Robert D. Shope is an associate in Margolis Edelstein’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office who principally works in the firm’s casualty litigation department. He regularly defends clients in a variety of state and federal legal matters including those involving civil rights, construction, premises liability, products liability, and toxic tort. Robert also devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing insurance companies in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. In addition, Robert acts as corporate counsel for local business entities.
Prior to joining the firm, Robert maintained a diverse corporate litigation practice while working at multiple law firms in the Pittsburgh area. During that time, he represented clients in both state and federal court in legal matters involving construction, employment, motor-vehicle, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, and toxic tort. Over the course of his career, Robert has obtained significant experience arguing and writing various motions and briefs, as well as defending and taking depositions, in each of these legal genres.
Robert graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2017 and received the Pro Bono Exemplarily Service Certificate. While in law school, Robert served as a competitor, coach, and executive board member for Duquesne’s nationally renowned Appellate Moot Court Board. He also received the Outstanding Oral Argument Award from Duquesne’s nationally ranked Legal Research and Writing Department, and subsequently served as a teaching assistant for the same during his 2L and 3L years. Additionally, Robert served as a Senior Staff Editor for Duquesne’s Law Review.
Robert is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.