Attorney Todd W. Elliott is a Pittsburgh area resident and a litigator by vocation. Mr. Elliott heads the civil litigation practice group at the firm he co-owns. In the past, he has handled PFA, DUI, divorce, support, custody, and other family law issues. Plus, for over ten years, he practiced civil defense litigation throughout Western Pennsylvania. Having worked for two prominent regional firms, Mr. Elliott’s areas of practice include breach of contract, professional negligence (defense), premises liability (defense), unfair trade practices (defense), trade disparagement (plaintiff and defense), and multistate litigation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Elliott handled the mediation of disputes, several trials by jury, and appeals to the Superior and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Top Flight Experience.
Attorney Elliott defended the outgoing CEO of Worldcom, Bernard Ebbers, who was sued in Pittsburgh for his alleged role in diminishing the value of Worldcom stock. In that case, the Teamsters and Steel Workers unions filed suit against Mr. Ebbers in Pittsburgh for his alleged role in decreasing the value of union pensions. In another case, Mr. Elliott also represented Nationwide Insurance Company when a group of Nationwide insurance agents broke off from Nationwide and formed a company that competed directly with Nationwide. Nationwide then filed suit in Western Pennsylvania against the former agents who, in turn, counter sued, resulting in a prolonged legal dispute involving claims (and counterclaims) for trade disparagement (defamation), and theft of trade secrets. Mr. Elliott defended a Colorado corporation on a breach of contract suit filed in Allegheny County. In that case, the lower court dismissed the case based on a lack of jurisdiction and improper venue and Mr. Elliott ultimately argued the case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Likewise, in another breach of contract case, Mr. Elliott represented a Las Vegas company concerning litigation in Pittsburgh. Academic Excellence. Mr. Elliott graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University at Buffalo. He is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa (graduated top 10% of class). He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.
Attorney Elliott has significant experience throughout Western Pennsylvania, including not only Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) where he lives, but also the surrounding counties such as Beaver, Washington, and Butler Counties. Upon graduating from law school, Attorney Elliott served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Peter O. Steege, Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Elliott also took and passed the West Virginia bar examination and expanded his practice beyond the immediate borders of Pennsylvania.
Memberships Mr. Elliott is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section); and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Elliott has represented persons injured from the conduct of others; those facing family law (divorce, support, custody, adoption) matters; persons accused of crimes; those defending against professional negligence suits, including doctors, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes; Bernard Ebbers in connection with the Worldcom collapse; and corporations such as Stonewall Insurance and Union Boiler.