Christopher W. Cahillane is a shareholder in Tucker Arensberg's Litigation Department where he concentrates his practice in the representation of clients in complex and commercial litigation and business torts, such as breach of contract, breach of covenants not to compete and other restrictive covenants, theft of trade secret cases, defamation and corporate disparagement, corporate and successor liability cases, professional malpractice claims, claims of tortious interference with contractual relations, directors and officers liability claims, and wrongful discharge claims.
Chris also has significant experience in providing clients with advice regarding insurance claims and insurance coverage matters, including guiding clients through the insurance claim process and representing clients in insurance coverage disputes, declaratory judgment actions, and bad faith actions.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to entering law school, Chris served as a legislative assistant to two mid-western members in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Chris is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Chris was named a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine - a distinction granted to only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania's lawyers.
- Representation of large, suburban school district against contractor in claim for breach of energy performance contract resulting in seven figure settlement for district.
- Representation of international manufacturer of medical equipment in claim against former sales manager for breach of restrictive covenant and theft of trade secrets resulting in injunction barring further solicitation of customers for 18 months.
- Defense of multi-level marketer of anti-aging medicines and nutritional supplements in securities fraud claim by investors resulting in dismissal of all claims.
- Representation of warehouse owner in claim against rubber membrane roofing manufacturer for premature failure of 650,000 square foot roof resulting in replacement of roof at minimal cost to owner.
- Representation of national owner of strip mall facilities in claim against rubber membrane roofing manufacture for premature failure of 250,000 square foot roof due to defective fastening system resulting in replacement of roof at minimal cost to owner.
- Defense of large utility in claim by numerous upstream landowners alleging that stream culvert owned by utility was causing flooding to properties.
- Who Takes the Blame When the Power Goes Out?, The National Law Journal, May 29, 2000 (co-author).
- Addressing Power Quality Complaints, Transmission & Distribution World, July 2004 (co-author).
- Member/Board of Directors, Allegheny County Library Association (2011 to Present)
- Member – Citizens Advisory Board, Allegheny Regional Asset District (2009 to present)
- President/Member - Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Board of Trustees (2006 - 2011)
- Member/Past Chairman - Mt. Lebanon Traffic Board (2001-2006)
- Member - Ancient Order of Hibernians, Allegheny County Division 32
- Member - The Brehon Law Society - Allegheny County chapter
- Local Volunteer - George Washington University Alumni Admissions Program
- Member - Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section)