Michael P. Pest

Partner

  • Michael P. Pest
  • Phone: +1 412 497 1035
    Fax: +1 412 291 3398

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    600 Grant Street, Suite 5010
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2802
    USA

Michael P. Pest represents clients from diverse industries in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Pest’s litigation practice includes matters involving contracts, business torts, trade secrets, real estate transactions and closely held shareholder disputes. He also defends clients in the financial and energy sectors against claims arising under federal and state consumer protection laws.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Pest clerked for the Hon. Dan R. Pellegrini, former president judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pest is a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a graduate of Northwestern University.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2006

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • Eckert Seamans
    - Attorney, 2014-2021
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Dan R. Pellegrini, 2011-2014

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, elementary school reading mentor

Selected Publications

  • “2020 in Review: Virtual Litigation,” pages 28-29, Bloomberg Law Practice Perspectives, December 2020

  • “Avoid Losing Control of a Remote Witness: Some Suggestions,” Bloomberg Law Insight, November 9, 2020

  • “Guidelines for Handling Exhibits in a Socially Distanced Courtroom,” Bloomberg Law Professional Perspective, November 2020

  • “Is This the End of the TCPA? High Court Hears Oral Arguments in ‘Barr’,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 2020

  • “Pennsylvania’s Donated or Dedicated Property Act: A Potential Hurdle for your Gas Development Project,” The PIOGA Press, February 2020

  • “INSIGHT: Third Circuit Continues to Rein in Runaway TCPA Claims,” Bloomberg Law, July 3, 2018

  • “TCPA Alert: Third Circuit Continues to Rein in Runaway TCPA Claims,” Eckert Seamans’ Legal Update, June 27, 2018

Media Hits

  • “Energy Co. Is Owed $500K For Withheld Gas Sale Proceeds,” Law360, January 13, 2021