Vicki Kuftic Horne Elected President of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH- Vicki Kuftic Horne, principal attorney of the Law Office of Vicki Kuftic Horne, assumes the role of President of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County effective January 1, 2017. Ms. Horne was elected to this role by the membership of The Academy of Trial Lawyers’ at its annual meeting this past fall. Membership to the Academy of Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and consists of invited members of the Allegheny County civil jury trial bar equally balanced between attorneys representing all sides of litigation, individuals and business. Attorney Horne has been a practicing plaintiff’s civil trial attorney for more than 30 years.  Her boutique law firm focuses on representation of executives and professionals in employment relationships, individual customers who have experienced investment losses and the resolution of small business disputes.

Pitt Law Victorious at ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Regional Trial Advocacy Competition

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was victorious at the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Regional Trial Advocacy Competition in Philadelphia, November 19-20, 2016.

Pitt Law fielded two teams at the competition. Team 1 comprised of John Scialaba, Hannah Baldwin, Bryant Andrews-Nino and Jenna Decker, and Team 2 comprised of Victor Kustra, Corey Bauer, Steven Wildberger and John Marty.

Nine teams representing six different law schools competed. In addition to the University of Pittsburgh, teams were fielded by the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova, Rutgers, Temple and SMU. After the first round, Pitt Law’s Team 1 produced the highest team score of the morning. Following the Saturday afternoon competition, both Pitt teams advanced to the Semifinals. Team 2 advanced to the finals and won the competition.

Four advocates from Team 2 will compete in the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law National Final in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 28-29, 2017.

Team 1 (L to R): Victor Kustra, Steven Wildberger, Vicki Kuftic Horne (coach), John Marty, Corey Bauer Teams (L to R): Steven Wildberger, Hannah Baldwin, Jenna Decker, John Marty, John Scialaba, Vicki Kuftic Horne (coach), Corey Bauer, Bryant Andrews-Nino, Victor Kustra