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H. W. Turner

Of Counsel
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Mr. Turner concentrates in complex commercial litigation and appeals. He has handled litigation involving toxic tort, trust and probate claims, defamation, antitrust, railroad law, product liability, RICO, ERISA, as well as international litigation. Mr. Turner has trial and appellate experience throughout the United States, including appearances before the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Mr. Turner joined K&L Gates in 1964.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • American Law Institute (Life Member)
  • American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations (Member)
  • Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (Chairman, 1995-2008)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Past Fellow)
Civic Activities
  • American Heart Association, Director (1993 - 2003)
  • Benz Foundation, Chairman (1986-present)
  • Fox Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, Firefighter
  • Foxwall Emergency Medical Service, Inc. Director, President (2007 – 2013)
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Trustee
    (1995 – 2006, 2007-present)
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Director (2000 – 2004, 2007-present)
  • Pittsburgh Opera, Director and Past President (1985-present)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Trustee, 1995 – 2003)
  • Wilson College, Trustee (1979 – 1991), Secretary (1980 – 1991)
Representative Reported Cases
  • The American Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association, et al., (U.S. Sup. 2018). Amicus supporting Certiorari and amicus on the merits - Establishment Clause.
  • The Dow Chemical Company v. NOVA Chemicals Corporation (Canada), (U.S. Sup. 2015). Opposition to Certiorari. Patent - Invalidity.
  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation (Canada), et al. v. The Dow Chemical Co., (U.S. Sup. 2012). Petition for Certiorari - Patent.
  • Ellwood City Forge Company, et al. v. Bohler-Uddeholm America, Inc. (U.S. Sup. 2001). Petition for Certiorari. Federal Rule of Evidence 807.
  • Woosley v. Smith, et al., (U.S. Sup. 1999). Opposition to Certiorari - Termination of Parental Rights.
  • FMC Corp. v. Holliday, 498 U.S. 52 (1990). ERISA Preemption.
  • Agency Holding Corp. v. Malley-Duff & Associates, Inc., 483 U.S. 143 (1987). RICO Statute of Limitations.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission v. GTE Sylvania, et al., 447 U.S. 102 (1980), FOIA/CPSA.
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  • Wysong Corporation v. APN, Inc., 889 F3d 267 (6th Cir. 2018). Lanham Act.
  • Dungee v. Davison Design & Development, Inc., WL 65549, 16-1486 (3rd Cir. 2017). Class Action Fees.
  • Lincoln v. Warden Smithfield SCI, 634 Fed.Appx. 85 (3rd Cir. 2015), 2015 WL 8757935. Habeas corpus.
  • Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp. (Canada), 458 Fed.Appx. 910 (Fed. Cir. 2012). Patent Standing.
  • Treibacher Industrie, A.G. v. Allegheny Technologies, Inc., 464 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2006), 2006 WL 2595225. Commercial Law - Sales.
  • U.S. v. Allegheny Ludlum Corp. 366 F.3d 164 (3rd Cir. 2004). Environmental Law - Clean Water Act.
  • Bohler-Uddeholm America, Inc. v. Ellwood Group, Inc., 247 F.3d 79 (3rd Cir. 2001). Commercial Law - Joint Venture Contracts.
  • Lorenz v. CSX Corp., 1 F.3d 1406 (3rd Cir. 1993). Securities Law.
  • Wittekamp v. Gulf & Western, Inc., 991 F.2d 1137 (3rd Cir. 1993). Commercial Fraud.
  • Moody v. Security Pacific Business Credit, Inc., 971 F.2d 1056 (3rd Cir. 1992). Fraudulent Conveyance Act.
  • Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Triangle Industries, Inc., 957 F.2d 1153 (4th Cir. 1992). Insurance Coverage.
  • FMC Corp. v. Holliday, 885 F.2d 79 (3rd Cir. 1989). ERISA Preemption.
  • Moody v. Simmons, 858 F.2d 137 (3rd Cir. 1988). Mandamus.
  • St. John’s General Hosp. of Allegheny-ADR Center v. N.L.R.B., 825 F.2d 740 (3rd Cir. 1987), 125 L.R.R.M. (BNA) 3463. Labor Law.
