Eric M. Spada is an associate in the firm's Litigation Section. Eric has litigated a variety of complex civil litigation matters in federal and state court, including real estate matters, commercial and contract disputes, energy and natural resources, tax assessment and tax exemptions, construction litigation, class actions, financial services litigation and Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court matters.
Some of Eric’s representative experience includes:
- Represented a public electricity provider in multiple real estate matters across Western Pennsylvania.
- Obtained favorable summary judgment result for a coal company against environmental group's NEPA claims in federal court.
- Represented a large fast food restaurant in various matters across Pennsylvania.
- Assisted in obtaining summary judgment in favor of major bank in lender liability dispute.
- Obtained the early dismissal of multiple successive arbitrations involving multi-million dollar damage claims on the basis of collateral estoppel and res judicata.
- Represented multiple clients in real estate tax assessment and tax exemption cases.
- Assisted in obtaining summary judgment on numerous issues presented in a dispute concerning a 99-year lease of a railroad and related properties.
Prior to joining the firm, Eric practiced as a prosecuting attorney at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs where he handled disciplinary actions related to accountancy, charitable organizations, funeral directors, real estate professionals, vehicle manufacturers, dealers and salespersons, and notaries public.
While in law school, Eric clerked at two Pittsburgh-area law firms, focusing on insurance liability defense and employment litigation.
Eric was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in 2022 & 2023 in the area of Commercial Litigation.
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal member; Mock Trial Board member; Alternative Dispute Resolution Board member
The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, B.S., 2008, with high honors, Finance with minors in Spanish and Economics