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Jennings L. Hart, III

Senior Litigation Counsel


Pittsburgh Office
625 Liberty Avenue
Suite 390
Pittsburgh PA, 15222

Tel: 412.407.6551
Fax: 412.928.0506

Eastern PA Office
Centre Square, West Tower
1500 Market Street, Suite 4100
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tel: 215.735.7200
Fax: 215.735.1714

Jennings L. Hart, III, joined the firm as Senior Litigation Counsel in October 2017. He came to MSZL&M from a busy insurance defense litigation firm where his practice included complex civil matters covering a broad range of legal issues in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Jennings has significant experience in professional liability actions, primarily medical and dental professional liability, as well as many general liability claims.

Jennings also has years of hands on experience litigating claims resulting from construction disputes and accidents.  Jennings assists his clients in prosecuting and defending contract claims, as well as defending employee and third party personal injury actions resulting from construction workplace accidents.  Jennings experience includes defense of a broad range of construction injury claims including accidents from scaffold falls, construction vehicle collisions, burns, heavy equipment malfunctions, and electrical injuries.

Jennings was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He currently resides in Washington County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.


  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Construction Liability
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts & Mass Tort Products
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • State of West Virginia, 2006
  • United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, 2006
  • United States District Court of the Northern District of West Virginia, 2014
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005
  • West Virginia University, Bachelor of Arts (Biology and Political Science), 2002
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Represented defendant physicians and practice group against allegations of overuse of coronary stents in mass tort litigation involving more than a hundred individual plaintiffs.
  • Represented defendant pipeline contractor against allegations of negligence and breach of contract asserted by major oil and gas company.
  • Represented numerous physicians, dentists, practice groups, and hospitals in professional liability actions including claims of negligence, lack of informed consent, missed diagnoses, birth injuries, and wrongful death.
  • Represented manufacturers in products liability actions including an accident resulting in serious lower body injuries from a stump grinder and a wrongful death claim pertaining to misuse of a wood lathe.
  • Represented retailers, hospitals, and other property owners in slip-and-fall actions and claims.
  • Represented restaurants and taverns in liquor liability actions arising from automobile accidents, fights, and other injuries.
  • Represented natural gas supplier and transmission company in various venues for claims ranging from business interruption and minor personal injury to residential home explosions involving significant bodily injury.

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