Michael Pest



Michael Pest practices in the area of commercial litigation.  He represents businesses in a broad range of matters, including contractual disputes, shareholder litigation, and actions arising under the full range of statutes regulating the consumer finance industry.  Michael has experience in numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts and before the American Arbitration Association.

Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dan Pellegrini, President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Reading is FUNdamental Pittsburgh, elementary school reading mentor

News and Insights


  • “INSIGHT: Third Circuit Continues to Rein in Runaway TCPA Claims,” co-author, Bloomberg Law, July 3, 2018.
  • “The Battle over Sunrise Rock: Examining the Constitutionality of Government Land Transfers to Private Entities,” University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce, 2011.

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