BIO

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Howard J. Schulberg has offered his services as an arbitrator and mediator in the civil litigation field for over 30 years.  While most of these mediated claims involve personal injuries, whether it is a products liability matter, a medical malpractice suit or an automobile accident, Howard’s vast experience has provided a solid background for serving as a neutral in other areas.  His years of service to the City of Pittsburgh provide him with skills in the area of civil rights, whether that involves Section 1983 claims, employment discrimination, ADA claims or other matters brought pursuant to Federal statute or Constitutional law. Commercial matters involving employment agreements, enforcement of covenants or insurance coverage are also issues that are among his specialties for mediation.  Howard has also been appointed by the Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas as a Special Master.

 

Howard is always interested in presenting on various mediation topics.   In fact, he is routinely asked to present to some of the local Bar Associations, including the Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland County Bar Associations, as well as various other legal organizations.  For example, he most recently presented on the subject of Mediation and Conciliation at the Washington County Bar Association Mid-Year Bench-Bar Conference.

 

Howard has enhanced his ADR skills by successfully completing a forty-hour mediation certification training program at Duke University, as presented by Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution, LLC. This training is also in compliance with the requirements for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania's alternative dispute resolution program.

He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Howard J. Schulberg, Esquire

Education

LEGAL

Duquesne University School of Law

Juris Doctor Degree: June 1979

1978-1979 Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Justice (President)

UNDERGRADUATE

The Pennsylvania State University

B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts: June 1976

Affiliations

Appointments

Memberships

Awards

Federal Arbitration Panel (Western District of Pennsylvania)


Special Master, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Civil Division

Court Appointed Neutral during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Retreat Committee (1997-2003)

Board of Governors (2001-2004, 2013-2016)

Membership Committee (Chair) 2016-2017

Treasurer and Executive Committee (2021-Present)

Allegheny County Bar Association

Judiciary Committee (1996-1999)

Chair (1998-1999)

Bench-Bar Conference Committee (1992-Present)

Chair (1998-1999)

Board of Governors (1999-2007)

Secretary (2007-2009)

President-Elect (2010-2011)

President (2011-2012)

Past-President's Committee (2020-Present)

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

(2006-2010, 2014-2022)

Contact Howard

412.634.2686

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