Marshall Dennehey’s Stuart H. Sostmann Elected President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Stuart H. Sostmann, shareholder in Marshall Dennehey’s Pittsburgh office and co-chair of the firm’s Construction Injury Litigation Practice Group, was elected President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) at the organization’s recent annual conference. Comprised of lawyers, corporate representatives and insurance professionals from across the Commonwealth, PDI provides education and networking opportunities for those who defend civil damages suits and administer claims. It also works with the judiciary and legislature to improve the administration of justice and represent those defending clients in civil cases.

As Casualty Litigation Supervisor, Mr. Sostmann oversees all casualty litigation in Marshall Dennehey’s Pittsburgh office, including product liability, premises liability, auto liability, construction law, dram shop and commercial general liability matters. Since 1999, he has handled routine to high exposure casualty litigation matters throughout Western Pennsylvania and he has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.

In addition to PDI, he is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.