Gary P. Hunt

Gary’s practice consists primarily of federal and state court litigation, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Much of his practice involves multi-party claims, including class action litigation. Gary has represented both individual and corporate clients in many different types of litigation and has an active mediation and arbitration practice.

Gary has been lead counsel in complex litigation involving:

  • Officers and directors liability
  • Corporate disputes
  • Utility and natural resource litigation
  • Major construction, design, engineering and environmental litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation
  • Lender liability
  • Negotiable instrument and other financial institution litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • RICO litigation
  • Class action litigation
  • Serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation

Gary is a shareholder with the firm and has been a member of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. for more than 30 years. For ten years he served as the firm’s managing shareholder.

Areas of Practice:  Complex and Commercial Litigation, Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation

Articles and Presentations:

  • PBI, Advanced Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Lorman, AIA Contracts
  • Lorman, Construction Law from Contract to Closeout
  • Transmission and Distribution World, Addressing Power Quality Complaints
  • International Power Quality Conference, Managing Responses to Power Quality Claims
  • Attorney-Client and Attorney Work Product Issues for In-House Counsel
  • Managing Payment Disputes In Lockbox Collection Operations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings-Selection, Preparation and Participation

Honors and Awards:

Gary was honored by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh for his 40 years of dedication to and advocacy of The YMCA’s programs, services and enrichment of the community.  Gary was selected by his peers as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation: Banking & Finance.  He is currently recognized in five separate categories: Bet the Company Litigation, Banking and Finance, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation and Trust & Estates. He has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. In addition, Gary was named as a “Top Lawyer” by the American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine and to the Top 50 Lawyers list in Pittsburgh

Gary is an elected member of The Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County which is the premier trial lawyer’s organization in Western Pennsylvania.  He is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Trial Academy’s Long Range Planning Committee and was recently elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors.

In 2011 Gary was awarded the Allegheny County Bar Association Professionalism Award by the Civil Litigation Section.  In 2003 he received the Jane F. Hepting Pro Bono Award for his pro bono work representing a family of children in Juvenile Court proceedings.

Memberships and Activities:  Gary served as the President of the Allegheny County Bar Association as well as serving for six years on the Board of Governors of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Gary also served as the Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section and as the Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Managing Partner Forum. He served as Co-Chair of the ACBA Law Firm and Law Department Diversity Task force, and as Co-Chair of the Gender Equality Task Force.

Jurisdictions:  Gary is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal and has litigated claims in many states including New York, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, Michigan, California, Virginia, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has served as an arbitrator privately and for the American Arbitration Association as well as a Special Master for the Court of Common Pleas, and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Education and Background: Gary graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, cum laude, where he was also a member of the Law Review and was named a member of the Order of the Coif.  He has extensive training and experience in mediation and non-binding dispute resolution processes.