Trisha R. Hudkins, Associate

thudkins@bernsteinlaw.com
412-456-8105
412-456-8135 fax

Twitter: @BBLawFirmPA

Trisha is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group.

Trisha’s practice focuses on general liability, labor and employment law, toxic tort, and commercial litigation. She handles all phases of litigation, from inception through trial, including early and essential investigation, substantive motion practice and conducting depositions and mediations, and successful settlement negotiation. She represents corporate clients in commercial and business litigation involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, fraud and other business torts, premises actions, trade secret defense as well as professional malpractice matters.

Through her prior experience as a Title Abstractor and Crew Chief in the oil and gas industry, Trisha has valuable knowledge that uniquely benefits her clients as she can effectively identify operational concerns affected by the law that can be overlooked. Trisha has used her background in oil and gas matters to inform the drafting of title opinions, handling of lease negotiations and defending toxic tort claims involving asbestos and other industrial exposures to toxic substances.

Trisha received her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law with a concentration in Civil Litigation, where she was President of the Energy and Mineral Law Society, Vice President of the Christian Legal Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Energy and Environmental Law Journal. She received a CALI Award for the highest grade in Mineral and Gas Law: Leases and Conveyances and was also awarded a Pro Bono Certificate for her volunteer hours.

Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations and Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member
  • West Virginia Bar Association – Member
  • Crittenton Services, Inc. – Volunteer
  • Junior League of Wheeling – Member

Education:

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Ohio Valley University, B.S. in Marketing, 2006
  • Kent State University, A.A., 2004