Stephen M. Houghton

Stephen M. Houghton: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Stephen M. Houghton is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 1980, he has devoted 100% of his time to civil litigation with wide experience in product liability, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, and transportation.

Prior to joining Dickie McCamey, Mr. Houghton served as a law clerk to the Honorable William W. Knox, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania, from 1978 to 1980.

Professional Accomplishments

•Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1985
The Best Lawyers in America : 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law for Pittsburgh
The Best Lawyers in America since 2013: Insurance Law
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers


•Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Equal Justice Campaign

Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

•“Preparing for Product Liability Litigation” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE, 10/9/2014
•“Ohio Energy Law: Risks and Opportunities in Marcellus and Utica Shale” (Presenter), In-house Webinar, 11/21/2011


•“Practice Tips: When The Insured Refuses To Consent To Settle” (Co-Author), DRI Professional Liability Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 9, March 2009

Press Releases

8/15/2018 Press Releases

Forty-Two Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2019

8/15/2017 Press Releases

Thirty-Seven Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2018

8/15/2016 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2017

8/24/2015 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2016

9/15/2014 Press Releases

Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015

8/30/2013 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Applauds Its 42 Best Lawyers in America 2014

8/30/2013 Press Releases

Three Dickie McCamey Attorneys Selected as “Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year 2014”

9/20/2012 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Celebrates Its Best Lawyers 2013 in Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Carey, Columbus, and Wheeling

(Resident at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office, also at Steubenville, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia Offices)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel
  • Toxic Tort
  • Transportation Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5205  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., History, Member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1993, West Virginia; 1980, Pennsylvania; 2010, District of Columbia; 1978, Michigan; 2005, Ohio


•Allegheny County Bar Association
•Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
•American Bar Association
•Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
•Defense Research Institute
•Michigan Bar Association
•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pittsburgh Association of Phi Beta Kappa (Vice President)
•Pittsburgh Technology Council
•The West Virginia State Bar


Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other Law Firm Position on 06/01/14 in Litigation

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