Garth G. HoytShareholder | Securities LitigationGarth is a former prosecutor and tenacious trial lawyer with a strong track record representing companies and individuals in all aspects of litigation.

Garth G. Hoyt

As a former prosecutor, competitive rower, and now a trial lawyer, Garth has always been passionate about advocacy, rising to challenges and winning.

He represents companies as well as individuals in diverse litigation, including securities, construction, real estate, environmental, employment, intellectual property, products liability and complex business litigation. He has deep experience in plaintiff, defense and appellate work in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators, including FINRA arbitration panels.

Garth brings a creative and tenacious approach to representing his clients. As a former oarsman for crews at The Haverford School and Cornell University, he knows hard work, understands dedication and believes success is a team effort by the client and lawyer. Garth’s experience as an Assistant District Attorney for Chester County (1999-2004) enables him to bring additional perspective to many cases, and contributes to his effectiveness in the courtroom.

Garth’s ADA background translates outside the courtroom as well. Applying experience gained through hundreds of investigations working with detectives and outside experts as a prosecutor, Garth conducts workplace investigations into a variety of highly sensitive claims as independent counsel. 

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Ardent supporter of competitive rowing
  • Lead fund-raising efforts for Haverford School rowing program

Selected Representative Matters

Obtained a $48 million award, including $30 million in treble damages and attorneys' fees, on behalf of individual investors for claims against a registered investment advisor

For national coffee company, won dismissal of all claims, including breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, and conspiracy

Represented a concert promoter in breach of contract, fraud and civil conspiracy claims in connection with a major entertainer’s canceled concert performance

Achieved full recoveries of damages for homeowners’ renovation fees in several stucco failure cases

Won summary judgment in an intellectual property case on behalf of a business in an ownership dispute with a web site provider

On behalf of a national senior living company, won summary judgment after a trial and an appeal to the Superior Court in a complicated environmental case involving claims of trespass under the Storm Water Management Act

Publications + Media Mentions

May 13, 2015 “Are We Exclusive? That Depends on the Words We Use,” Real Estate Bisnow
January 1, 2012 “The LIBOR Scandal: Lessons, Implications, and Future Litigation,” Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association’s 21st Annual Meeting Book
April 1, 2012 “Lessons Learned from a Data Loss,” firm event.

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Chester County Bar Association


  • Friends of Haverford School Rowing




      • Cornell Law School

        Juris Doctor

      • Cornell University

        Bachelor of Arts

      • Pennsylvania

      • New York

      • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals

      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania