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    We take on Western Pennsylvania’s biggest companies.

    We fight for what’s fair against all employers, large and small, and their lawyers.

  • Discrimination Lawyers

    Our focus is employment law and employee benefits.

    Finding a solution to problems at work is what we do.

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    your time and money.

    We’ll work with you to evaluate your case
    and honestly assess it.

  • Employment Lawyers in Pittsburgh

    We listen
    and learn about you.

    We listen to and learn about our clients to craft the right approach in each case.

What we do

We are employment lawyers and labor attorneys in Pittsburgh who represent professionals, unions, and workers.  We help our clients address and overcome serious legal issues in the workplace.

Our practice areas are litigation, employment contracts, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, severance agreements, unemployment compensation, whistleblower retaliation, employment discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, and national origin), the Family and Medical Leave Act, class actions, wage and hour (overtime), and employee benefits. We also represent individuals who have been denied long-term disability benefits.

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06. 28. 22

What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have?

Reporting an employer’s misconduct or illegal actions in the workplace takes a great deal of courage. While there are many laws that apply to whistleblowing in the private sector  — depending on the industry and type of wrongdoing — employees who work in the public sector are afforded strong protections under both federal and state […] Read More

06. 2. 22

What You Should Know About the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that protects employees to when they need to take a leave of absence due to a family health situation. It allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a broad scope of medical conditions and several major life events — and covers many […] Read More

05. 2. 22

What to Expect at a Pennsylvania Unemployment Appeal Hearing

Unemployment benefits can help to provide temporary monetary support if you lose your job through no fault of your own — many workers rely on these benefits to make ends meet. If you were wrongfully denied unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania, you may have the option to file an appeal. In the event you prevail, you […] Read More

Firm Overview

Best Employment Laywers 2018 We are a Downtown Pittsburgh law firm concentrating in employment law and employee rights. Our Pittsburgh employment lawyers and employee rights advocates represent professionals, unions, and workers in employment, labor, and employee benefits matters. Because we are dedicated to employee rights, we do not represent businesses or employers.

We are recognized in the Pittsburgh legal community for our skill and tenacity. One federal court judge recently observed that our lawyers “more than held their own against some of the most experienced lawyers the local United States Attorney’s Office has to offer” and against lawyers from the D.C. Department of Justice “at the top of their profession,” while “navigating a plethora of twists and turns of highly sophisticated legal issues….”

Attorney John Stember, our managing partner, has represented employees and unions in Western Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. Attorney Jonathan Cohn has concentrated on employee rights since moving to Pittsburgh in 2004. Attorney Maureen Davidson-Welling has more than a decade of experience in employment law.
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Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and represents individual clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Erie, New Castle, Altoona, Indiana, Kittanning, Harrisburg, York, Williamsport, Allegheny County, Indiana County, Washington County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County, Bedford County and Centre County.