Steven W. Zoffer

Steven W. Zoffer: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Steven W. Zoffer is a shareholder and the Secretary and Treasurer of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote P.C. His practice focuses on business litigation, including the areas of technology, intellectual property, contracts/collection, general corporate law, higher education law, insurance company law, and franchise and appellate practice, with a particular emphasis in commercial litigation.

Mr. Zoffer chairs the firm’s Technology Law Group , Corporate Services Group , and Intellectual Property Law Group and co-chairs the Commercial Law and Litigation Group . He provides litigation and non-litigation legal services to Pittsburgh, regional and national companies, including defending and pursuing lawsuits in the state and federal courts as well as providing various business agreements, employment contracts, consulting services, licensing, security, and joint venture agreements. He also conducts private and court-appointed mediations, which include successfully mediating multi-million dollar commercial development disputes arising out of the Pittsburgh Southside Works Project.

Professional Accomplishments

•Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America : 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation - Real Estate for Pittsburgh
The Best Lawyers in America since 2006: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, and Litigation - Real Estate
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2004, 2008-2010 and 2013-2018
•America’s Most Honored Professionals Award
•American Registry of Outstanding Professionals


•Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office - Appellate Division, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1989-1990)
•Harmony Hospice Foundation (Board Member)
•Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office (1990-1991)
•The Pennsylvania State University College of Liberal Arts (Board Member)
•U.S. Attorney General’s Office - Special Prosecutions Division (1988)
•U.S. Department of Justice: Board of Immigration Appeals, Washington D.C. (1989)

Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

•“The Legal Issues Making Headlines - Key Developments in Commercial Law and Litigation Updates” (Co-Presenter), DMC Commercial Law and Litigation Group CLE Seminar, 11/20/2014
•“Commercial Litigation: Strategies and Objectives” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE, 10/17/2013


The National Journal of Environmental Regulation; Property and Casualty Insurance Magazine; and Insurance Advocate (Contributing Author)

Multi Media

10/18/2013 Multi Media

Civil Injunctions


3/7/2011 Newsletters

Steve Zoffer Quoted in Pittsburgh Business Times Article on Technology Deal Lawsuit

Press Releases

8/15/2018 Press Releases

DMC Lawyers Honored as “Lawyer of the Year”

8/15/2018 Press Releases

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

5/24/2018 Press Releases

DMC’s 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Selectees

8/15/2017 Press Releases

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

5/22/2017 Press Releases

Dickie McCamey Applauds Its Super Lawyer and Rising Star Selectees

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

6/17/2013 Press Releases

Eighteen Dickie McCamey Attorneys Named to 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Corporate Services
  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law and Litigation
  • Technology Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-392-5497  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Political Science/Business, 1988
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1991; Juris Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, recipient of "Most Distinguished Student" award in graduating class
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; District of Columbia Bar Admission; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Pennsylvania Bar Admission; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the District of Columbia


•Allegheny County Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•National Association of College and University Attorneys
•Pittsburgh Technology Council

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Jury defense verdict obtained on behalf of national educational institution in mass tort claim involving multiple deaths and significant personal injuries; Obtained jury defense verdict on behalf insurance carrier in bad faith litigation; Defense jury verdict on behalf of a municipal entity in construction litigation; Jury defense verdict obtained in franchise litigation on behalf of oil and gas company; Successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of university in on-campus shooting incident involving multiple plaintiffs; Multi-million dollar judgment obtained on behalf of class action plaintiffs in oil and gas securities dispute; Achieved multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of insurance carrier in a successor liability litigation matter involving multiple insureds; Representation of universities and colleges in negligence, employment and tenure cases; Successful defense and resolution of significant contract claims on behalf of technology-based business; Prosecution of intellectual property claims on behalf of national food and beverage distribution company; Successful defenses and resolutions on behalf of national manufacturing companies, as well as international manufacturers; Obtained favorable jury verdict in multi-million dollar liability case involving business torts on behalf of international conglomerate/electric services provider; Successful prosecution of breach of contract claim on behalf of local manufacturing entity against international software manufacturer

Peer Reviews

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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