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Jason G. Wehrle
Partner

jwehrle@defensecounsel.com

Pittsburgh,PA Office                                                            

625 Liberty   Avenue
Suite 390
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tel: 412.928.0502
Fax: 412.928.0506

Jason Wehrle is the Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh office. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, consumer litigation defense and professional liability defense.

Jason has lectured extensively on a variety of legal issues at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and for various credit and debt collection industry organizations. His broad practice experience includes commercial litigation, complex civil and construction litigation, real estate and commercial bankruptcy law, professional liability actions, including claims against attorneys and accountants, as well as director and officer liability claims. Other clients include debt collection agencies and debt buyers in matters arising from the application of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Jason also has significant experience in handling diverse commercial matters such as restrictive covenant claims, unfair trade practices and wage payment and collection law claims. Additionally, he counsels businesses and professionals on implementation of compliance and risk management programs or other measures to help avoid, or at least limit, potential exposure to litigation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional/E&O/D & O Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Consumer Litigation Defense
  • Excess Insurance Claims
  • Commercial Transportation

EDUCATION

  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1993)
  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1997)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois (1997)
  • Pennsylvania (2004)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1997)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • West Virginia state bar

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • Allegheny County, Butler County, Pennsylvania and American
  • Member, ACBA Insurance Committee (2005-)
  • Member, ACBA Ethics Committee (2005-)
  • Member, ACBA Civil Litigation Section (2004-)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Trustee, Seneca Valley Foundation
  • Director, Seneca Valley School District (2008-2013; Vice President, 2011)
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • ACA International, Lawyers Section
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association
  • The Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

 


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