Practice groups

Commercial Law and Litigation

Medical Malpractice Defense

Product Liability

Railroad Law, Litigation and Regulatory Counsel

Transportation Law


University of Michigan School of Law, J.D. (1978)

University of Michigan, B.A. (1975)

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Stephen M. Houghton


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

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