Todd A. Gray

Managing Partner

  • location icon Pittsburgh, PA
    429 Fourth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • location icon Cleveland, OH
    1375 East 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114

Todd Gray is the managing partner of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, and the administrative partner of the Cleveland, Ohio office of Lewis Brisbois. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky; however, his practice regularly spans most of the eastern-half of the United States.

More specifically, he specializes in defending catastrophic injury cases of all types, as well as, other cases with significant exposure in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Gray’s cases often carry eight-figure exposure, and place him in notoriously unfriendly venues against some of the most successful lawyers in the country. This is not only a testament to his abilities as a trial lawyer, but also demonstrates the level of trust his clients place in him.

Mr. Gray began his career successfully defending many healthcare providers sued for malpractice including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, chiropractors and dentists. He gained tremendous trial experience with these cases. At one point early in his career, Mr. Gray successfully defended back-to-back medical malpractice cases at trial within a 30-day period, where each involved ventilator-dependent quadriplegic plaintiffs. 

This type of skill and experience created a demand for Mr. Gray in other areas of the law. 

He began successfully defending manufacturers of all types of products including automobile and automotive components, forklifts, wood chippers, custom industrial equipment, recreation vehicles, hoists, cranes, lifts and booms, bolts and screws, commercial signs, and small appliances, just to name a few. For example, Mr. Gray has successfully defended two of the “Big Three” automotive manufacturers at trial on multiple occasions.

While Mr. Gray’s practice still includes medical malpractice and products liability litigation, the transportation industry came calling several years ago, and since then, the majority of his focus has been on defending trucking companies in cases involving death and catastrophic injury. He is choice counsel for many private trucking companies  and excess insurance carriers insuring big trucks. 

Mr. Gray also has experience in the defense of many other types of cases. He has experience in professional liability cases, particularly, legal malpractice matters. While he has been assigned these cases by legal practice insurance carriers, his peers have paid him the highest compliment on occasion by insisting that he be assigned to defend them in cases involving allegations of legal malpractice. He also routinely defends municipalities and governmental actors against claims of reckless and intentional conduct, including a recent successful case where over 100 plaintiffs sued a city and its police department. Finally, Mr. Gray also has experience in defending certain environmental and toxic tort claims. 

Mr. Gray is a 1995 graduate of Eastern Michigan University. As a sophomore at Eastern Michigan, he was elected to the Ypsilanti City Council and became the youngest person ever elected to public office in the state of Michigan at that time. Mr. Gray then attended the University of Toledo College Of Law, where he served as Moot Court Vice Chairman and graduated Cum Laude in 1999. 

Community Service

  • Ashtabula County Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, Member
  • Rex Foundation

Admissions

Kentucky

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Associations

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Cleveland Bar Association

Education

University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1999

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, 1995

arrow Back to Attorneys