ANTHONY G. SANCHEZ
Anthony G. Sanchez is the founder of the Sanchez Legal Group, LLC in Pittsburgh, a law firm representing public school districts and other educational and governmental institutions, as well as non-profit and for profit corporations, in employment law, civil rights, labor-related litigation and other areas of civil litigation. Previously, he was a senior partner and manager of litigation at the law firm of Andrews & Price, LLC from 2001 until August 2014. With two full-time lawyers, two part-time lawyers and a quality support staff, the Sanchez Legal Group dedicates itself to providing personalized attention and always being prompt and responsive to client needs.
Mr. Sanchez regularly represents both public and private employers in employment, civil rights, and labor-related litigation, as well as in other areas of civil litigation. In doing so, he works with several insurers and non-insured clients. He frequently represents clients, through trials and appeals if necessary, in federal and state court as well as before fair employment practice agencies. Mr. Sanchez regularly provides training and advice concerning personnel, labor, and employment law for public school districts and other educational institutions.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Legal Education
Mr. Sanchez graduated from Point Park University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science. He later earned his juris doctor law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988. While in law school, Mr. Sanchez was a member of the law review and authored a Comment (law student article), “Defining the Proper Bounds of Disparate Impact Analysis: Beyond an Objective/Subjective Employment Criteria Dichotomy,” published in 49 U.Pitt.L.Rev.657 (1988). After graduating law school, Mr. Sanchez clerked for the late Judge William F. Cercone of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorney, Educator
In addition to practicing in state and federal courts and agencies, Mr. Sanchez has taught Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action for the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration. He has been a presenter and co-presenter for continuing legal education in the areas of constitutional law, civil rights, and employment law. Of note, he has been a presenter for the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, among others. Ms. Sanchez has previously been named one of the state’s most influential minority attorneys by the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
Commitment to the Pittsburgh Community and the Legal Profession
Mr. Sanchez has been involved in community activities, pro bono work, and public service. He previously served on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s committee for opportunities for minorities in the legal community and has participated in the local bar’s pro bono unemployment compensation and protection from abuse programs. Mr. Sanchez has acted as a moot court judge for the Allegheny County Bar Association and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law moot courts.
Andrew W. Reinhart
A founding member of REINHART SANCHEZ, Andrew Reinhart counsels clients in a variety of areas including transportation litigation, regulatory matters, compliance issues, e-discovery, whistleblower, labor and employment disputes (discrimination under the ADEA, ADA, Title VII; non-compete, non-solicitation, nondisclosure agreements; labor agreements; and health and safety issues), real estate litigation, zoning, commercial disputes, contractual negotiations, toxic tort litigation, products liability litigation, other complex litigation from pre-lawsuit through appellate stages. He has also served as National Counsel for Union Pacific Railroad Company for over fifteen years, managing risk, litigating, and trying cases to verdict in multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Mr. Reinhart is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania; the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia; the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He has litigated cases before federal, state and regulatory courts in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He also has experience with both arbitrations and mediations, and has been selected to serve as a neutral in the Alternative Dispute Resolution program in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Reinhart is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, for which he has served as a faculty member at its Trial College. He also has addressed industry trade organizations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and a California bar association on the issue of multi-jurisdictional practice of law. Mr. Reinhart also serves on the board of the Center for Theater Arts in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Andrew Reinhart received a B.A. in history from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Superior Court of Pennsylvania Judge Patrick R. Tamilia prior to entering private practice. A graduate of Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, Mr. Reinhart lives in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania with his wife and three daughters.
Laura Reinhart is a partner who has worked at the Firm since its founding in 1998. Ms. Reinhart concentrates her practice in counseling and defendant Class I railroads in FELA litigation throughout multiple state and federal courts in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Texas, and Washington. She is also an active member of several strategic quality improvement teams within the industry.
Ms. Reinhart also has experience with other complex litigation including products liability, labor and employment law, employment contract disputes and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Reinhart has participated in numerous trials, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and state and federal administrative proceedings across the country.
Ms. Reinhart earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh with honors. While an undergraduate, Ms. Reinhart was a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming, three-time All-American Big East Scholar, and team captain. Ms. Reinhart received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
Laura Reinhart is an active member of her community having served as a Trustee and Vice President for the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Trustee for Mt. Lebanon Aqua Cub, and is presently serving as a Trustee for Keystone Wellness. A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, she resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband, Andy Reinhart, and their three daughters.