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707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2003

  • Cali Award in Labor Law, 2003

B.S., Accounting, West Virginia University, 2000


Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County


Mark J. Golen II is an experienced trial lawyer and Partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.  Having taken over 25 jury trials to verdict, Mark has extensive trial experience and routinely handles complex litigation cases before federal and state trial and appellate courts, administrative and regulatory agencies, and arbitration panels.  

Mark focuses his practice in the commercial litigation arena and has successfully litigated and tried individual and class action cases involving consumer protection claims, contract disputes, tort and product liability matters, directors and officers claims, business transactions, construction claims, health care law, personal injury defense, cybersecurity and insurance-related matters.  Mark represents a diverse group of major corporations, including retailers, construction and roofing companies, home builders, product and chemical manufacturers and suppliers, healthcare facilities, and insurance companies, among others.  Mark also has experience in real estate and title insurance-related matters and is a licensed title agent for First American, Old Republic and Stewart Title Insurance Company.

Representative examples of his expertise include the following:

Commercial Litigation

Mark devotes a significant portion of his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, including defense of claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, UCC-related matters, consumer protection, product liability, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duties, civil conspiracy, cybersecurity and data breach, declaratory judgment actions and insurance-related matters.


Mark’s construction experience includes defending general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, design professionals, and building product manufacturers and suppliers regarding a diverse spectrum of matters involving both public and private works.  Matters include alleged construction defects, breach of contract claims, alleged errors in design and workmanship, and construction site accidents, as well as OSHA-related matters and general insurance litigation defense matters.

Class Action Defense Including Consumer Protection Statutes

Mark is involved in handling class action litigation matters, including nationwide and state class claims arising under consumer protection statutes and unfair competition statutes, including, defense of claims under the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act), FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) and TCCWNA (New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act).


Mark regularly represents healthcare providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and other health care institutions.  His representation experience includes licensing issues, compliance with governmental regulations, malpractice, elder abuse, contract, and HIPAA-related matters.


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute