EDWARD C. SPONTAK

ecs@pettitspontak.com | Partner

Edward Spontak attended Syracuse University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in economics and management studies in 1997.  He obtained a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2001.  During law school Mr. Spontak obtained practical experience working as an in-house law clerk at a corporation and as a summer associate at a large law firm.  Additionally, Mr. Spontak provided legal services to indigent clients seeking Social Security disability benefits in connection with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Health Law Clinic.

Prior to founding Pettit & Spontak, PLLC, Mr. Spontak worked at the Pittsburgh office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (which subsequently merged with Dewey Ballantine to become Dewey & LeBoeuf), a multinational law firm.  While at LeBoeuf Mr. Spontak focused on litigation matters and handled commercial claims in twenty-five states on behalf of a Fortune 500 metals manufacturer.  Specifically, he handled products liability, breach of contract, toxic tort, and other commercial cases.  In connection with his products liability litigation practice, Mr. Spontak became well versed in alternative dispute resolution having mediated numerous cases.

In his current practice at Pettit & Spontak, PLLC, Mr. Spontak represents both business entities and individuals.  His practice areas include litigation, business/contracts, estates and trusts, and oil and gas law.

In connection with the firm’s oil and gas practice area Mr. Spontak has worked on behalf of private landowners and multi-parcel landowner groups.  He has represented clients in relation to natural gas exploration throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Venango, Westmoreland and Washington Counties.  Additionally, Mr. Spontak has presented at two continuing legal education seminars on this topic.

Mr. Spontak is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association where he serves on the YLD Public Service Committee.  This committee involvement has afforded Mr. Spontak the opportunity to speak to seniors on estate planning and probate issues, and prepare wills for police officers on a pro bono basis on behalf of the ACBA.  Additionally, Mr. Spontak has served on the arbitration panel in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas and in that capacity has heard over thirty cases.
Mr. Spontak is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the United States.