for Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
•Schnader’s Paul Titus Interviewed by CBS Pittsburgh
•Schnader’s Titus Mentioned in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
•Schnader Successfully Represents the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in an Appeal of their Decision to Revoke the Foxwoods Gaming License
•Three Schnader Attorneys Named 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America
•Schnader Attorneys Noted in Law360 Article for Firm Client UPMC
•Sixty-Eight Schnader Attorneys Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Pro Bono Newsletter Summer 2011
•Thirty Schnader Attorneys Recognized as “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2012
•Schnader Honors H. Lee Schwartzberg and Paul Titus with Harrison Awards
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2011
•Schnader Participates in Successful Defense of a Lower Court Decision Striking Down Hazelton, PA Immigration Ordinances
•Thirty-Two Schnader Attorneys Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” for 2011
•Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (Second Edition)
•Schnader Lawyers Win Before the Third Circuit in Case Involving Judicial Pay Raises in Pennsylvania
•Super Lawyers Recognizes Many Schnader Attorneys in 2010
•Four Schnader Attorneys Recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation by Best Lawyers in America 2010
•Schnader Has a Leading Role in Defending a Medical Center Against Antitrust Claims
•Pro Bono Newsletter Fall 2009
•“Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy’s Death Penalty Dissents: The Importance of Statutory Authority and Procedural Protections”
•Paul Titus Comments on the Selection of New U.S. Attorneys for Pennsylvania
•Many Schnader Attorneys Honored as 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
•Schnader’s Paul Titus Comments on the Retirement of Judge Lawrence W. Kaplan
•Eight from Schnader Are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
•Twenty-Eight from Schnader in Best Lawyers in America 2009
•Government and Regulatory Affairs
•Schnader Well-Represented in Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit
•Many Schnader Attorneys are 2007 Super Lawyers, 2008 Best Lawyers
•Twenty-Four from Schnader in Best Lawyers in America 2008
•Schnader Attorneys Successful for Pittsburgh Gaming Client Before Pa. Supreme Court
•Schnader Scores Big for Gaming Client in Pittsburgh
•Schnader Attorneys Involved with New Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual
•Titus Noted in Oak Hill Residents’ Victory
•Schnader Appeals
•Twenty from Schnader in Best Lawyers in America 2007
•Thirty-Five Schnader Attorneys Are 2006 Super Lawyers
•Schnader Lawyers Fight Abuse of Legal Process
•Titus Comments on Dismissal of Lawsuits
•Thirty-Three Schnader Attorneys Honored as ‘Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’
•Titus Comments on School Board Case
•Titus Fetes Credentials of Jurist
•Schnader Attorneys Feted as Super Lawyers
•Schnader Lawyers Noted as ‘Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ in 19 Categories

Community & Pro Bono

•St. Bonaventure University Arts Council, Member
•St. Bonaventure University, Executive Committee (Chair of Academic Affairs Committee), 1989-1994
•Pittsburgh-area community and charitable organizations, Director/Member
•St. Bonaventure University, Board of Trustees,1988-1998

Related Events

•University Speech: Not Always “Free”
•Paul Titus Interviewed on WITF’s Smart Talk
•Paul Titus Welcomes Students to Schnader’s Pittsburgh Office and Conducts Mock Trial Program
•Solano and Titus Participate in Pennsylvania Bar Association Appellate Seminar

• American Inns of Court Pittsburgh Chapter, Founding Member, Master

Other Distinctions

• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for appellate litigation, commercial litigation, "bet-the-company" litigation, and bankruptcy litigation, 2007-2014

• Named "Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice" by The Best Lawyers in America, 2012

• Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" for appellate, 2011-2013

• Recipient of the William "Stax" McCarthy Alumni of the Year Award by St. Bonaventure University, 2012

• Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" and one of the top 50 Pittsburgh lawyers for business litigation, 2004-2010

• Recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Professionalism Award, 2007

• Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy & Environmental
  • Higher Education
  • Litigation Services
  • Securities Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
St. Bonaventure University, B.A., 1957
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1960
Year of First Admission:
1963
Admission:
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; 1961, Indiana; 1963, Pennsylvania; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

•American Judicature Society, Director, 1985-Present
•American Judicature Society, Membership Committee, Chair, 2008-2014
•American Judicature Society, Executive Committee, Member, 1988-1997
•American Judicature Society, Chair of the Board, 1993-1995
•American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Litigation Section, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Member (House of Delegates), 1995-2000
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
•Allegheny County Bar Association, Treasurer, 1977-1979
•Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service Committee, Chair, 1972-1977
•Allegheny County Bar Association, Antitrust and Class Action Committee, Chair, 1983-1984
•American Bar Foundation, fellow
•Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, Life fellow
•Allegheny Bar Foundation, Charter fellow
•American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
•American Inns of Court Pittsburgh Chapter, Founding Member, Master

Birth Information:
1934
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Complex Business Litigation: Mr. Titus has regularly tried cases involving complex business disputes since 1970. His trial work has resulted in his election to the American College of Trial Lawyers. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, national and regional accounting firms, law firms, and directors, officers and partners of such organizations.; Appellate Practice: Mr. Titus has participated in appeals in countless cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and its Superior and Commonwealth Courts. He has argued more than 100 appeals during his career.; Governmental and Public Litigation: Mr. Titus has tried cases involving the authority of public bodies and agencies, the balance of power between branches of the government and the interpretation of constitutional and legislative provisions controlling public bodies. He has represented judicial agencies, various courts, members of the judiciary, local governmental bodies, and elected and appointed officials.; Investigations: Mr. Titus has successfully represented witnesses and targets of a statewide investigation of the failure to report and respond to child abuse by religious organizations. He also represented clergy members and others on various matters within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.; Additional Background: Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Judicial Council of Pennsylvania (2000-2004); Civil Procedural Rules Committee (1995-2001); Disciplinary Hearing Committee Member (One term); Chairman (One term). Senatorial Appointment: U.S. Attorney Nominating Commission (1982): U.S. District Court Nominating Committee (Chair, 1991-1994); Board of Judges of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: appointed Chair of the Merit Selection Pane
ISLN:
903130095

Peer Reviews

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