445 Fort Pitt Blvd., Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Hobart J. Webster is an associate at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC. His practice is devoted to education and municipal law, with an emphasis on administrative, civil, and appellate litigation, and public sector labor and employment.
Hobart serves multiple clients as Solicitor and counsels management on all aspects of employee and labor relations including collective bargaining negotiations; hiring, discipline, and termination; grievance arbitration; internal investigations; criminal history clearances; employee handbook drafting; employment contracts; and compliance with laws and regulations like Title VII, Title IX, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, the Sunshine Act, the Ethics Act, and the Right-to-Know Law. He has also conducted training sessions at the University of Pittsburgh’s Tri-State Area School Study Council on Title IX compliance.
Hobart is skilled in all phases of administrative, civil, and appellate litigation, and he frequently defends clients against employment-related claims of discrimination before state and federal courts and agencies like the EEOC, the PHRC, and the Pittsburgh Commission of Human Relations. He also has first chair experience arguing before appellate courts, including representing a school district in an appeal regarding the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law that resulted in the successful reversal of the trial court’s order.
Prior to joining WBK, Hobart worked in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General where he represented the interests of consumers in administrative and appellate litigation before state and federal courts and regulatory agencies, and in the regulatory agency rule-making process. As a law student, he worked as an intern for U.S. Senator Bob Casey on Capitol Hill, and after graduating from law school, he served as a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator Frank Lautenburg. While on the Hill, Hobart completed the Truman Congressional National Security Scholars Program, an advanced training and leadership development program for select Congressional national security staff.
Hobart received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his Bachelor of Science cum laude from Northern Michigan University where served as student body president. He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.