James R. Hankle

Shareholder and Director

James R. Hankle

Shareholder and Director

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Phone412-258-6712
Fax412-261-6221


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Mr. Hankle is a Shareholder and Director of the firm and is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation Services Group. His practice is concentrated solely in the area of litigation. He currently represents several national insurance companies and local corporations in the defense of commercial transaction claims, intellectual property claims, mass toxic tort claims and product liability claims. In 2010, Mr. Hankle picked a jury in an isocyanate toxic tort, fraud and conspiracy case filed nine years before involving 1,400 plaintiffs and estimated to be one of the largest civil law suits ever tried in the state of Alabama. In addition, Mr. Hankle has an extensive practice in the criminal defense arena, with a strong emphasis in the area of corporate white collar crime.

JamesHankle
Phone412-258-6712
Fax412-261-6221


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Areas of Law/Focus

  • Litigation

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall Law School, 1981
  • Georgetown University Law School’s eDiscovery Training Academy, 2011
  • eDiscovery and Evidence Training Institute, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
Professional & Community Activities

  • Electronic Discovery Special Master, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (by invitation only)
  • Founding Member, Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (by invitation only)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (by invitation only)
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of the Northern Allegheny County Chamber of Commerce (four terms)