Local Counsel

A Reliable Partner with a Tradition of Results

Robleto Law can serve as local counsel for matters in local state and federal courts including the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and the other located in the greater Pittsburgh area require that all pleadings filed on behalf of a client be signed by a member in good standing of the bar of that court. Admissions pro hac vice are permitted for out-of-state lawyers, but most courts require that local counsel be included on all pleadings and be present at hearings.

It is often false economy to not engage experienced local counsel.  The expense and inconvenience of travel for routine hearings is rarely justifiable. Typically, courts allow out of town lawyers to participate in many proceedings telephonically with local counsel appearing in the courtroom. Bankruptcy cases, particularly complex chapter 11 bankruptcy matters, may involve numerous proceedings at which your clients should be represented. Many hearings may not justify the presence of lead counsel when there is already a reliable lawyer in Pittsburgh that can attend and represent a client’s interest.

If you are an attorney who is either practicing out-of-state or outside of Western Pennsylvania, we can help you navigate the local rules and provide the most economically efficient service to your client. Robleto Law has extensive experience serving as local counsel to lawyers across the county, in both state and federal courts. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh in the Gateway Plaza with space to accommodate the demands of your case.

(412) 925-8194