Michael D. Hnath
Mike is a partner in the firm and is based in its Cranberry Township office. His primary practice areas involve the representation of public sector clients, including school districts, counties, municipal authorities, and political subdivisions in all aspects of law affecting such entities, and the representation of private sector companies involved in service industries, manufacturing, and healthcare in matters relating to personnel, employment law, and labor relations matter, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions representing their workforces. Mike represents employers in labor relations matters before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, the National Labor Relations Board, and in state and federal courts defending against claims of discrimination and alleged violation of civil rights.
Mike is a member of the Butler County Bar Association, having served on both its Executive Committee and the Board of the Butler County Bar Association Foundation for several years. He served as the Association President and Foundation Board Chair in 2016. Mike is admitted to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mike received a B.A. in political science from Penn State University in 1986, with high distinction, and was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991, cum laude, where he was on Law Review and made a member of the The Order of Coif. Prior to joining the firm in 1993, Mike was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald E. Ziegler of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, from 1991 through 1993.
In addition to practicing law, Mike has participated in several youth athletic association activities as a coach and in other capacities. Mike has also served since 2008, first as the appointed, and then elected, Judge of Elections in his voting district, working for the Butler County Bureau of Elections.