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Stephen M. Houghton

Stephen M. Houghton is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 1980, he has devoted 100% of his time to civil litigation with wide experience in product liability, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, and transportation.

Prior to joining Dickie McCamey, Mr. Houghton served as a law clerk to the Honorable William W. Knox, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Pennsylvania, from 1978 to 1980.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 1985
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law for Pittsburgh
  • The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013:  Insurance Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Preparing for Product Liability Litigation” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania CLE, 10/9/2014
  • “Ohio Energy Law: Risks and Opportunities in Marcellus and Utica Shale” (Presenter), In-house Webinar, 11/21/2011


  • “Practice Tips: When The Insured Refuses To Consent To Settle” (Co-Author), DRI Professional Liability Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 9, March 2009

Admissions and Licenses:

  • District of Columbia Bar Admission
  • Michigan Bar Admission
  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • American Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pittsburgh Association of Phi Beta Kappa (Vice President)
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • The West Virginia State Bar

Community Involvement:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Equal Justice Campaign


  • J.D., University of Michigan School of Law (1978)
  • B.A., University of Michigan (1975); member of Phi Beta Kappa