Leo is an experienced trial attorney whose practice includes toxic tort litigation product liability, commercial litigation, environmental matters and insurance coverage issues. He has substantial experience in complex multiparty lawsuits involving both personal injury and property damage. Leo also has extensive background in general liability and class action work including lead paint class action defense for western Pennsylvania housing authorities.
Leo has an active toxic tort practice in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. He has handled hundreds of asbestos injury cases in all three jurisdictions since the late 1980s.
Leo has served as national coordinating counsel for several clients with litigation pending in Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Maryland and New Jersey. He also has served as regional counsel since the late 1980s for a number of defendants whose status ranges from target to peripheral asbestos litigation.
- Successfully resolved class action lawsuits brought against three separate Allegheny County housing authorities regarding lead paint inspection and injury claims
- Was part of the team of attorneys who acted as counsel for the trustee of a prominent local mortgage brokerage firm, and worked out a dissolution strategy that dealt with fraud and mismanagement claims