Attorney Louis Kroeck focuses his practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding community. A highly rated attorney with over nine years of legal experience, Mr. Kroeck concentrates his practice primarily on civil litigation cases involving all types of tortious and liability issues, including personal injury claims, class action suits, insurance coverage disputes, civil rights violations, privacy rights and more. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to matters involving intellectual property protection and litigation, entertainment law, copyright applications and infringements, technology law and other related areas.
A 2005 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in information science technology, Mr. Kroeck attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. While in law school, he served as president for the Case Western Student Intellectual Property Law Association, treasurer for the Case Western Legal History Society and senior editor for the Case Western Internet Law Journal. In his final year of law school, he received the student leadership award.
Mr. Kroeck was admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2009, and serves as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in addition to his private legal practice.
Fully committed to his profession, Mr. Kroeck is active in a number of professional legal organizations. In addition to his membership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, he is also a member of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, and has served as the chair of the Communications Committee and the Arts and Law committee for the Allegheny County Bar Association. In 2014, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council voted him volunteer lawyer of the year. He has also served as the editor in chief of the ACBA’s Point of Law legal journal.
An accomplished author and speaker, he has published numerous articles and conducted a number of lectures throughout the region and across the country on matters related to free speech, music-related legal issues, entertainment law, trademark law, software piracy and protection, and other similar subjects.
ACBA Judicial Trivia: (2018) Developed legal trivia program and performed as MC for the ACBA’s Judicial Trivia event.
Banned: Art, Censorship and the First Amendment: (2017) Moderated a panel discussion for the Allegheny County Bar Association and the ACLU on first amendment rights and censorship.
The Essentials of Copyright Law: (2015) Taught a four credit continuing legal education course for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the fundamentals of copyright law, enforcement, remedies and defenses.
Public Art 101: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: (2015) Lectured on public art contracts and copyright law for industry professionals.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council: (2014) Led a roundtable discussion on copyright law in the music industry with jazz musician Poogie Bell.
Allegheny County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education: Art Contracts 101: (2014) Moderated a continuing legal education course on Art Contract basics for attorneys and artists featuring Sarah Connley Odenkirk.
ACLU Public Speakers Series: (2013) Lectured and led a public discussion on corporate and government surveillance, privacy rights and the constitutional issues surrounding privacy rights.
New Jersey Romance Writers Convention: (2013) Guest lecturer on copyright law and the dynamics of the publishing industry.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Interviewed for article, (2012) “The Stop Online Piracy Act has been a firestorm of controversy since it was introduced” http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12008/1201895-28-0.stm
Allegheny County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education: Film Industry Panel: (2012) Moderated a continuing legal education course consisting of film industry professionals discussing the Pittsburgh film industry.
Allegheny County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education: (2011) Taught a continuing legal education course on, “The Use of Third Party Trademarks in Fine Arts and Visual Media”
Carnegie Mellon University: Guest lecturer for professor Elaine Stolick, Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development Center: Legal Considerations for Visual Artists – The Artist as Entrepreneur (Spring 2011)
Legal Considerations for Musicians – Carnegie Mellon School of Music (Fall 2011, Fall 2012)
University of Pittsburgh: Guest lecturer for professor Diane Litman: Social Implications of Computing Technology – Privacy and Freedom of Speech Online (Spring 2012, 2013)