Trisha R. Hudkins, Associate

“I am extremely competitive, and I never give up. Quitting is not an option.”

thudkins@bernsteinlaw.com
412-456-8105
412-456-8135 fax
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Litigation associate Trisha Hudkins is your classic overachiever, a trait that revealed itself at an early age when she started college classes before ever receiving her high school diploma. Trisha has carried this moxie past graduation, as when she’s not working, the former college athlete is active in CrossFit and races. Trisha gives the same 110% to her clients, whether there are millions of dollars at stake or a few thousand. Obtaining positive results and keeping her clients satisfied is always the main goal, and anytime she receives a favorable outcome for a client, she considers it a huge accomplishment.

Focus:

Trisha 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. Her practice focuses on:

  • General liability
  • Labor and employment law
  • Toxic tort
  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy

She Represents:

The “quick on her feet” Trisha enjoys researching and learning as much as possible about an issue. 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
  • Professional malpractice matters

Background:

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.

  • Kent State University (A.A., 2004)
  • Ohio Valley University (B.S. in Marketing, 2006)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., concentration in Civil Litigation, 2014)
    • 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
    • CALI Award for the highest grade in Mineral and Gas Law: Leases and Conveyances
    • Awarded a Pro Bono Certificate for 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
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Crittenton Services, Inc. – Volunteer
  • Junior League of Wheeling