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David R. Osipovich

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Mr. Osipovich is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on complex commercial contract disputes. He has litigated disputes involving insurance agreements, lease agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, agency agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and merger agreements.

Mr. Osipovich has experience with all phases of litigation, from initial investigation through discovery, trial, appeal, and settlement. He has taken or defended over 50 depositions, argued dispositive motions, prepared expert witnesses for trial, conducted direct and cross-examinations at trial, and negotiated settlement agreements.

Mr. Osipovich’s clients include representatives of a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, software, energy, health care, and manufacturing.

In addition to his core practice, Mr. Osipovich represents pro bono clients in civil rights litigation involving Section 1983, Eighth Amendment, and malicious prosecution claims.

Professional Background

Mr. Osipovich holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Prior to pursuing his legal career, Mr. Osipovich published a number of articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, and held tenure-track teaching positions at Marist College and Eastern Washington University. He has also taught philosophy at Allegheny College and the College of William and Mary.

  • Representing telecommunications company in commercial lease dispute (first-chair responsibility).
  • Representing appliance manufacturer in consumer class action lawsuit.
  • Representing advanced-composites manufacturer in suit seeking insurance coverage under CGL policies for environmental liabilities.
  • Represented law firm in tortious-interference suit (first-chair responsibility). 
  • Represented military-aircraft-parts manufacturer in suit seeking insurance coverage under employment-practices liability policy for underlying claim of wrongful dismissal and retaliation (first-chair responsibility).
  • Represented energy company in suit involving breach of contract claim and environmental property damage claim.
  • Represented health care company in declaratory judgment action brought by insurer for a declaration of no coverage under excess workers’ compensation policy.
  • Represented software company in suit against certain of its shareholders for breach of shareholder agreement.
  • Represented heavy manufacturer in suit seeking insurance coverage under CGL policies for asbestos liabilities.
  • Represented landowner in oil & gas rights dispute.