Julian E. Neiser

Julian E. Neiser

Co-Chair, Construction Group
Vice Chair of Northern Offices, Litigation Department<


  • E-Discovery
  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Mr. Neiser is a commercial litigator and construction lawyer with extensive experience in intellectual property, insurance coverage and bankruptcy matters. He also is a mediator and serves as outside general counsel to corporations.

Bar Admissions


  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. 1996
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Areas of Practice

Construction Law | E-Discovery | Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith | Litigation | Nursing Homes | Technology

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing a large industrial contracting company in a $30 million power plant dispute in federal court
  • Representing a major manufacturing company in federal court injunction proceedings to enforce an employment agreement and prevent theft of trade secrets
  • Representing, on several occasions, a leading technology company in federal court to enforce trademark rights
  • Obtaining dismissal of security company defendant in numerous cases involving TCPA litigation
  • Obtaining favorable verdict in federal court on behalf of a large energy company in a securities fraud case
  • Trying to verdict a multi-million construction case involving a mixed use development/golf course community
  • Negotiating full releases on behalf of a university/owner in a complex mechanic's lien dispute among contractors
  • Successfully trying to verdict an orphans' court matter involving a dispute over estate proceeds
  • Trying dozens of commercial arbitration cases to verdict in Pennsylvania state court
  • Successfully defending a high-level sales person and energy company employer in a federal court injunction case
  • Obtaining injunction in favor of energy company in an ownership dispute in state court
  • Obtaining injunction in favor of technology company against former employees in trade secret injunction case
  • Obtaining favorable jury verdict in commercial contract dispute in state court
  • Former General Counsel of The Rhodes Group
  • Marine Corps Veteran and former Drill Instructor
  • Former writer and editor for the Associated Press
  • Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law Trial Advocacy Department

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • "Barrick v. Holy Spirit — Changes to Pennsylvania’s Rules on Expert Discovery," Lawyer’s Journal
    • "Understanding Voir Dire and Jury Selection," National Business Institute, May 2016
    • "Advanced Trial Tactics," National Business Institute, March 2015
    • "The Future of Presenting Electronic Discovery At Trial," Construction Super Conference, 2013
    • Keynote Speaker — 2012 Marine Corps Ball, 2012
    • "Legal Research Tips and Strategies," National Business Institute, 2010
    • "Electronic Discovery — Proving Your Case at Trial," National Business Institute, 2009
    • "E-Discovery — Understanding the Rule Changes," National Business Institute, 2008
    • "E-Discovery," National Business Institute, 2007
    • "Understanding Pennsylvania’s Mechanics Lien Law," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2007
    • "Negotiating Software Licenses — the Licensee’s Perspective," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2001