David G. Klaber - K&L Gates

David G. Klaber

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 412-355-6498

Mr. Klaber’s practice reflects his broad interest and experience in civil litigation and commercial arbitration, with particular emphasis in products liability, construction, commercial contracts and defamation. His over forty years of trial experience include the successful defense of manufacturers and contractors in connection with steel mills, underground mines, work sites, railroads and heavy industrial equipment. Product and commercial experience includes electric arc furnaces, a walking beam furnace, HY-80 steel castings, hydraulic cranes, a piggyback forklift, long-wall mining equipment, slitters, welding rods and welding and cutting power sources, compressors, bench saws, ramcars, haulage vehicles, cut-to-length lines, a hot water heater, and aluminum truck wheels. Consumer products defended include humidifiers, power tools, lamps and toys. Defamation and First Amendment experience includes representation of members of the print media. He was publicly commended for his work as Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in “In Re Air Crash Disaster at Washington D.C.”, Multi-District Litigation No. 499, and served as lead counsel for a national industry group for whom he obtained seventeen defense verdicts. He has also represented manufacturers in connection with insurance coverage matters and individual plaintiffs injured in industrial, aircraft and automobile accidents, and has served as an expert witness.

Yale UniversityBA Duke University School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

K&L Gates Center
210 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2613
United States

Practice Areas

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants