Peter R. Rich
Member
Pittsburgh, PA
office 412.325.3319
Wheeling, WV
mobile 412.721.5758
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

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.

Education

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

Experience

  • Labor negotiator with an extensive record of successful negotiations on a national basis on behalf of private and publicly held employers with both international and independent labor unions, including the USW, UAW, IAM, Teamsters, IBEW, UA and IBB
  • Litigating labor arbitration cases
  • Handling Title VII, ADEA, NLRB, FMLA and related state charges
  • Developing and reviewing human resource policies and procedures
  • Representing employers before the Workers' Compensation Office of Judges, Board of Review and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Representing coal companies in the defense of federal black lung claims
  • Senior Human Resources Director at Weirton Steel Corporation, 1998-2004, responsible for establishing policy and managing labor relations, personnel, training, security and safety departments at integrated steel mill with more than 4000 employees (3000 union represented in four bargaining units).
  • Weirton Steel Corporation, Corporate Attorney, 1990 - 1998
  • Volk, Frankovitch, Anetakis, Recht, Robertson & Hellerstedt, Associate and Partner, 1985 - 1990
  • Bogarad and Robertson, Associate, 1980 - 1985
Labor & Employment Law Litigation Shale Gas Law Workers' Compensation Nursing Homes

Distinctions

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

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • 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

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Weirton United Way, Appropriations Committee
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