Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

525 William Penn Place, Suite 3110, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Established: 1902

Practice Areas

  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Practices
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Agent/Broker and other Professional Liability
  • Toxic Tort/Asbestos Defense
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • School Leaders Liability
  • Property and Casualty Loss
  • Title Defect
  • Cyber Security/Breach Protocol

About Us

Today, insureds and their carriers face an ever-increasing range of risks in the claims environment making predictability and effective risk management strategies key. Insurers must reduce risks, eliminate unknowns, control claim expenses, and deliver results. Exceptional service fosters trust and respect with their insureds.

At GRB Law, we strive to provide that same level of exceptional service and will work diligently to foster mutual trust and respect with not only the insureds, but also the carriers. We strive to be the value-added proposition that resolves claims and disputes within acceptable risk estimates and litigation budgets. Our litigation group focuses on efficient risk management and reduction strategies to reach the desired result. Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their expertise in crafting litigation solutions to meet and exceed communicated goals. We manage risks, evaluate claims and, where necessary, try cases in every county in Western and Middle Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. We have handled all types of insured risks, focus on your goals and develop strategies to reach them within budget.

Additional Locations

  • Sewickley, Pennsylvania
  • Waterfront Corporate Park
  • 2100 Georgetowne Drive, Suite 300
  • Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143-8782
    • Telephone: 724-935-4777
    • Fax: 724-935-4123
  • Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 647 Allegheny Avenue
  • Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139
    • Telephone: 512-828-5040
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1425 Spruce Street, Suite 100
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    • Telephone: 215-735-1910
    • Fax: 215-735-1618
    • Toll Free: 866-677-5970

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Cascade Helmets, Inc.
  • CenturyLink/The United Telephone Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • County of Allegheny
  • CSE Corporation
  • Extendicare Health Services, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Schutte Inc.
  • Shore Corporation
  • West Penn Energy Services

Personnel Information


Jaime N. Doherty

Pittsburgh, PA

Years of Experience: 22

  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
Additional Biographical Details:

Panel Presenter: "Diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution," Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, October 2018 and “ADR Neutrals' Disclosures: Do they meet party expectations and are they effective to ensure against actual and apparent conflicts?,” Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, May, 2017; Presenter: "Cyber-Security Insurance: Is it Worth the Risk?," 2018 Fall Conference of Townships, Boroughs & Authorities, September 2018 and "Negotiating Indemnification, Representations, Warranties and More in Business Contracts: Contract Negotiation: Tips, Trends and Other Key Considerations,” NBI, February 2018

Jaime is a Shareholder and Director of GRB Law, currently serving as the Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Groups. She practices in the areas of products, professional, employment practices and premises liability, personal injury, commercial/construction defect, and insurance coverage. She advises clients on risk management and allocation, early evaluation, investigations, indemnity, and ADR options. She is panel counsel for several insurance carriers, and works with carriers and third party administrators to narrow, more clearly define, and defend claims of all kinds and types. Jaime thinks “outside the box,” recognizing that not every problem has the same formula to reach a solution. 
Jaime’s clients include insured individuals and corporations, insurance carriers, title insurers, elected officials and governmental entities, developers, architects, regional contractors, and subcontractors and closely held businesses. 
Jaime has successfully represented clients in jury and non-jury trials in courtrooms across Pennsylvania. She has also successfully litigated complex construction claims before the American Arbitration Association. 
Jaime is a regular presenter at various local, regional, and national conferences and at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She has written and presented about the Fair Share Act and its implications for tort litigation in Pennsylvania, public contracting and construction claims negotiation, securing insurance coverage, autonomous vehicles and cybersecurity risks and breach protocol.
  • American (Forum on Construction Industry), Pennsylvania and Allegheny County (Civil Litigation and Construction Law Sections) Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance ((Litigation Management Institute, Graduate of the Inaugural Class; Former President, Western Pennsylvania Chapter)
  • Sports and Fitness Industry Association
  • Pennsylvania Claims Association
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • "New Protections for Pregnant Workers & Nursing Mothers: What Employers Need to Know," GRBInsight, 2023
  • "Talking Points: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)," GRBInsight, 2020
  • "Family First Coronavirus Response Act Challenged in New York State," GRBInsight, 2020
  • “Driverless/Autonomous Vehicle Law: A PA Perspective,” GRBInsight, 2017
  • "2013 Brings New Reporting Requirements for Public Projects," GRBInsight, 2013
  • "One Year Old Fair Share Act's Impact Upon Tort Litigation in Pennsylvania," GRB Insight, 2012
  • "Hot Topics in Products Liability Law," DRI Products Liability Update, 2011
  • "Negotiating a Better Contract with your Architect - Key Strategies to Consider in Public Contracting," GRBInsight, 2009
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Firm Bio:

  • Boston College, A.B., 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 2002

Lisa M. Siefert

Pittsburgh, PA

Years of Experience: 16

  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Presenter: "Cyber-Security: Is it Worth the Risk?," 2018 Fall Conference of Townships, Boroughs & Authorities, September 2018

Lisa is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses in the areas of labor and employment, construction, products liability and toxic tort. She has mediation and trial experience in various areas of the law, including employment discrimination law under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as all facets of Personal Injury Litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, and premise and products liability claims. Lisa advises clients on risk allocation and management in Commercial and Construction Litigation, Education and Municipal Law, and Subrogation.

Lisa taught a professional development course at the Pennsylvania State University.

A 2005 graduate of Saint Vincent College, Lisa earned a B.A., cum laude, in Public Policy Analysis, with a minor in Spanish. She was awarded the George Washington Fellowship and honored for Academic Excellence in Public Policy Analysis. She attended the Duquesne University School of Law, earning her JD, cum laude, in 2008. 

Lisa is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania State courts, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • "The Business Side of Business Interruption Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic," GRBInsight, 2020
  • "How the Department of Labor's New Overtime Law Will Affect You," GRBInsight, 2016
  • "Statutory Employer Doctrine: Alive and Well in Pennsylvania," GRBInsight, 2014
  • Pennsylvania SuperLawyer Rising Star
  • Saint Vincent College, B.A. (cum laude), 2005
  • Duquesne University, J.D., 2008


Matthew C. Fergus

Pittsburgh, PA

Years of Experience: 17

  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 2010
A member of the firm’s Litigation Group, Matt’s practice involves areas of complex litigation, employment discrimination and counseling, products liability, Constitutional and Civil Rights litigation, and appellate work. He also advises insurance carriers on coverage implications, conflicts of law, and bad faith. Matt’s practice focuses on litigation in federal court where he represents individuals, employers, businesses, public entities and government officials. Matt’s recent representative successes include multiple dismissals of Section 1983 claims against a public school district, its employees and elected officials. Matt also recently assisted in the negotiation and court approval of over $1.7 billion in supersedeas bonds in a patent litigation case. 

Matt joined GRB after serving two years as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Prior to his practice of law, Matt was the director of a nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth and their families.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D. (cum laude, Dean's List), 2007
CALI Excellence for the Future Award; Certificate of Study in Civil Litigation

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