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Overview

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Babst Calland is a law firm with a reputation for delivering the highest level of client service. Our philosophy is simple. As an integrated group of attorneys across a variety of disciplines, we work as a team, not as a group of sole practitioners.

We have been providing focused legal services to corporations, closely-held businesses and municipalities since 1986. We do not strive to be all things to all people. Instead, we strive to be the best in our focused practice areas. We approach our client’s business as if it were our own and treat everyone with the same level of respect. Together, we solve problems and allocate resources to provide the highest level of service in the most cost-effective manner possible. We began as a firm offering environmental, energy and business law services because our founding shareholders had in-depth knowledge in these areas. Although we have expanded our scope of practice, we still subscribe to an “in the trenches” approach by shaping solutions to solve problems. Many of our attorneys have prior experience working in both the public and private sectors. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the issues our clients face, and can help them deal with their most pressing legal concerns in a practical and cost-effective manner.

Quick Facts:

  • Babst Calland is ranked the eighth largest law firm in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • We employ attorneys in 12 integrated practice areas.
  • Babst Calland has five office locations in Pittsburgh, Pa., Charleston, W.Va., Harrisburg, Pa., State College, Pa., and Washington, D.C.
  • Babst Calland was recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in eight practice areas and regionally in 31 practice areas.
  • 31 of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023.
  • Babst Calland was named as a national Go-To Law Firm® by ALM and Corporate Counsel magazine.
  • Babst Calland is listed as the top environmental law practice in Pennsylvania by Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA’s: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • Our attorneys volunteer their time and talent to many community service organizations.

Rankings

Babst Calland is nationally ranked in 8 practice areas and metro ranked in 21 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law

Metro Rankings

Charleston-WV, WV
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 1 for Oil and Gas Law

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Environmental Law
Babst, Calland is very knowledgeable in municipal law and working with local government.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Energy Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Mining Law

Metro Rankings

Charleston-WV, WV
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 1 for Oil and Gas Law
Tier 2 for Mining Law
Tier 2 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 3 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 3 for Litigation - ERISA
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Information Technology Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 1 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 1 for Municipal Law
Tier 1 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 1 for Water Law
Tier 2 for Admiralty and Maritime Law
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Washington, D.C., DC
Tier 2 for Energy Law
Tier 2 for Environmental Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Coal
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Contract
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Gas
  • Information Technology Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Minerals
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Permitting
  • Pipeline
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory
  • Technology Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Water Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Main Location

Pittsburgh, PA
Two Gateway Center, Sixth Floor
603 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States
412-394-5400 Call our Pittsburgh, PA location at 412-394-5400 Get Directions Get directions to our Pittsburgh, PA location

Office Locations

Management and Personnel

Managing Shareholder
Donald C. Bluedorn II

Contacts

Transportation Technology and Energy Group
James C. Chen
Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Group
Alyssa E. Golfieri
Diligence, Discovery and Document Management Services
Christian A. Farmakis
Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Group
Mary H. Binker
Public Sector Group
Robert Max Junker
Litigation Group
Mark K. Dausch
Litigation Group
James V. Corbelli
Environmental Group
Jean M. Mosites
Environmental Group
Ben Clapp
Energy and Natural Resources Group
Bruce F. Rudoy
Energy and Natural Resources Group
Joseph K. Reinhart
Employment and Labor Group
Stephen A. Antonelli
Emerging Technologies Group
Justine M. Kasznica
Corporate and Commercial Group
Kevin T. Wills
Construction Group
David E. White
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