Stephen F. Raiola is an experienced and versatile trial litigator and business lawyer who has represented companies in business negotiations, assisted companies as an outside general counsel, served on several trial teams, deposed over a dozen witness, and led discovery strategy in nationwide litigation in matters ranging from intellectual property litigation to constitutional rights litigation to commercial litigation to product liability litigation, mass torts, and class actions. Those representations, in turn, have been national in scope, spanning federal and state courts throughout the country, including courts in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.
In addition, Stephen is an emerging member of the Third Circuit’s Appellate Bar who has served as counsel of record on a certiorari petition before the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed over a dozen appellate matters across six federal circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court, the New York State Appellate Division, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He also has presented oral argument on numerous occasions before the California Court of Appeals as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, and has served as court-appointed amicus curiae for both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Before joining Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP, Stephen practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York, Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., and Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP in Pittsburgh.
Stephen’s representative matters prior to joining Kibler Fowler & Cave include:
Active in community service, Stephen has performed thousands of hours of pro bono legal services for indigent litigants in Courts of Appeals throughout the country and has served in several leadership roles in the Federalist Society. At present, Stephen is the Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Federalist Society. Prior to that, Stephen served on the Board of the D.C. Young Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from both Georgetown University Law Center and the College of the Holy Cross, where he was a Rowing National Champion. Following his graduation from Georgetown Law, Stephen served as a clerk for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.