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Amy K. Pohl

Amy K. Pohl


PA – Pittsburgh
T: 412.291.8269 | F: 412.586.4512


Amy has more than 20 years of experience on a variety of civil litigation matters. She has represented manufacturers, sellers, designers and contractors in defense of product liability and toxic tort claims. Amy’s representative matters include commercial business contract and insurance disputes, general liability and construction matters. She also has handled claims involving exposures to asbestos, silica and lead.

Amy’s legal practice includes arguing and handling complex legal issues and discovery challenges including multi-dimensional discovery. She has extensive experience with motions practice, taking and defending depositions, alternative dispute resolution and appellate matters.

Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo LLP, Amy practiced at both a regional firm and a large international law firm, where she gained experience with large e-discovery projects, appellate matters and government investigations.


  • Summary Judgment awarded, and affirmed on appeal, in favor of corporate client in two actions wherein Plaintiffs alleged that our client was a successor to all tort liabilities of alleged predecessor contractor, including alleged personal injuries due to occupational exposures; the Plaintiffs’ Petition for Review to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania was denied
    • Kelly Smith, Executrix of the Estate of Daniel R. Harrity v. A.O. Smith Corp. et al., 270 A.3d 1185 (Pa. Super. 2022), petition for allowance of appeal denied, 2022 WL 3367103 (Pa. Aug. 16, 2022)
    • Rosenkeimer v. A.O. Smith Corp et al., 2022 WL 223585 (Pa. Super. 2022) petition for allowance of appeal denied, 2022 WL 3367872 (Pa. Aug. 16, 2022)
  • Represented employer-defendant in two appellate challenges to lower court subject-matter jurisdiction under exclusivity provision of Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act, 77 P.S. § 1201 et seq.; argued appeal before Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Obtained dismissal of product distributor in a product liability action that was transferred from federal court to state court based on Plaintiff’s violation of transfer savings statute requirements; argued appeal before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Summary judgment awarded in favor of fire suppression equipment manufacturer client in property damage action Pennsylvania state court action; case involved extensive expert witness issues
  • Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of equipment manufacturing client after mediation in personal injury action involving serious physical injuries from alleged product defect and faulty installation
  • Obtained summary judgment in multiple state asbestos cases in favor of product and equipment manufacturing defendants based on failure to meet legal elements to sustain a claim and on Statute of Repose
  • Represented proprietary education company as part of litigation team in multi-billion dollar False Claims Act case and related state and federal government investigations
  • Advised foreign parent company of product defendant on insurance and corporate issues relating to United States asbestos litigation liabilities
  • Represented foreign company on litigation team in federal court stemming from administration of United Nations humanitarian aid program; federal trial court granted motions to dismiss, the federal Court of Appeals affirmed, and the United States Supreme Court denied opposing party’s petition for writ of certiorari
  • Successfully argued against preliminary objections to three judge panel of  Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on behalf of our general contractor client in a case-of-first-impression regarding competitive bidding requirements on $20 million government-funded construction project;  awarded summary judgment and attorneys’ fees in favor of client, affirmed by Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    • Balsbaugh v. Com. Dep’t of Gen. Services, 815 A.2d 36 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003)