Trisha Hudkins

Associate

  • location icon Pittsburgh, PA
    429 Fourth Avenue
    Suite 805
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • location icon Weirton, WV
    3054 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Weirton, WV 26062

Trisha R. Hudkins is an associate in the Pittsburgh and Weirton offices of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Corporate, General Liability, Products Liability and Labor and Employment Practices. She handles all phases of litigation, from inception through trial, inclusive of substantive motion practice and conducting depositions and mediations. Her practice focuses on general liability, labor and employment, toxic tort and commercial litigation. She has experience in handling all aspects of complex litigation, including focusing on early and essential investigation, taking and defending challenging depositions, and successful settlement negotiation. Her representative experience ranges from defending premises actions to defending corporations in trade secret matters. 

Ms. Hudkins has experience defending toxic tort claims involving asbestos and other industrial exposures to toxic substances.

Ms. Hudkins also has a background in oil and gas matters, particularly related to drafting title opinions and handling lease negotiations.

Ms. Hudkins received her Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was President of the Energy and Mineral Law Society, Vice President of the Christian Legal Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the Energy and Environmental Law Journal. Ms. Hudkins also received a CALI Award for the highest grade in Mineral and Gas Law: Leases and Conveyances. Ms. Hudkins received a concentration in Civil Litigation and was awarded a Pro Bono Certificate for her volunteer hours.

Legal Experience

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Trisha practiced with a mid-size full service law firm where she advised clients regarding matters involving labor and employment liability, professional liability, administrative law and oil and gas title defects. Trisha worked to secure favorable outcomes for these clients.

Prior Experience

Trisha worked as a title abstractor and crew chief in the oil and gas industry prior to pursuing a legal career and believes that this experience benefits her clients through her ability to identify the business and operational concerns affected by the law. 

Community Activities

  • Active Member of the Junior League of Wheeling 
  • Volunteer at Crittenton Services, Inc.

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Pennsylvania
    • West Virginia
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Admissions

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Northern District of West Virginia

Southern District of West Virginia

Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

Duquesne University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

  • Editor in Chief of the Energy and Environmental Law Journal
  • President of the Energy and Mineral Law Society
  • Vice President of the Christian Legal Society

Ohio Valley University

Bachelor of Science, Marketing, 2006

Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus

Associate of Arts, 2004

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