Duquesne University School of Law

Steven Baicker-McKee, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Law

Office: Hanley Hall 234

Phone Number: 412.396.2258

E-Mail Address: baickermckees@duq.edu

Education: J.D., William and Mary Law School
B.A., Yale University

Assistant Professor Steven Baicker-McKee joined the Duquesne University School of Law faculty after practicing for 23 years at Babst Calland. Baicker-McKee obtained his law degree from William and Mary, where he served on the board of editors for the Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from Yale University. Baicker-McKee is co-author of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook, a leading work for lawyers in federal court, and A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, used by law students across the United States. He is also a co-author of Learning Civil Procedure, Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure, and The Federal Litigator, a monthly publication summarizing developments in federal practice. He also serves as the reporter for the local federal rules committee. Baicker-McKee is "AV"-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, named a "Key Author" by West Publishing Company, regularly selected as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," elected to the Academy of Trial Lawyers, and recognized in The Best Lawyers of America. He teaches courses in civil procedure, advanced pretrial litigation techniques, and energy law.  

  • Advanced Pretrial Litigation
  • Civil Procedure and Drafting I and II
  • Energy Law

Partial Listing of Numerous CLE and Educational Presentations

 

"New Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 207.1," Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

"Electronic Data Retention," Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting.

"Developing an Effective Electronic Discovery Response Plan," American Corporate Counsel Association.

"Update New Developments in Federal Procedure," Pennsylvania Bar Association.

"Year 2000 - What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know - And Nothing More," Allegheny County Bar Association Annual Meeting.

"Year 2000 For the Environmental Lawyer," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Environmental Law Forum.

Co-author, Learning Civil Procedure (with Jeff Stempel, Brooke Coleman, Michael Kaufman, and David Herr), 2nd Edition

Co-author, Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure (with William Janssen).

Co-author, A Student's Guide to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (with William Janssen & John B. Corr), West Publishing, now in its 18th Edition and used in more than 60 law schools.

Co-author, Federal Civil Rules Handbook (with William Janssen & John B. Corr), West Publishing, now in its 21st Edition. The text of the Handbook is also adopted as Volume 12B of Wright and Miller, Federal Practice and Procedure, West Publishing.

Author, “The Award of E-Discovery Costs of the Prevailing Party: An Analog Solution in a Digital World,” Cleveland State Law Review, 2015.

"Reconceptualizing Managerial Judges," accepted for publication in the American University Law Review.

"Water Sourcing and Wastewater Disposal: Two of the Least Worrisome Aspects of Marcellus Shale Development in Pennsylvania," (with Kevin Garber and Jean Mosites), accepted for publication in the Duquesne Business Law Journal.

“The Award of E-Discovery Costs of the Prevailing Party: An Analog Solution in a Digital World,” Cleveland State Law Review, November 2013.

"The Consumer Product Safety Improvement act of 2008: The Next Big Wave of Litigation," Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 14, No. 4, Fall 2009.

"Climate Change - Public Nuisance or Political Question?" (with Erica Koehl), Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 14, No. 2, Spring 2009.

"Proving Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation" (with Shawn Dryer & Chris Helms), Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 13, No. 3, Fall 2008.

"Rewriting the Rule Book: The 2007 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 12, No. 3, Fall 2007.

"Western District Implements New Alternative Dispute Resolution Program," (with Steven Collier), Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11, No. 4, Fall 2006.

"'Lone Pine'Orders and Their Effect on Toxic Tort Litigation" (with Antonino Legeza & Timothy C. Wolfson), Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11, No. 4, Fall 2006.

"Significant New Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Addressing Electronic Discovery, Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11, No. 3, Summer 2006.

"Data Quality and Risk Assessment" (with Timothy C. Wolfson), Civil Litigation Update, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11, No. 3, Summer 2006.

"American Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. Compagnie Bruxelles Lambert: A New Line of Defense for Parent Corporations," Environmental Law Reporter, 1997.

"Regents, University of California v. Doe," West's Legal News, December 2, 1996.

"The Supreme Court to Determine the Scope of Eleventh Amendment Immunity," West's Legal News, December 2, 1996.

"Caterpillar v. Lewis: Can Jurisdiction at the Time of Trial Cure Faulty Removal," West's Legal News, November 11, 1996.

"Rule 30(b)(6) - Deposition of Party Representative: What Questions Should You Let Your Witness Answer?" West's Legal News, September 9, 1996.

"Narrowing the Roads of Private Cost Recovery: Recent Developments Limiting the Recovery of Private Response Costs Under CERCLA §107," (with others), The Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. XXV, No. 11, November, 1995.

"Suing the Federal Government Under CERCLA," The Environmental Law Reporter.

"Violence in Athletics: A Judicial Approach," Entertainment & Sports Law Journal, Fall 1986.

Past Chair of the PBA Civil Litigation Section. Past Co-Chair of the Federal Practice Section of the PBA. Founder and Past Co-Chair of the Toxic Tort Committee of the PBA. Served on Board of Regional Development Funding Corp. Serves on the Board of the Pittsburgh Squash Association, and serves as the Tournament Director of the Pittsburgh Open, an annual international professional squash tournament. Elected to the Academy of Trial Lawyers and has been recognized as one of the nation's top lawyers in The Best Lawyers of America® and as one of Pennsylvania's best lawyers in a survey published in Philadelphia magazine.