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July 1, 2019 / Press Release

Prominent Pittsburgh litigator joins Porter Wright’s Pittsburgh team

Porter Wright is proud to announce Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., has joined the firm as a partner in the Pittsburgh office. Ron focuses his practice on complex and commercial litigation, election and political campaign law, and outside general counsel services for LGBTQ business owners and other clients.

For more than 32 years, he has represented clients in a variety of disputes, including misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property, breach of restrictive covenants and unfair competition, estate and fiduciary liability, breach of contract, insurance coverage, and real estate and oil and gas title disputes.

Ron’s robust litigation practice includes extensive experience in election and political campaign law where he represents local, state and federal Republican candidates and political committees in Pennsylvania.  As outside general counsel, Ron represents LGBTQ business owners and other clients across numerous industries, advising them on general corporate matters and business transactions.

Additionally, for LGBTQ business owners, Ron provides advice on certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise® through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), on which Ron serves as a member of its Supplier Certification Committee. 

Ron serves as director and president of Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA), an NGLCC affiliate chamber he launched in 2018. Together with its foundation, 3RBA supports LGBTQ business owners and professionals and their allies in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Southeastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Northwestern Maryland.

“Ron is a true leader in our community in both his law practice and community involvement,” said Tim Gallagher, Partner-in-Charge of the Pittsburgh office of Porter Wright. “We are very fortunate to have a litigator with his skills and connections join our team.”

Ron’s hiring brings the total number of attorneys based in the Pittsburgh office to 15 and more growth is planned.