Garth G. HoytShareholder | Securities LitigationThe ultimate teammate and a zealous advocate, Garth has a strong track record representing companies and individuals, both in and out of the courtroom.

Garth G. Hoyt

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

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’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.

In addition to his litigation work, Garth assists clients on a range of Trusts + Estates matters. Accustomed to working as a member of a team, Garth collaborates with the firm’s fellow Trusts + Estates attorneys, as well as other professional advisors of his clients, to develop individualized wealth preservation and transfer plans. He takes the time to build relationships with his clients and gain a clear picture of their goals, with the understanding that each individual’s circumstances requires a unique plan. Garth also brings experience in estate litigation, which affords him a different perspective and understanding of the importance of protecting the assets of his clients.

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