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Ralph C. Surman

Associate
+1.412.355.7455
Fax +1.412.355.6501
Ralph Surman is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He focuses his practice in the area of insurance recovery. He has worked on multimillion dollar insurance coverage disputes involving long tail liabilities related to asbestos-containing products, environmental contamination, and product liabilities. Additionally, he has knowledge and experience concerning insurance implications of food product recalls.

Mr. Surman also works with the Government Enforcement practice area, where he has experience defending companies that are being investigated for regulatory compliance involving the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-money laundering regulations.

He also is active in the Firm’s pro bono programs, where he has represented clients in an array of matters, including insurance coverage disputes, protection from abuse orders, child custody conciliations, and claims under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection laws.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Surman was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2014. He was a summer clerk for Judge Irene Keeley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Additional Information

  • Member of the West Virginia University College of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic.
  • Worked as a research assistant during law school.