Connor J.Baer


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9559

Connor Baer is a trial and appellate lawyer dedicated to helping clients effectively resolve complex litigation, including mass and class actions, product liability claims, and contract disputes. He has extensive experience preparing briefing and motions for trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts and arbitrations, developing productive factual records through lay and expert discovery, and managing coordinated teams to craft and implement case strategies. He has drafted briefs on complex legal issues and obtained favorable results for clients before several U.S. Courts of Appeals and state appellate courts and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Connor has represented consumer and industrial product manufacturers, including coatings, chemicals, metals, and oil and gas companies, through pre- and post-trial briefing, discovery, and appeals in state and federal courts. He has likewise represented technology companies and financial firms in litigation involving government and commercial contracts, arbitration agreements, consumer fraud and RICO claims, and securities and corporate transactions. Connor also has experience representing corporate clients navigating state and federal regulatory questions, environmental claims, and insurance recovery issues; resolving sensitive government and internal investigations; and coordinating mass tort claims facilities.

Connor's pro bono work includes representing indigent prisoners in appellate post-conviction proceedings and various nonprofit interest organizations as amici curiae before state and federal appellate courts.


  • Sherwin-Williams obtains favorable decision from Seventh Circuit in personal injury casesA Jones Day cross-office, cross-practice team obtained a precedential decision from the Seventh Circuit that directed judgment as a matter of law for The Sherwin-Williams Company following a consolidated trial of three personal injury plaintiffs claiming injury from their exposure to white lead carbonate pigments (WLC).
  • Global financial firm successfully resolves civil RICO claimsJones Day successfully resolved all litigation filed against a global financial firm in Pennsylvania, Washington, the British Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.