Bradley S. Tupi is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Department. His practice centers on commercial, tort, construction and environmental litigation. He has tried jury trials, non-jury trials and arbitrations in Pennsylvania and New York. Some examples:
- Successful defense of $3.2 million construction claim; case dismissed at close of plaintiff's evidence.
- Two defense (jury) verdicts in fire damage cases for electric utility.
- Arbitration award of $175,000 in rent, plus interest and attorney fees, in commercial lease dispute.
- Defense (non-jury) verdict in $400,000 claim under phantom stock agreement.
- Jury verdict for damages and fees under Pennsylvania Storage Tank Act.
- Dismissal of Sherman Act antitrust claim following failure of bank merger.
- Defense verdict in police brutality case tried in New York City.
In the area of tort litigation, Brad has defended doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases; chemical and pharmaceutical companies in product liability and toxic tort cases; a major food manufacturer in several product claims; and a fork lift manufacturer in three personal injury suits. In construction cases, Brad has represented owners, general contractors, engineers and roofers in cases from Pennsylvania to Oregon to Australia involving construction of schools, warehouses, hotels, shopping centers, coal processing plants and steel mills.
Brad's environmental practice is diverse, encompassing real estate deals, leaking underground storage tanks, sewer overflows, regulatory compliance and government enforcement actions. Brad has represented lenders, municipalities, a landfill owner, and a wide array of businesses in cases ranging from $30,000 disputes over underground storage tank leakage to multi-million dollar Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) suits. Brad has represented several clients in opposing wind energy facilities.
Brad tried his first jury case as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York in 1980. He represented the City in a wide variety of civil litigation matters from 1978 to 1983. At CIBA-GEIGY Corporation (now Novartis), Brad managed a nationwide docket of commercial, product liability and toxic tort lawsuits. Since returning to his native Pittsburgh in 1987, Brad has represented clients ranging from private individuals to Fortune 500 companies in construction, commercial and environmental litigation.
Brad was named to the list of Best Lawyers in America® for 2013 for Commercial Litigation. Brad is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New York. He has an AV® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards awarded by this national lawyer directory. Brad is a 1975 graduate of Columbia College and a 1978 graduate of Columbia Law School.