Charles A. Lamberton is one of Pennsylvania's leading civil litigators. Mr. Lamberton has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, an honor conferred on only 5 percent of the practicing bar. He has tried cases to verdict in both federal and state court, and has extensive experience practicing before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pennsylvania
Human Relations Commission. Mr. Lamberton and his cases have been covered in several major news media, including Forbes.com, ABC News, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Philadelphia Inquirer and Human Resource Executive Magazine. Mr. Lamberton is former outside litigation counsel to the American Association of People with Disabilities, and currently is co-counsel for the plaintiffs in a national pattern-or-practice age discrimination case against PPG Industries, Inc. In 2006, Mr. Lamberton was named to The Metropolitan's Who's Who in Law for the City of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Lamberton is a tireless volunteer in Western Pennsylvania's local bar associations. His appointments and volunteer efforts include serving on the Nominating Committee, Federal Court Section Council at Large, and Labor and Employment Section Council at Large of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He previously served as the Treasurer of the Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section, and is a 2003 graduate of the ACBA's Bar Leadership Initiative. Mr. Lamberton also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. He served on the Steering Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, from 2004-05, and was the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section in 2004. Mr. Lamberton is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Pittsburgh Turkish-American Association.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Lamberton is a prolific author and lecturer on cutting edge topics in employment law. His recent presentations and writings include: Hot Topics in Employment Law, Employment Law Institute West, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Co-panelist, October, 2008; Local Rule 56.1 - The Judges Speak Out, presentation to the Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-moderator, April 24, 2008; Employment Arbitration, presentation to the National Academy of Arbitrators, co-panelist, June 11, 2007; The Use of Video Testimony in Employment Cases, presentation to the Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-presenter, April 18, 2007; How to Effectively Retain, Present and Cross-Examine Expert Witnesses, Employment Law Institute West, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Co-panelist, October, 2006; After-Acquired Evidence in Discrimination Cases, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 7, No. 22, October 28, 2005; Challenges of the Mind: Managing Mental Disabilities in the Workplace, Human Resources Executive, June 16, 2005; Tax Treatment of Attorney Fee Awards, lecture to the ACBA Civil Litigation Committee, April 26, 2005; Employment Discrimination: How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?, Pittsburgh Young Professionals Newsletter, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, Winter 2004; Attorney Employment Contracts: Don't Sign Away Your Right to Practice Law, The Lawyers Journal, Vol. 5, No. 24, November 28, 2003; ADA Developments and Reasonable Accommodation, co-authored for the PBI Employment Law Update, January, 2001; The Legal Pitfalls of Email Technology, lecture to the Institute of Management Consultants, W. Pa. Chapter, November, 1999.
While still in his twenties, Mr. Lamberton represented Lieutenant James McCullough, a 30-year veteran police officer, in a highly controversial retaliation case against the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. Mr. Lamberton proved to a jury after a week of trial that the Housing Authority fired Lt. McCullough because he blew the whistle on several police officers who brutally beat a woman during an arrest. The jury awarded substantial money damages and Lt. McCullough recovered his full attorney fees. Lt. McCullough thanked Mr. Lamberton in a letter, writing "As a law enforcement officer of nearly 30 years experience, and a witness in hundreds of trials, I can honestly say your performance was the finest I have ever seen. Your thoroughness in case preparation, and outstanding presentation, is only surpassed by your personal sense of justice. Your character and feel for your craft is a credit to your profession. It was an extreme honor having you represent me."