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Russell John Ober, American lawyer.


Ober, Russell John was born on June 26, 1948 in Pittsburgh. Son of Russell J. and Marion C. (Hampson) Ober.


Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Pittsburgh, 1973.


Assistant district attorney Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1973-1975. Partner Wallace Chapas & Ober, 1975-1980, Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle, Pittsburgh, 1980-1992, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, Pittsburgh, since 1992.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1973, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania 1973, (eastern district) Pennsylvania 2007, (eastern district) Wisconsin 1997, (district) District of Columbia 2006, United States Tax Court 1982, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1979, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1985, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit), 1990, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1993, United States Court Appeals (6th circuit) 2000, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.


Board directors Parent and Child Guidance Center, Pittsburgh, 1983-1990, treasurer, 1985-1986, president, 1986-1988. Board management South Hills Area Young Men’s Christian Association, 1989-1991. Member Mount Lebanon Traffic Commission, 1976-1981.

Board directors Whale's Tale Youth Family Counseling Center, 1990-1995. Member American Bar Association (discovery committee litigation section 1982-1988, house of deals young lawyers division 1982-1983), Pennsylvania Bar Association (house of deals 1983-2004), Allegheny County Bar Association (chairman young lawyers section 1983, board governors 1984, finance committee 1984-1988, member council civil litigation section 1991-1993, judiciary committee 2004-2007, 09-), National Board Trial Advocacy (diplomate), Academy Lawyers Allegheny County (fellow since 1983, board governors 1988-1990, since 2009) University Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association (board governors 1984-1989, vice president 1985-1987, president 1987-1988), International Association Defense Counsel, Rivers Club.


Children: Lauren Elizabeth, Russell John III. Married Sandi J. Antill.

Russell J. Ober

Marion C. (Hampson) Ober

Sandi J. Antill.

Lauren Elizabeth Ober

Russell John III Ober