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Craig W. Snethen


(412) 316-2925
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707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

1025 Main Street
Suite 638
Wheeling, WV 26003

111 N. Front Street
Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17101

New York
One Battery Park Plaza
28th Floor
New York, NY 10004

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2000

  • University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce, Managing Editor
  • Order of the Coif

B.S., Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma 


The Best Lawyers in America© distinction in Employment Law - Management (2018-2020)

AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell

Pennsylvania Rising Stars® in the field of Employment Law, 2011-2015

Craig Snethen is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office and a member of the Employment Law Group.  Mr. Snethen’s practice is comprised of representing corporate clients before government agencies in both federal and state courts, defending employers in cases involving, without limitation, sex, age, disability and race discrimination, wrongful discharge, the FLSA and the FMLA.  His extensive administrative experience has taken him before the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York Division of Human Rights, the West Virginia Human Rights Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition to litigation-oriented work, Mr. Snethen provides advice and counseling to management clients on a wide array of employment law issues. Mr. Snethen has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2011-2014.

Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Snethen was a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis P.C. 


New York
West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, International Institute of Erie, Pennsylvania
Member, Board of Directors, Chautauqua County Humane Society
Member, Board of Trustees, West Portland Baptist Church