David A. Strassburger

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David A. Strassburger is the President of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky (SMGG). For more than 25 years, Mr. Strassburger has been one of Pennsylvania’s most accomplished and respected civil litigators. In addition to his duties as managing shareholder, Mr. Strassburger chairs SMGG’s Construction Group.

Mr. Strassburger’s trial work has included such diverse matters as unfair competition, employment discrimination, professional liability, building defects, and business disputes. He is particularly experienced in advising clients undergoing and litigating “business break-ups.” Mr. Strassburger also regularly represents law firms, lawyers, and their former clients when their relationship breaks down

Described by clients as extraordinarily experienced in the courtroom and laser-focused on winning his cases, Mr. Strassburger is sought after by businesses and firms of all kinds in Western Pennsylvania when they need advocacy practiced at the highest level. He is also known for representing his clients in an extremely cost-effective and strategic way.

Mr. Strassburger is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and Board Member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers in Allegheny County. Among other activities, he is honored to serve on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Suggested Standard Civil Jury Instruction Subcommittee, which drafts jury instructions used by trial judges throughout Pennsylvania.

Mr. Strassburger has been married since 1996 to Meredith Brozost Strassburger, LSW. They live with their two children, Scott and Julia, in the Squirrel Hill region of Pittsburgh.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Civil Jury Instructions Subcommittee, member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, member

Community Activities

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, board chair, 2009-2012

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Recognition & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, general litigation, 2012 – 2021
    • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyer



Best Lawyers Award Badge


DAS Lawyer of the Year 2018



  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Lehigh University


  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland