Jeffrey J. Ludwikowski Shareholder

Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-288-4012 (Direct Dial)

Mr. Ludwikowski graduated from the University of Southern California in 1983 and received his J.D. degree cum laude in 1987 from Southwestern University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Ludwikowski served as managing editor of the Law Review and was nationally recognized for his oral advocacy skills. Mr. Ludwikowski is a frequent lecturer and course planner for seminars on a wide range of commercial litigation, construction law, professional responsibility and trial technique topics. He is Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Ludwikowski has federal and state court trial experience in various subject matters, including cases involving commercial disputes, construction claims, civil rights, bankruptcy, RICO, environmental issues, products liability defense and insurance coverage. He is admitted to practice before the State Courts in both Pennsylvania and California (inactive) as well as to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the District of Colorado and the Central District of California, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, he has often assisted clients in disputes through both mediation and arbitration procedures and has been appointed to the panel of arbitrators, mediators and early neutral evaluators of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ludwikowski also serves as advisor and pro bono General Counsel of the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh, is past Chairperson of the Pittsburgh Chapter, American Association of the Order of Malta , and remains active in both his Church and community. He is also an ordained Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church.

Representative Cases of Jeffrey J. Ludwikowski

Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation

Shareholder, Partnership and Joint Ventures Litigation

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Products Liability

Environmental Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1987
    • Law Review: Southwestern University Law Review, Managing Editor, 1986 - 1987
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics/Political Science


Handling Construction Defects, National Business Institute, 2014

Facilitator, Mock Mediation of Construction Case, U.S. Law, 2014

  • Counseling the Startup Business Client in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, 2005
  • Resolving Insurance Claims, Cape Institute, 2003 - Present
  • Receivership - Restraint on Legal Actions, Pittsburgh Chapter of Federal Bar Association, 1998
  • Recent Developments in Federal Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • Preparing a Witness for Deposition, Cape Institute, 2000 - Present
  • Legal Ethics in Pennsylvania, Lorman |Education Services, 2005

Honors and Awards

Top Lawyers of Pennsylvania, 2013, National Law Journal

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
  • Corpus Juris Award, 1987
  • Wall Street Journal Award, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Rules Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Rules Committee, Construction Section, 2014
  • Master Builders Association

Past Employment Positions

  • McGuire Woods (and Predecessor Firm), Partner, 1994 - 2007
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, Associate, 1989 - 1994
  • McKenna, Conner & Cuneo, Associate, 1987 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh, 2005 - Present
  • Advocate, Diocese of Pittsburgh Tribunal


  • Theta Xi
  • Phi Alpha Delta