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David A. Fusco

Partner
+1.412.355.6361
Fax +1.412.355.6501
David Fusco is a partner in our Pittsburgh office practicing in the litigation and dispute resolution group. He concentrates his practice in a variety of areas, including complex commercial litigation, product liability, and toxic tort. David has significant experience implementing national defense strategies in mass tort claims throughout the United States and has tried cases to verdict in Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. He has also served as trial counsel for cases in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Professional Background

David served as Senior Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor for the State of West Virginia from 2002 until 2004 where he worked with administration officials to develop and implement various policy initiatives.

David spent his final semester of law school working as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Robert B. King, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, during the summer of 2005.

Represented equipment manufacturers and premises owners in claims throughout the United States related to alleged liability for asbestos exposures and served as trial counsel in the following matters, among others:

  • Hicks v. Crane Co., et al., No. 2067, September Term 2012 (Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) (defense verdict following successful argument of motion to exclude evidence of liability for third-party products);
  • Adams v. Crane Co., et al., No. STCV1003924 (State Court of Chatham County, Georgia) (defense verdict);
  • Paasch v. Crane Co., et al., No. 0445, November Term 2010 (Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) (dismissed following jury verdict);
  • Suttner v. Crane Co., et al., No. 12499/2010 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, Erie County) (favorable jury verdict);
  • Serven v. Crane Co., et al., No. 2978, December Term 2010 (Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County) (dismissed following successful argument of motion to exclude evidence of liability for third-party products);
  • Grabowski v. Crane Co., et al., No. I-2011004465 (Supreme Court of the State of New York, Erie County) (dismissed during Plaintiffs’ case-in-chief).

Represented equipment manufacturer in claims related to alleged deceptive sales practices and defective hydroforming equipment.

Represented national financial institution in claims related to alleged violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

Counseled regional financial institution regarding investigation of former outside counsel’s conduct.

Pro Bono: Represented indigent individual in civil claim related to physical altercation involving multiple parties.