How Brad Helps Clients
Brad Kitlowski has litigated a variety of disputes in state and federal courts. Brad focuses on commercial litigation issues concerning real property disputes, including lease issues, mining and mineral rights, and oil and gas matters. He also focuses on litigation matters pending in Orphans’ Court Divisions of Pennsylvania state courts, including estate and trust litigation. Brad has significant background in representing financial institutions in various litigation matters, including lender liability actions. Additionally, Brad has experience litigating copyright and trademark infringement issues and products liability matters.
Brad also actively pursues pro bono opportunities, including the representation of prisoners pursuing civil rights claims in federal courts, and the representation of clients before Administrative Law Judges on appeals from denied Social Security claims. He currently serves as the head for the Protection From Abuse program for the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
What Clients Can Expect
Among Brad’s strengths, he provides honest assessment of a presented situation and will work with you in devising a case strategy to best deal with the circumstances. Once a path is set, Brad will intensely advocate on your behalf. Brad is eager to learn about your goals, including litigation objectives and business or personal ambitions, and he is willing to work with you to achieve those goals.
Outside the Office
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Brad loves outdoor activities and sports. While attending Cornell University, Brad was a member of the varsity football team. In 2004, he served as a team captain and was named Academic All-Ivy League and CoSIDA Academic All-District I.
Clients need a strong advocate who is not afraid think outside of the box and evaluate a matter from all angles.
- Obtained summary judgment on numerous issues presented in a dispute concerning a 99-year lease of a railroad and related properties
- Negotiated a favorable settlement of an estate dispute pending in Orphans’ Court involving a multi-million dollar business
- Obtained summary judgment for a heavy equipment manufacturer in a products liability lawsuit, which was affirmed on appeal by a federal circuit court
- Obtained a favorable bench trial verdict in a lawsuit concerning easement rights arising from a property deed
- Drafted and presented various petitions in Orphans' Court, including petitions related to special needs trusts and incapacitated persons
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude, Dean's Scholarship, CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Legal Process, Federal Income Taxation; Production Editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Review; Order of the Coif
Cornell University, B.A., 2005, Red Key Honor Society, Economics
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
W. Edward Sell American Inn of Court
Allegheny County Bar Association and its Elder Law Committee
Cornell Club of Pittsburgh, Vice President of Programming (2015 to present)