Paul M. (Mickey) Pohl (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Paul M. (Mickey) Pohl (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Paul M. (Mickey) Pohl

Licensed for 41 years

Practice Area: Business & Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Metals & Mining

Awards
AV Preeminent
Partner at firm Jones Day

Paul M. (Mickey) Pohl

Serving Pittsburgh, PA view address

Partner at firm Jones Day

Serving Pittsburgh, PA view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About Paul M. (Mickey) Pohl

Mickey Pohl has extensive trial and appellate experience having handled such cases across the country for more than 40 years. He has counseled clients on U.S. litigation issues in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His practice includes product liability and toxic tort matters and government investigations, including Consumer Products Safety Commission matters, as well as antitrust, corporate governance, telecommunications, natural resources, and corporate criminal litigation.

For more than 20 years, Mickey has led the team representing The Sherwin-Williams Company in lead paint and pigment cases. He has tried cases for such clients as Firestone, General Motors, Sherwin-Williams, U. S. Steel, The...

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Mickey Pohl has extensive trial and appellate experience having handled such cases across the country for more than 40 years. He has counseled clients on U.S. litigation issues in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. His practice includes product liability and toxic tort matters and government investigations, including Consumer Products Safety Commission matters, as well as antitrust, corporate governance, telecommunications, natural resources, and corporate criminal litigation.

For more than 20 years, Mickey has led the team representing The Sherwin-Williams Company in lead paint and pigment cases. He has tried cases for such clients as Firestone, General Motors, Sherwin-Williams, U. S. Steel, The Williams Companies, and Yamaha. He also has represented dioceses, colleges, and religious orders.

Mickey is a member of The American Law Institute and has taught trial advocacy. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is one of the authors of Conflicts of Interest - A Trial Lawyer's Guide and chaired the Lawyer's Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is Chairman of the Board of the Rand Corporation's Institute for Civil Justice. Mickey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. The BTI Consulting Group named him a Client Service All-Star. He was chairman of the 2007 United States Open golf championship. He also regularly lectures at Marine Corps University.

Experience Highlights

UPMC successfully navigates high-profile disputes with Highmark

Sherwin-Williams defends lead paint actions brought by California cities and counties

UPMC awarded over $188 million in arbitration with Highmark over rates for outpatient oncology services

Clerkships

Law Clerk to Justice Samuel J. Roberts, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1975 term) and intern to Judge Joseph Weis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1974)

Government Service

U.S. Marine Corps (1971-1972); received the Navy Achievement Medal for his service at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps in Washington, D.C.

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  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • AV Preeminent
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  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/02/14 in Litigation

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      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1975, Pennsylvania
      1976, Ohio
      Law School Attended
      University of Pittsburgh
      Class of 1975
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Princeton University
      Class of 1970
      A.B.

      Areas of Law

      • Business & Tort Litigation
      • Product Liability Litigation
      • Metals & Mining