Curtis M. Schaffner
Curtis M. Schaffner
Mr. Schaffner is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Employment, Corporate, and Estates and Trusts Services Groups. As part of his practice, Mr. Schaffner regularly assists clients in the defense and prosecution of civil lawsuits in state and federal courts and in front of various agencies. He represents small and mid-sized companies in various employment and complex commercial matters, including breach of contract, non-competition cases, employment disputes, wage and hour issues, disability and discrimination cases, construction disputes, and various tort claims. As part of his corporate and employment practices, Mr. Schaffner regularly counsels clients in the formation of businesses, general corporate matters, employment matters, and contract negotiations. His estates and trust practice includes business succession planning and estate and trust planning.
- Successfully defended a medical company in a federal lawsuit alleging antitrust violations under the Sherman Act, intentional interference with contractual relations, and wrongful discharge.
- Successfully defended a mining company in a federal class action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
- Represented large and small businesses in federal lawsuits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Areas of Law/Focus
- Civil and Complex Commercial Litigation
- General Corporate Matters
- Employment Matters
- Estate Planning
- J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2011, Summa Cum Laude Associate Notes and Comments Editor, Duquesne Law Review
- B.A., Political Science, Psychology & Philosophy Minor, Duquesne University Honors College, 2008,
Magna Cum Laude
- 3rd Circuit Finds Oil Field Service Industry Truck Drivers are Not Exempt from Overtime Pay, PBA Labor & Employment Law Section E-Newsletter, Fall 2016, https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=1012526391&message_id=13264318&user_id=PABAR&group_id=3748026&jobid=35517158
- Update from the Courts: Pennsylvania Ruling Decides 12-Year Statute of Repose Limits Time Period for Asbestos Claims in Construction-Related Lawsuits, http://www.americanbar.org/publications/under_construction/2014/september_2014/pennsylvania_ruling.html
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2011
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2011
Professional & Community Activities
- Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Mary & Alexander Laughlin Children’s Center
- Finance Committee Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”)
- Member, 2012-2013 National Award Winning ACBA Bar Leadership Initiative Class
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association