How Brad Helps Clients
Brad Kitlowski is a litigator and trial lawyer who represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries in complex antitrust and other commercial disputes, class actions, and multidistrict litigation in federal and state courts. Brad has substantial experience in litigation involving life science companies, and with estates and trusts litigation in Orphans’ Court Divisions of Pennsylvania state courts. He is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Industry Team, Antitrust Class Action Team, and Estates and Trusts Litigation Practice Group.
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 leads the Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Clinic for the Pittsburgh community and serves as the head of the firm's Protection From Abuse program in the Pittsburgh office.
Prior to Buchanan, Brad served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, from 2008-2010.
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 to think outside of the box and evaluate a matter from all angles.
- Represents generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer in defense of antitrust actions involving more than 125 products commenced by State Attorneys General for 48 states and various classes of plaintiffs
- Negotiated a favorable settlement of an estate dispute pending in Orphans’ Court involving a multi-million dollar business
- Obtained summary judgment on numerous issues presented in a dispute concerning a 99-year lease of a railroad and related properties, obtained a favorable bench trial verdict, and obtained affirmance on appeal by a federal circuit court in a precedential opinion
- Obtained summary judgment for a heavy equipment manufacturer in a products liability lawsuit, which was affirmed on appeal by a federal circuit court
- 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
- Pennsylvania Western District Court
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Edward Sell American Inn of Court
Allegheny County Bar Association and its Elder Law Committee
Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel in the Western District of Pennsylvania for the reappointment of Magistrate Judge Mauren P. Kelly (November 2018-February 2019)
Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel in the Western District of Pennsylvania for the reappointment of Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy (March 2019-July 2019)
Cornell Club of Pittsburgh, Vice President of Programming (2015 to present)
Jimmy Cook Memorial Fund Inc., Board Member