Daniel R. Michelmore

Phone: (412) 434-8809 | Fax: (412) 434-8062 | Email: drmichelmore@jacksonkelly.com
Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Ave, Suite 1500, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Daniel R. Michelmore is a Member with the Litigation Practice Group in the Firm's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office. His practice includes a diverse range of civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts and at both the trial court and appellate level.

Mr. Michelmore is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Kenyon College in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor on the Journal of Law & Policy and the recipient of the Christophine G. Mutharika International Law Prize and the Land Use Law Prize. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Michelmore served a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.


Legal Experience
2011 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2005 - 2011Swartz Campbell LLC
2004 - 2005Hon. R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County (Law Clerk)
2004J.D.Washington University School of Law
2001B.A.Kenyon College (International Studies)
Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
2013U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
2012U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
2007U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2005U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Involvement:
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Speaker, "One Size Does Not Fit All:  Master Service Agreements and the Interplay Between Indemnity, Liability, and Insurance in the Appalachian Basin," 2015 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Lexington, Kentucky, Oct. 22, 2015

Writings and Publications:
  • Author, "PA Superior Court Finds Drilling Well Following Only 'Bring Down' Title Search Constitutes Bad Faith Trespass," Jackson Kelly PLLC Oil and Gas Update, Oct. 24, 2014
  • Author, "Commonwealth Court Continues the Dismantling of Pennsylvania Act 13," Jackson Kelly PLLC Oil and Gas Update, July 23, 2014
  • Author, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Act 13 Unconstitutional in Problematic Opinion," Jackson Kelly PLLC Oil and Gas Update, Dec. 31, 2013
  • Co-author with Michael P. Leahey, "The Downside of Tort Reform," Law360, Oct. 7, 2011

Awards and Honors:
  • Christophine G. Mutharika International Law Prize Recipient
  • Land Use Law Prize Recipient
  • Articles Editor, Journal of Law & Policy
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