STANLEY M. STEIN
“It has been my good fortune to practice in areas of law that are fascinating and challenging. During decades of litigating cases involving technology and business innovation, every case has been different and interesting. I am continually learning about technological advancements that I might not otherwise learn about and meeting clients who are super intelligent, entrepreneurial and adventuresome.”
In State and Federal trial and appellate courts around the country, including the US Supreme Court, Stan Stein has represented individuals, small and medium-sized companies, including high-technology start-ups, and very large companies, both to enforce and defend actions involving claims of patent and trademark infringement, trade secrets, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and software license agreements. His cases have involved technologies in such diverse fields as banking, robotics, finite element analysis, drinking-water filtration, aeronautics, heart-lung machines and railway signaling. Stan has successfully enforced non-compete agreements for a $150-million national medical procedure company, a $4-billion oil exploration company and many others.
His clients have also included companies producing turnkey computer systems for
pharmacies and medical practices, distributors of high-quality polymer materials, and companies involved in oil and gas exploration and drilling, plant food and garden products, carpet cleaning machines and fluids, surgical medical devices, high-torque wrench equipment, and many others.
Stan received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University Law School in 1971, graduating with honors and as a member of the Law Review Board of Editors.
He is admitted to practice before all county and appellate courts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States before which he has appeared and argued.
He has served as the Chair of the Attorney Local Rules Advisory Committee and the 2003 Magistrate Judge Recommendation Committee of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is past president of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a member the Civil Litigation Section Council of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and a member of the Federal Court Section. In addition, he is a member of the Bar Association’s Judiciary and Rules Committees. He also served as an adjunct professor of law teaching Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law.
Since 2009 he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and since 2011 in Best Lawyers in America in the category “Bet the Company Litigation.”
For the past ten years Stan has been a member of the Passion for Wine Charity Auction Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Yellow Creek Fly Fishing Classic. He has two sons, both of whom are lawyers, and four grandchildren.
Named to :
Chair, US District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee, 2006 - 2015
Chair, US District Court Magistrate Judge Recommendation Committee, 2003
Member, Procedural Rules Committee, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2016 -2019
Best Lawyers in America in “Bet the Company Litigation,” 2011 - Present
Super Lawyers of Pennsylvania, 2007 - Present