There are many Pittsburgh employment lawyers, and finding the right one to represent you in labor, employment and personnel issues is critical. Maiello, Brungo & Maiello would like to present some guidelines you can use in evaluating potential attorneys.

First, determine if the attorney truly understands the complex field of labor law. MBM Law has an experienced Labor & Employment Team standing by to advice clients on contractual issues, collective bargaining agreements, employee discrimination claims, state and federal laws concerning wages and benefits, and more.

Knowledge counts for a lot, and so does courtroom experience. Pittsburgh employment lawyers should have proven success in a courtroom setting when representing their clients in labor and employment issues. MBM Law’s attorneys meet this requirement with solid skills in presenting cases to judges and juries – and winning them.

But many times, quicker but still positive resolutions of disputes can be brought about by effective negotiating. Any attorney who wishes to represent clients in a labor dispute must be a strong negotiator and able to use his or her knowledge of the law and of human motivation to work for an appropriate resolution for clients in cases where going to court may be prevented.

In addition to a wide knowledge of state and federal labor laws, qualified Pittsburgh employment lawyers will have thorough familiarity with the organizations and entities that govern Pennsylvania’s labor industry. Here are a few of them:

  • Pennsylvania Safety First (PENNSAFE)
  • Social Security for Public Employees
  • The Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety
  • The Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership
  • The Department of Labor & Industry
  • The Office of Unemployment Compensation Benefits
  • The Office of Unemployment Compensation Service Centers

And, of course, it goes without saying that Pittsburgh employment lawyers must be fully committed to their clients’ needs with no conflict-of-interest issues at any point throughout the case. MBM Law prides itself on a level of integrity and client-centered service that is rarely seen in the legal industry.

We hope this outline has been helpful in understanding why it’s important to examine closely any attorneys before having them represent you or your company in labor or employment conflicts. The quality of your case results will always be in proportion to the quality of attorneys you hire.

Margaret J. Mason is a freelance writer for Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, Attorneys at Law, Pittsburgh employment lawyers with specialist attorneys in a full range of legal disciplines. You can contact the firm at (412) 242-4400, and you can learn more about its practice areas by visiting

Alfred C. Maiello
Alfred Maiello

Alfred C. Maiello is the founding member of MBM and has represented area school districts as solicitor for 50 years. He counsels school districts and educational institutions on leading developments in school law and guiding them through their day-to-day and long-term challenges.