Henry Sneath

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6300


J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1983
A.B., Hamilton College, 1980

Henry M. Sneath is a principal shareholder and business trial attorney with Houston Harbaugh, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pa., specializing in business, intellectual property, cybersecurity, insurance, products liability, energy sector and tort litigation matters. He has been designated by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the fields of business and intellectual property litigation and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in five litigation categories: business, intellectual property, patent, personal injury defense and legal malpractice defense. He is peer review-rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell. He was the 2011-2012 president of the 22,000-member international lawyer association DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar, and former national member of DRI's board of directors. He served as chair of the DRI Commercial Litigation Committee and Intellectual Property Subcommittee and as an officer of DRI for five years. He also served as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section.

Sneath has extensive federal and state court trial and injunction experience in cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, data breach, trade secret misappropriation, construction claims and accidents, professional negligence, pharmaceutical, toxic, products and energy sector liability litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims. He has tried approximately 98 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in federal and state court jurisdictions and has helped clients resolve disputes through a variety of alternative dispute resolution procedures. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international legal seminars and symposiums. He also publishes the Pit IP Tech Blog on IP, technology, and cybersecurity topics. Sneath has devoted substantial pro bono time to the representation of battered women in Protection from Abuse hearings and trials and is active in his church and community.


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