Phillip J. Binotto

Southpointe, PA

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(724) 749-3120
Southpointe, PA


Phil Binotto focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law, general litigation, complex construction contract litigation, and general corporate law. Mr. Binotto has represented hospitals, contractors, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and corporate clients on all aspects of labor and employment law. He represents exclusively employers in labor and employment matters. Mr. Binotto’s labor and employment experience includes representing clients in both traditional and non-traditional labor and employment matters. He has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with nearly every major labor union in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. He has experience in handling complex labor disputes, including issues relating to grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, boycotts, handbilling, and picketing. He has also defended clients is both state and federal employment discrimination claims and law suits. Mr. Binotto frequently lectures and trains clients on proper employee relations practices, and the benefits of maintaing a pro-employee environment. Mr. Binotto also has experience in negotiating oil and gas leases in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, especially with regard to the Marcellus shale strata leases.

Representative Experience

  • Managed campaigns in opposition to union representation elections
  • Acted as a member of the bargaining team and/or chief negotiator for clients in collective bargaining negotiations with nealy every major labor union in the tri-state area
  • Represented employers in employee grievance arbitrations
  • Defended employers on unfair labor practice charges
  • Defended employers in age, sex, race and handicap discrimination claims
  • Provided advice on and in the defense of wage and hour claims
  • Provided advice on state and federal labor statutes
  • Advised and strategized on work stoppages, plant closures strike misconduct, handbilling, picketing, unemployment compensation, hiring replacement workers, lockout issues, and general employment issues
  • Represented construction clients in complex state and federal court litigation and arbitrations

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • B.A. The Pennsylvania State University


2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2003-2014 Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott, LLC

Memberships & Awards

Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers®
Washington County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Listed by Verdict Search as a lead attorney in obtaining the 35th highest jury verdict in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

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