Stroyd, Arthur H.
Address: Three PPG Place Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Lawyer Firm: Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd, LLC
|Areas of Practice||Commercial Litigation, Contract Negotiations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Law, Products Liability|
Mr. Stroyd began practicing law following a clerkship with the Honorable Joseph F. Weis, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He spent more than 30 years with the prestigious international law firm, Reed Smith LLP, where he was one of its Managing Partners, also serving as Head of its Litigation Group and a Practice Leader for its Products Liability and Insurance Coverage Group. In his years of practice, he has had extensive trial experience in all areas of civil litigation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in three categories, in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Stroyd has handled a wide array of matters involving commercial disputes, the formation and dissolution of businesses, breaches of contract, corporate waste, the sale and disposition of properties, restrictive covenants, the valuation of assets and business opportunities, product liability litigation, construction disputes, and more. His experience in these areas has taken him into courts and arbitrations around the country, representing major corporations, financial institutions, and individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Stroyd has planned and lectured at various seminars relating to commercial litigation, construction law, products liability as well as trial and appellate practice and was in charge of training the litigation attorneys and paralegals at Reed Smith University as the "Dean" of its School of Law.
He serves on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission for Justice Initiatives and is on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, where he is President. Mr. Stroyd is also a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee. He frequently serves as a mediator, arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator, both privately and for the U.S. District Court. He is General Counsel of the Material Handing Industry, a trade association of 800 manufacturers which is based in Charlotte, NC. He is the past President of the Allegheny Country Bar Association and past Chair of its Judiciary Committee and its Civil Litigation Section.
Active in the community, Mr. Stroyd has been a director of various civic and nonprofit organizations, including service as President of the Mt. Lebanon School Board and of the Center for Theater Arts Board as well as Chairman of the Mt. Lebanon Hospital Authority and its Zoning Hearing Board. He currently serves on the boards of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. and the Material Handling Industry Foundation.
After graduating from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, with an A.B. in economics, he entered the School of Law of the University of Pittsburgh. He received his J.D. after having served as a U.S. Naval Legal Officer during the Vietnam War.
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