William Pietragallo, II


(412) 263-1818 (412) 263-4200
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Practice Areas

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., John Carroll University & Loyola of Rome

William “Bill” Pietragallo, II, is the founding partner and Chairman of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP. He is recognized as one of the country’s top litigators with over 100 successful civil jury trial verdicts in lawsuits ranging from airline disasters, product liability, professional negligence, antitrust and corporate takeovers.

Mr. Pietragallo is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Diplomat of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. His clients include some of the largest corporations in the world and certain local entrepreneurial businesses.

Mr. Pietragallo is consistently recognized by his clients and peers. He has been awarded the “Lawyer of the Year” award by Best Lawyers for Bet-the-Company Litigation. He is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers’ Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year” and for 25 consecutive years, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America©. He is also a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, and was listed by The BTI Consulting Group as one of 113 lawyers nationally who have been designated by Fortune 1000 companies as providing “superior client service.”

Active in community service, Mr. Pietragallo continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh and recently received the Spirit of St. Anthony Award for promoting philanthropy and a culture of giving and volunteerism. Mr. Pietragallo also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior at Harvard University and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Mr. Pietragallo is a past chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and before that a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching Litigation Planning and Strategy. In 2012, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law named Mr. Pietragallo a “Distinguished Alumni” for his exceptional service to the Law School and to the legal community.

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