Craig M. Brooks

Craig M. Brooks

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

An employment and labor attorney, Craig primarily represents management, providing advice on how to handle employee issues and actions, as well as defending or pursuing claims in court and before government agencies on matters including:

  • Employment discrimination claims
  • Wage and hour matters
  • Sexual and other harassment investigations and claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Labor/Union matters
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Defamation
  • Privacy

Craig also represents individuals with advice and pursuing claims arising out of their employment.

Craig has significant experience representing management on union issues, including advice and counseling on as well as handling matters such as:

  • Labor arbitrations and grievances
  • Unfair labor practice charges and other NLRB proceedings
  • Union collective bargaining agreement negotiations
  • Union representation cases (e.g., elections, unit clarification proceedings, decertifications)
  • Court suits over labor issues
  • Proper practices in developing/maintaining employer represented workforces

In addition to Craig having a successful track record representing clients when claims arise, he is focused on working with clients on best practices to prevent employment problems and achieve organizational goals.

Craig has appeared extensively before government employment practice agencies, including the EEOC, PHRC, NLRB, DOL, OFCCP, OSHA, Pa. L&I, among others.

An important part of Craig’s practice is conducting training of managers and supervisors so they can minimize legal claims and better utilize human resources department staff to achieve their business goals.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2017 - 2018
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section), Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Board Member, UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Pittsburgh
  • Former Board Member, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association