Vicki Kuftic Horne opened her practice in 1994 after nine years as an associate and later shareholder in a Pittsburgh law firm, representing clients at all levels of federal and state courts and three years in public employment. More than twenty of her 32 years of practice has been with the law firm she founded. Ms. Horne has a lengthy history of successful civil jury trials and has served as trial counsel of record in more than a hundred cases, and for both employees and employers, as a result of which she was invited to Fellowship in the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (President Elect, 2015-2016; Officer 2011 – present; Member, Board of Governors; Chair, Membership Committee 2010-2011).
Her own practice has focused in employment law, civil, and securities litigation. Ms. Horne has represented plaintiffs in courts and before administrative agencies in employment-related injuries and losses including equal pay, FMLA, discrimination, harassment, termination and retaliation; before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of investors and on behalf of brokers and advisors in employment matters; and in the trial of personal injury, property damage and general civil claims. Ms. Horne is qualified by FINRA as a securities arbitrator.
Ms. Horne is a former Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the PA Supreme Court, has served as a lecturer for the PA Bar Institute and as an Arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas. Ms. Horne is the co-host of a local radio program “Investments the Law and You” on KQV radio, and previously hosted “Ask the Lawyer” and has frequently spoken on varied employment topics. She is an invited member of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Law from which she received her J.D. in 1982. In law school, she was the recipient of the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Court Competition award.
Law School: University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1982 (Winner, Murray S. Love Mock Trial Court Competition)
College: University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1979
Member: Hearing Committee, Disciplinary Board, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2003-9); Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County (President Elect, 2015-2016; Officer and Member, Board of Governors); Allegheny County Bar Foundation; Allegheny County Bar Association (Chair, Women in the Law Committee, 1998-1999; Member Civil Litigation and Solo & Small Firm sections, Member, Judiciary Committee 2015 – present); Women’s Bar Association (Executive Committee, 1995-1999)
Professional Activities: Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute; Co-Host, “Investments the Law and You, KQV Radio (2010-2015); Former host, “Ask the Lawyer;” Alle-Kiski Hope Center (Pro-Bono Legal Counsel, since 1997; Member, Board of Directors 1985-1990, Board President, 1989-90) University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mock Trial Competition, student advisor (2016)