Victoria is a civil litigation attorney based in Buchanan’s Pittsburgh office, resolving disputes and driving successful outcomes for business entities throughout the Commonwealth and nation.
She focuses her practice on litigation matters pertaining to corporate and business entities and has nearly a decade of experience litigating disputes for energy companies, universities, commercial resorts, healthcare institutions, robotics developers, engineering firms, manufacturers, non-profits and various municipalities.
In particular, Victoria holds significant experience in oil and gas and eminent domain matters, and has successfully undertaken dozens of matters on behalf of both condemnors and condemnees relating to rights of way for natural gas pipelines, roadways, and other easements and property takings.
Victoria’s philosophy revolves around providing passionate, polished and principled advocacy for each client—no matter the size of the matter or the complexity of the dispute. This is achieved through strong and ongoing lines of communication to understand a client’s needs and drive the outcome toward their ultimate objectives, which may or may not involve litigation.
Once the client’s objectives are understood, Victoria develops and implements the most cost-effective strategy to achieve those objectives, whether through negotiations and settlement; mediation or other appropriate alternative dispute resolution; or litigation. Her strategies are fluid and flexible to adapt to her client’s ever-changing needs and objectives.
Most recently, Victoria was named a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Pittsburgh Business Times. She was named the 2016 Woman of Distinction in Government & Law by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. In addition, she received a 2016 Pennsylvania Senate Citation, awarded by Senator Scott E. Hutchinson of the 21st Senatorial District, recognizing her dedication, excellence and leadership in the legal profession, as well as her impact on the community.
Victoria frequently appears as a legal expert on NightTalk, Rush to Judgment and Pittsburgh NOW on WPXI’s Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC), providing commentary with renowned civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, and forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, among others. Currently, she serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Vice President of the St. Thomas More Society.
Most recently, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She formerly served on the Boards of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
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