Samuel H. Simon

Samuel H. Simon

Member, Executive Committee
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As the practice leader of Houston Harbaugh’s Litigation Group, Sam is well versed in all areas of civil law with a particular focus on commercial/business litigation. Sam regularly represents clients in the construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, and wholesale/retail/ distribution industries, as well as individuals in matters such as:

  • Construction litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Negligence
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Civil rights
  • Collections/creditors’ rights
  • Lease disputes

    Sam also represents architects and engineers in such matters as faulty design specifications and design negligence.

Prior to joining Houston Harbaugh, Sam practiced law in the state of Ohio for eight years where he handled business disputes as well as defense of civil rights for government employees. Sam also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio and represented a number of governmental agencies, including the Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, the Ohio Division of Securities, and the Ohio Division of Real Estate. While an Assistant Attorney General, Sam was awarded the Jeffrey Goldsmith Outstanding Attorney Award by the Business and Government Regulations Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

Sam regularly presents on litigation and business-related topics to professional organizations and corporations. Currently, Sam teaches Federal Civil Rights Litigation at the Duquesne University School of Law where he guides students through the civil rights process of an actual federally-appointed case.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Fox Chapel Youth Sports

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Collections
  • Oil & Gas Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association , Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Past Employment Positions

  • Isaac, Brant, Ledman and Teeter, LLP
  • State of Ohio, Assistant Attorney General