Henry M Sneath

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
Contact: (412) 288-4013
Law School: Duquesne University
Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania


About Henry M Sneath
Mr. Sneath is a business trial lawyer who specializes in business and commercial litigation, intellectual property - patent, trademark and copyright, pharmaceutical and products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage litigation. He received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Duquesne University School of Law. During his last two years of law school, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been designated by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the fields of Business and Intellectual Property Litigation and is listed in 5 litigation categories of Best Lawyers in America: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Patent, Personal Injury Defense and Legal Malpractice Litigation. Sneath is also a member of the prestigious Academy Of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. He was the 2011-2012 President and Member of the Board of Directors of the 22,000 member international lawyer organization DRI (Defense Research Institute), and is the former Chair of its Commercial Litigation Committee and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. He is Regional Editor of the DRI national publication "The Business Suit" and is a frequent lecturer and course planner for seminars on a wide range of business litigation, intellectual property and litigation topics. He is the former editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's (PBA) Civil Litigation Section newsletter magazine and is the Former Chair of the PBA Intellectual Property Law Section. He is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of AIPLA and PIPLA(American and Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Associations)
Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
AV Rating (Martindale Hubbell)
Best Lawyers In America (Best Lawyers)
Super Lawyers In Pennsylvania (Law and Politics Magazine)
10/10 Superb (Avvo)
Professional Experience
Shareholder/Principal, Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
Mr. Sneath has extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, construction claims, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, toxic torts, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims. He is currently representing clients in products liability, trademark and copyright matters and in patent litigation matters pursuant to the Local Patent Rules promulgated in 2005 by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These rules are designed to make the Pennsylvania Western District a forum of choice for patent infringement and invalidation actions. He is also prepared to assist out-of-state law firms and their clients with the intricacies of these Local Patent Rules which provide a procedural mechanism for accelerated case disposition, and numerous changes to the processes of Federal Rule 26 disclosure, claim construction, use of experts and infringement and invalidation contention disclosure. He has tried over 90 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in Federal and State Court jurisdictions and has helped clients resolve disputes through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures. Mr. Sneath has also devoted Pro Bono time to the representation of battered women in Protection from Abuse hearings and trials and is active in his Church and community.
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Duquesne UniversityJ.D
Hamilton CollegeB.AEnglish, Economics
Honors: Clark Prize for Most Outstanding Public Speaker
Professional Associations
Member, Pennsylvania State Bar
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Fellow, Academy of Trial Lawyers
Immediate Past President, DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Activities: Henry Sneath serves as an Officer and Immediate Past President of DRI, a 22,000 member international organization of lawyers who primarily defend businesses and individuals in civil litigation. For more information, please visit: or


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