- Email: Todd.Gray@lewisbrisbois.com
- Phone: 412.567.5596 | 216.344.9463
- Fax: 412.567.5494
Todd Gray is the managing partner of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, the administrative partner of the Cleveland, Ohio office of Lewis Brisbois, and also a chair of the Transportation Practice of Lewis Brisbois. He is editor of the firm’s Transportations Law Update. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky; however, his practice regularly spans most of the eastern-half of the United States.
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 and nine-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.
In recent years, Mr. Gray’s practice has focused on Transportation, including catastrophic trucking accidents, and regulatory compliance. He is choice counsel for many private trucking companies and excess insurance carriers insuring motor carriers, freight brokers, and truck owners.
However, 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.
Mr. Gray also has decades of experience in the defense of many other types of general liability cases, particularly defending large national restaurant chains and retailers against premises liability claims, dram shop violations, and adulterated food claims. He has extensive experience in professional liability cases, particularly, legal malpractice matters, as well as high-profile municipal liability and public entity cases.
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.
- Ashtabula County Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, Member
- Rex Foundation
State Bar Admissions
- American Trucking Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Ohio Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Cleveland Bar Association
University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1999
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, 1995