Paul E. Johnson
Post & Schell, P.C.
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1600 Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Michael J. Betts Joins Post & Schell's Commercial Litigation Practice; Expands Firm's Presence in Pittsburgh Region
PITTSBURGH, PA & PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 27, 2016 – Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Michael J. Betts has joined the Firm as a Principal, resident in the Firm’s Pittsburgh, PA Office. Mr. Betts joins as a member of Post & Schell’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, as well as its Class Action Defense and Trade Secret & Non-Compete Law Practice Groups, and immediately expands the legal services available to clients via the Firm’s Pittsburgh Office.
“Mike represents a strategic addition to Post & Schell’s presence in the Pittsburgh region,” said A. James Johnston, President & Chief Executive Officer of Post & Schell, P.C. “As a seasoned and accomplished commercial litigator, he expands the legal services we now provide clients throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.”
With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Betts represents clients in the full gamut of complex commercial litigation matters, including: banking litigation; class action defense; consumer litigation; fiduciary litigation; insurance litigation; securities litigation, including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations; and trade secret/non-compete litigation.
Additionally, Mr. Betts has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and has mediated a variety of litigation matters filed in state and federal courts and with arbitration panels. He is on the roster of ADR Neutrals for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Betts also has been approved by that Court as an E-Discovery Special Master and Mediator.
Prior to joining Post & Schell, Mr. Betts was in private practice and was Managing Member of Betts Law Office LLC and Betts Mediation & Dispute Resolution LLC. He served as a Senior Counsel-Litigation within the Legal Department of PNC Bank N.A., representing the bank in consumer class actions, FINRA related matters, customer arbitrations, wealth management and fiduciary litigation, and real estate litigation, among other matters. Mr. Betts spent a large part of his career in private practice with Pittsburgh-based law firms, including Reed Smith LLP, where he was a Litigation Partner.
“I am privileged to join Post & Schell and help the Firm expand its presence in Pittsburgh,” said Mr. Betts. “The Firm focuses on achieving the results clients expect, via cross-practice collaboration and extremely efficient cost and overhead structure. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and building on the Firm’s established reputation of excellence with its clients.”
Mr. Betts is a 1980 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and 1977 graduate of Dickinson College. He is AV Preeminent peer review rated with Martindale-Hubbell, and a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section, among other affiliations.
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