Practice Groups

Practice Group Chairs


Joseph S.D. Christof, II
Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Steven W. Zoffer
Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Related Links

In the News

Press Releases


Commercial Litigation Lawyers

When disputes occur in business, the Commercial Law and Litigation Group of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote protects client interests both in and out of the courtroom. Our commercial litigation attorneys try cases and provide litigation counseling for a diverse group of regional, national, and international business clients.

To serve clients wherever their legal needs arise, we operate across a broad geographic area that begins with our firm's home office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and encompasses multiple offices throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote stresses swift response to business client needs and requests and cost-effective solutions that never compromise case strategy. Our clients are part of the process and take an active role at the negotiation table, trial, arbitration, mediation, or other alternative dispute resolution.

Business Litigation Solutions

Commercial litigation expertise has long been a hallmark of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote. Depth of courtroom experience and a team-oriented approach enable our force of skilled commercial litigators to provide business clients with comprehensive and cost-effective approaches to litigation. The attorneys of the Commercial Law and Litigation Group are especially skilled and knowledgeable in the following litigation practice areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business Torts, including Interference with Contractual Relations, Unfair Competition, and Trade Disparagement
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Employment Law, including Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets
  • Finance Law and Financial Institutions
  • First Amendment/Defamation
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Lender Liability
  • NASD/NYSE Arbitration and Mediation
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trade Dress Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Trademark Copyright
  • Transportation
  • White Collar Crime

Complex Commercial Litigation

The commercial lawyers at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote are focused on meeting client needs by bringing to bear a cross-disciplinary team of legal and business litigation specialists, experienced paralegals, committed legal secretaries and staff, and state-of-the-art computer and research technologists. These resources allow us effectively to manage sophisticated, document intensive matters of virtually any size. As a result, our commercial clients are assured cost-effective representation even in the most complex commercial litigation matters.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

When litigation is not the best solution for a commercial dispute, our attorneys are experienced in advising and leading clients through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR provides the opportunity to resolve commercial disputes in an expeditious and economical fashion. Our attorneys' experience with ADR includes handling business cases before private arbitrators, binding and non-binding mediation, state and federal court mini-trials, proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as other non-traditional forums. Several of the firm's lawyers frequently serve as arbitrators and mediators themselves.

We are always conscious of costs, the avoidance of delay, and the need for confidentiality, and we advise our commercial clients accordingly. While ADR methods may not always be available or suitable, ADR is an important option to consider in most commercial disputes. The attorneys at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote will not only suggest and implement appropriate ADR options but also take a proactive approach to drafting commercial contracts and agreements that specifically delineate where and how disputes are to be resolved.

Business Litigation - Unique Client Needs

The Commercial Law and Litigation Group is committed to helping business clients solve problems, resolve conflicts, and face the challenges of operating a business in today’s economy. As a direct result of our commercial litigators' years of experience providing legal counsel both in and out of the courtroom, we advocate effectively and successfully on behalf of commercial entities and guide our business clients to their best possible outcomes.

For further information on the Commercial Law and Litigation Group at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, contact Joseph S.D. Christof, II at 412-392-5241 or via e-mail at, or Steven W. Zoffer at 412-392-5497 or via e-mail at