Anthony P. Picadio Shareholder

Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-288-4010 (Direct Dial)

Mr. Picadio is a business litigator and environmental lawyer. He is listed as a Best Lawyer in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers, Pittsburgh in the fields of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation. Mr. Picadio is also listed in the 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation (Defense and Plaintiff). He is listed in the current Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in the fields of Business Litigation, Environmental Law and Insurance Coverage. He was designated a Top Lawyer by Corporate Counsel, a legal publication. Mr. Picadio has represented business clients in significant cases presenting issues involving unfair competition, corporate governance, Sherman and Clayton Act Violations, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent conveyance, securities fraud, trademark protection, insurance coverage, construction litigation, legal malpractice, commercial real estate and contract matters. Mr. Picadio also has acted as outside general counsel to a publicly-held real estate development company, to a construction company and to an international manufacturer of commercial lighting fixtures.  His environmental law practice has involved contribution and cost recovery actions under CERCLA and related state statutes, air pollution regulatory enforcement and private damages actions, and water pollution issues.

Mr. Picadio is a former Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General specializing in environmental enforcement matters and former chairman of an administrative tribunal charged with administering air pollution control regulations in the Pittsburgh region. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law and as a speaker at seminars on various litigation and environmental law topics. He has served on the boards of a number of non-profit corporations engaged in conservation and information technology projects.

Representative Cases of Anthony P. Picadio

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1970
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1969 - 1970
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. - 1966
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004 - 2012
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh
  • Corporate Counsel Top Lawyer
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Air Pollution Variance Board, Former Chairman
  • Allegheny Land Trust, Former Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1975 - 1985