Kathryn L. Clark

Attorney
P:(412) 281-5423
F:(412) 281-8264
E:kclark@smgglaw.com

Biography

Kathryn L. Clark is an Attorney in the Pittsburgh Office of Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky.  Ms. Clark has earned a reputation as a fierce and loyal advocate for her clients.  Her scope of practice includes school law with an emphasis on non-traditional educational settings as well as municipal law.

As part of her school practice, Ms. Clark has acted as an interface between state and county regulatory agencies and numerous non-traditional school organizations.  She prides herself in finding creative solutions to the obstacles often encountered by these schools.

Ms. Clark’s public sector practice includes working as part of an Act 47 Recovery Team that oversees the comprehensive economic recovery of communities including the Cities of Johnstown and Aliquippa, and previously for the Cities of Pittsburgh and New Castle.

Additionally, Ms. Clark works extensively with land use, zoning, labor and employment. She has served as assistant solicitor for multiple communities in Western Pennsylvania. She has a vast range of experience on the Sunshine Act and the Right to Know Law.

Ms. Clark has a wide-range of litigation experience. She handles all aspects of lawsuits from pleading and discovery through trial and appeal. She frequently appears before a variety of administrative tribunals and has successfully argued in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Clark lives in Peters Township with her family. During “off time”, her husband, children, and two “rescue puppies” compete for her attention.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Peters Township Zoning Hearing Board, Vice-Chair, 2016-present

Practice Areas

Education

  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1993
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1997

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1997