Peter  - R. - Rich

Peter R. Rich

Pittsburgh, Pa.
412.325.3319 - office
Wheeling, W.Va.
304.230.6965 - office
412.721.5758 - mobile


  • Allegheny College, B.A., 1976
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1980


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth and Sixth Circuits
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
Mr. Rich's practice concentrates on the representation and counseling of employers in the areas of labor & employment law, workers' compensation law, and employment-related litigation, including class actions.

Representative Experience

  • Chief labor negotiator for labor agreements covering 3,500 represented employees in four bargaining units
  • Litigate labor arbitration cases
  • Handle Title VII, ADEA, NLRB, FMLA and related state charges
  • Develop and review human resource policies and procedures
  • Represent employers before the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Represent coal companies in the defense of federal black lung claims

Employment History

  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Senior Director, Industrial Relations and Personnel, 2001 - 2004
  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Senior Director, Industrial Relations, 1998 - 2001
  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Corporate Attorney, 1990 - 1998
  • Volk, Frankovitch, Anetakis, Recht, Robertson & Hellerstedt, Associate and Partner, 1985 - 1990
  • Bogarad and Robertson, Associate, 1980 - 1985


  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer-Review Rated™: BV
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management

Community Affiliations

  • Weirton United Way, Appropriations Committee
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