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Henry M Sneath

Henry M Sneath

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. PSMNĀ® - Business Litigation, Pittsburg
  • Products Liability, Intellectual Property, Insurance Defense...
  • Pennsylvania
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Mr. Sneath is a business and tort trial lawyer who has tried over 95 cases to verdict and specializes in business and commercial litigation, products liability, industrial accidents, intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright, pharmaceutical and medical products liability, toxic torts, energy oil and gas, and insurance coverage bad faith litigation. He received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Duquesne University School of Law where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Trade Secret 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 was the 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, products liability, 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 IADC, USLAW NETWORK, ADTA, ABA, AIPLA and PIPLA(American and Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Associations).

Duquesne University
Hamilton College
B.A | English, Economics
Honors: Clark Prize for Most Outstanding Public Speaker
Professional Experience
Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
- Current
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.
Doepken, Keevican and Weiss
Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek and Eck
Articles & Publications
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Best Lawyers In America
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers In Pennsylvania
Law and Politics Magazine
10/10 Superb
2012 Defense Lawyer of the Year
Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI)
Best Lawyers in Business, Intellectual Property, Patents, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice Litigation categories
Best Lawyers in America
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Business and Intellectual Property Litigation
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Activities: Business Litigation and Products Liability Committees
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
Allegheny County Bar Association
Academy of Trial Lawyers
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Past President
Activities: Henry Sneath served as an Officer and 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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
  • Products Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Law
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
PIT IP Tech Blog
PSMNLaw Blog
Contact & Map
444 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-4013