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Kay M. Brady

Kay Brady is a partner in the Pittsburgh office. She has concentrated her practice on complex commercial litigation, focusing primarily on insurance coverage, toxic tort litigation, and commercial real estate disputes. Her practice has included litigating and counseling clients in insurance matters involving toxic torts, environmental liabilities, business interruption, property loss, product liability, and employee premises matters. She has extensive experience in valuing and negotiating insurance coverage settlements, resolving disputes through mediation, and pursuing claims against insolvent insurers, both domestic and foreign. Kay has trial and appellate experience in commercial litigation, real estate disputes, and construction matters and has litigated in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and other jurisdictions across the country.

Kay is admitted to various Pro Hac Vice admissions across the country, including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Kay has authored various articles and manuals on complex commercial litigation and insurance coverage. She has addressed professional and client organizations on substantive legal issues, ethics, and electronic discovery, and has served as an arbitrator in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Since joining the firm in 1991, Kay has served on the firm’s Hiring Committee, Professional Development Committee, Women in the Profession Committee, Associate Reengineering Committee, Mentoring Program, and other programs and committees of the firm. Kay holds an “AV” rating, the highest designation available from Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation in Pittsburgh, 2023-2024
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Professional Liability Committee)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Leadership Development Initiative VII
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Kay authored “Texas Pro-Policyholder Case Will Impact Excess Insurers, published in Law360, New York (September 25, 2014).

She has also authored numerous articles and papers on topics such as settling general liability policyholder disputes, the “Zeig Doctrine,” proving impairment of underlying policies, professional liability policies, pursing claims against insolvent insurers, and the development of insurance coverage case law in numerous jurisdictions.

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