  • Malley-Duff & Associates, Inc. v. Crown Life Ins. Co., 792 F.2d 341 (3rd Cir. 1986). RICO Statute of Limitations.
  • Malley-Duff & Associates, Inc. v. Crown Life Ins. Co., 734 F.2d 133 (3rd. Cir. 1984). Sherman Act.
  • Haas v. Pittsburgh Nat. Bank, 627 F.2d. 677 (3rd Cir. 1980). Class Actions - Recusal.
  • Baltimore Bank for Cooperatives v. Farmers Cheese Co-op, 612 F.2d 151 (3rd Cir. 1979). Agricultural Cooperatives.
  • Allegheny General Hosp. v. N.L.R.B., 608 F.2d 965 (3rd Cir. 1979). Labor - Bargaining Units.
  • Marchezak v. McKinley, 607 F.2d 37 (3rd Cir. 1979). Milk Marketing Order - Standing.
  • GTE Sylvania, Inc. v. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 598 F.2d 790 (3rd Cir. 1979). Consumer Product - FOIA.
  • Angelo v. Bacharach Instrument Co., 555 F.2d 1164 (3rd Cir. 1977). Equal Pay.
  • Hayes v. Sealtest Foods Division of Nat. Dairy Products Corp., 396 F.2d 448 (3rd Cir. 1968). Sherman Act.
  • Knuth v. Erie-Crawford Dairy Co-op. Ass’n., 395 F.2d 420 (3rd Cir. 1968). Antitrust.
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  • Petition of Pippy, 551 Pa. 210, 709 A.2d 905 (1998). Election Law.
  • In re Adoption of B.G.S., 614 A.2d 1161 (1992). Parental Rights Termination.
  • T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil Co. v. Peoples Natural Gas Co., 89 Pa.Cmwlth., 377, 492 A.2d 776 (1985). Oil and Gas.
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Com’n v. Norfolk and Western Ry. Co., 75 Pa. Cmwlth 420, 461 A.2d 1353 (1983). Public Utility Law - Locomotive Appurtenances - Boiler Inspection Act.
  • Western Pennsylvania School for Deaf v. Com. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, 64 Pa.Cmwlth. 1, 438 A.2d 1025 (1982). Labor Law.
  • Norfolk & W. Ry. Co. v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 489 Pa. 109, 413 A.2d 1037 (1980). Locomotive Equipment - Preemption.
  • Com. v. Bodamer, 40 Pa.Cmwlth. 524, 397 A.2d 871 (1979). Prisons.
  • Equibank, N.A. v. Pittsburgh National Bank, 243 Pa.Super. 611, 364 A.2d 957 (1976), Estates and Trusts.
  • Abd v. Mill Service, Inc., 241 Pa.Super 525, 358 A.2d 86 (1976). Corporations.
  • Kitzinger v. Gimbel Bros., Inc., 240 Pa.Super. 345, 368 A.2d 333 (1976). Flammable Fabrics - Jurisdiction.
  • Com., Dept. of Environmental Resources v. Mill Service, Inc., 21 Pa.Cmwlth. 642, 347 A.2d 503 (1975). Clean Streams Act.
  • Bidwell v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Pittsburgh, 4 Pa.Cmwlth. 327, 286 A.2d 471 (1972). Zoning Law.
  • In re Browarsky’s Estate, 437 Pa. 282, 263 A.2d 365 (1970). Estates - Attorneys’ Fees.
  • Scott v. Reading Co., 432 Pa. 240, 248 A.2d 43 (1968). Personal Injury.
  • In re Browarsky’s Estate Appeal of Mellon National Bank & Trust Co., 428 Pa. 588, 236 A.2d 522 (1968). Estates and Trusts.
  • Palmieri v. Penn Hills Tp., 428 Pa. 464, 239 A.2d 204 (1968). Cable Television - Injunctions.
  • Weilersbacher v. Pittsburgh Brewing Co., 421 Pa. 118, 218 A.2d 806 (1966). Contracts.
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  • Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp. (Canada), 2010 WL 3083023 (D. Del. 2010). Patent Injunction.
  • Jacobs v. Center for Organ Recovery and Educ., 2012 WL 5409789 (W.D. Pa. 2012). Organ Transplantation.
  • Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp. (Canada), 726 F.Supp.2d 459 (D. Del. 2010). Patent Standing.
  • Draper v. Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 2010 WL 1444860 (W.D. Pa. 2010). Removal - Organ Transplantation.
  • PNC Bank, Kentucky, Inc. v. Housing Mortg. Corp., 899 F. Supp. 1399 (W.D. Pa. 1994). Banking.
  • Wittekamp v. Gulf & Western, Inc., 788 F. Supp. 246 (W.D. Pa. 1992). Misrepresentation.
  • Moody v. Security Pacific Business Credit, Inc., 127 B.R. 958, 1991 WL 96060 (W.D. Pa.1991). Fraudulent Conveyance.
  • Lorenz v. CSX Corp., 736 F. Supp. 650 (W.D. Pa. 1990). Railway Debentures.
  • Wood & Locker, Inc. v. Doran and Associates, 708 F. Supp. 684 (W.D. Pa. 1989). Oil and Gas.
  • Crucible, Inc. v. Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags AB, 701 F. Supp. 1157 (W.D. Pa. 1988). Patent Damages.
  • Lessard v. Jersey Shore State Bank, 702 F. Supp. 96 (M.D. Pa. 1988). Securities Law.
  • Moody v. Security Pacific Business Credit, Inc., 85 B.R. 319, 1988 WL 27780 (W.D. Pa. 1988). Bankruptcy.
  • Norfolk and W. Ry. Co. v. United Transp. Union, 490 F. Supp. 301 (W.D. Pa. 1980). Interstate Commerce Act.
  • Haas v. Pittsburgh Nat. Bank, 495 F. Supp. 815 (W.D. Pa. 1980). Class Action.
  • International Soc. for Krishna Consciousness of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. v. Stadium Authority of City of Pittsburgh, 479 F. Supp. 792 (W.D. Pa. 1979). Lanham Act.
  • Hart-Carter Co. v. J.P. Burroughs & Son, Inc., 654 F. Supp. 23 (E.D. Mich., S. Div. 1986). Corporations.
  • Rearick v. Holstein-Friesian Ass’n of America, 472 F. Supp. 464 (W.D. Pa. 1979). Sherman Act.
  • Haas v. Pittsburgh Nat. Bank, 82 F.R.D. 457 (W.D. Pa. 1979). Recusal.
  • Norfolk & W. Ry. Co. v. United Transp. Union, 446 F. Supp. 1085 (W.D. Pa. 1978). Railway Adjustment Boards.
  • GTE Sylvania Inc. v. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 443 F. Supp. 1152 (D. Del. 1977). Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Haas v. Pittsburgh Nat. Bank, 77 F.R.D. 382 (W.D. Pa. 1977). Class Action Guardian ad litem.
  • Fannie v. Chamberlain Mfg. Corp., Derry Division, 445 F. Supp. 65 (W.D. Pa., 1977). Employment Discrimination.
  • GTE Sylvania Inc. v. Consumer Products Safety Commission, 438 F. Supp. 208 (D. Del. 1977). Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Baltimore Bank for Cooperatives v. Farmers Cheese Cooperatives, 428 F. Supp. 635 (W.D. Pa. 1977). Creditor’s Rights.
  • Fenton v. Stear, 423 F. Supp. 767 (W.D. Pa. 1976). Civil Rights.
  • GTE Sylvania Inc. v. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 404 F. Supp. 352 (D. Del. 1975). Consumer Product Safety Act.
  • Pendrell v. Chatham College, 386 F. Supp. 341 (W.D. Pa. 1974). Civil Rights.
  • Pendrell v. Chatham College, 370 F. Supp. 494 (W.D. Pa. 1974). Civil Rights.
  • In re Fritz’ Estate, 52 Pa. D. & C.2d 483 (O.C., Lawrence Co., 1970). Estates.
  • Sampson-Miller Associated Companies v. Washington Homes, Inc., 303 F. Supp. 739 (W.D. Pa. 1969). Jurisdiction.
  • In re Browarsky’s Estate, 43 Pa. D. & C.2d 571 (O.C. Allegh. Co. 1967). Estates.