Paul K. Stockman



Office Address: 1001 Liberty Avenue
Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


University of Virginia School of Law
(J.D., 1992, Virginia Law Review)

Harvard University
(A.B., magna cum laude with highest honors in history, 1988)





AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Named to “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers,” Environmental Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Energy Regulatory Law and Insurance Law (2023–Present)

Temple Bar Foundation Scholarship, London, England, 1993

Paul has a broad-based complex trial and appellate litigation practice, with substantial focus on the litigation, trial, and appeal of environmental, energy, insurance coverage, and toxic tort disputes in a number of fora. He has represented a variety of clients in proceedings in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation and before administrative tribunals and commercial arbitration panels.

Paul has decades of experience representing industrial clients in a variety of environmental disputes, including actions under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and analogous state environmental laws. Paul has particular expertise in prosecuting and defending damage and contribution claims arising out of allegedly contaminated sites, including CERCLA claims against the U.S. government.

Paul also has substantial experience representing oil and gas stakeholders and other energy developers in contested matters, including disputes over oil and gas leases, the defense of putative class actions brought by landowners, litigation over title to severed oil and gas rights, pipeline right-of-way disputes, landowner nuisance and environmental tort claims, and claims arising out of renewable energy development. Paul has a particular depth of experience representing the operators of underground natural gas storage fields and has become a thought leader and trusted adviser on the property rights issues presented by underground storage operations, including carbon capture and sequestration activities.

Paul has also litigated disputes involving a wide array of insurance products and factual contexts including environmental insurance coverage, commercial property insurance, boiler and machinery insurance, general liability coverage, residual value insurance, directors and officers insurance, commercial crime insurance, and insurer bad faith, among others, and has counseled corporate policyholders on ways of maximizing the value of their current and historic insurance assets.

In addition to his insurance and environmental litigation practice, Paul has an extensive appellate litigation practice, counseling clients with respect to appellate issues and representing clients in a wide range of appellate matters, and has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes.