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Scott E. Henderson

Of Counsel
fax +1 412.394.2555

Scott Henderson assists clients with products liability, D&O defense, general commercial litigation, and defamation, privacy and First Amendment issues.

Scott defends clients and cases in products liability defense involves fixed and suspended scaffolding, rolling towers, fire trucks, water tanks, hydraulic presses, lathes, automobile and truck braking systems, slitters, cranes, aerial lifting devices, medical devices, stadium bleachers, highway rollers, fire extinguishers, boats, roofing systems, industrial fans and boilers, pre-engineered buildings and asbestos. Scott has participated in the group defense of more than thirty oil and steel companies in a toxic tort action involving the chemical benzene.

On the appellate court level, Scott litigates cases in the Pennsylvania and federal courts, some of which have defined and expanded the right of access of the public and media to public records and proceedings.

Prior to joining Clark Hill. Scott served for many years as the managing partner for legal needs of one of North America’s largest steel tubing and bimetallic wire manufacturers.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chairman of the Moot Court Board, Recipient of the Blackburn Memorial Award for Moot Court
B.A., Colgate University, Hamilton, New York


Named among Best Lawyers in America® for First Amendment Law (1993-2024) and Media Law (2007-2024) by Best Lawyers


Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Past Secretary, Director and Steering Committee Member of Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival

Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other professional organizations on topics including evidence, product liability and procedural rules.
  • Guest lecturer at Dickinson Law School libel forum.
  • Lectures to reporters and news organizations on libel, privacy, access to courts and the confidentiality of news sources
  • Lectures and presentations on Pennsylvania’s open records laws.