Peter D. Giglione

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Massa Butler Giglione
Peter D. Giglione
Massa Butler Giglione

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2002

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
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Massa Butler Giglione

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1543
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Visit website


Attorney Peter D. Giglione is a partner at Massa, Butler, and Giglione, a law firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Giglione primarily handles cases involving nursing home abuse, representing a wide group of individuals and families throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. He also has experience with matters involving automobile accidents, consumer protection, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability and vaccine injuries.

Mr. Giglione also serves as a neutral third-party mediator.  His mediation experience includes disputes involving construction litigation, automobile cases (including UIM), and long-term elder care facilities.

A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Mr. Giglione has more than 19 years of experience, including thirteen years litigating nursing home abuse and neglect matters. Over the course of his career, he has attained verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars for his clients. He holds a license to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Mr. Giglione has received awards and honors for his success on behalf of clients. He has been named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers and became a member of the invitation-only organization the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County in 2013.

Along with his law practice, Mr. Giglione serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater Duquesne University School of Law. He directs the university’s trial advocacy program, managing the moot court program and trial advocacy courses.  He also serves as a School Director for his home school district.

Mr. Giglione enjoys being involved in the legal community and is a member of various professional organizations. He belongs to the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Ohio State Bar Association, The West Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Mediation, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2002, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
  • , Outstanding Achievement Award, Duquesne University Law Alumni Association, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2018-current
  • Katie Elisabeth Westbrooke Award - This award recognizes a passion for the law, particularly with respect to trial advocacy.  It was named after Katie Elisabeth Westbrooke, a young lady who always wanted to be an attorney, but due to a serious illness died before she could realize her dream.  Shortly after her death, she was awarded a posthumous, honorary Juris Doctor degree by Duquesne, and this award was established in her name., Katie Elisabeth Westbrooke Award, Duquesne University School of Law Faculty, 2002
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers organization, 2013
Educational Background:
  • Central Catholic High School, 1995 Duquesne University, B.A., 1999 (Journalism/PR) Duquesne University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2002)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Legal Education Seminar, Nursing Home and Medical Malpractice, Lecturer
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Faculty Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Faculty Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Faculty Member
  • University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program, Faculty Member
  • Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Court Judges, Faculty Member, 2012
  • Duquesne University, Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Legal Issues in Healthcare, Teacher
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Trial Advocacy, Teacher
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Duquesne University, Trial Advocacy Program, Director
  • School Director, Baldwin-Whitehall School District, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Mediation Training (The Conflict Lab, Pittsburgh, PA), 2019
  • Court of Federal Claims, 2018
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2013
  • West Virginia, 2010
  • Ohio, 2012
  • Verdict: Brown v. Berkshire Pennsylvania: nursing home resident developed pressure wounds, two of which worsned to stage III and IV, causing great pain and suffering.  Verdict: $300,000., 2012
  • Verdict: Mackey v. Willow Terrace: elderly nursing home residents developed stage IV pressure wound to backside, as well as malnutrition and dehydration, resulting in death.  Verdict: $2.287 million compensatory damages, $500,000 punitive damages., 2011
  • Arbitration award: $96,514.67 Vuckovich v. Grane Healthcare Ms. Vuckovich developed severe pressure wounds (i.e. bed sores) to her backside and leg., 2015
  • Verdict: Finney v. Grane Healthcare: elderly nursing home resident developed bed sore, and blood clot resulting in leg amputation.  Verdict of $163,000., 2007
  • Arbitration award: $362,515.39 Shaw v. Grane Healthcare Mr. Shaw was brutally beaten by another nursing home resident, ultimately dying from the head injuries that he sustained., 2014
  • Verdict: Scampone v. Grane Healthcare.  Nursing home resident died from dehydration.  Verdict of $193,500 compensatory damages; punitive damages dismissed by trial court, but a new trial was ordered on punitive damages by the Pennsylvania Superior Court., 2007
Industry Groups:
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Duquesne University Law Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Lawyers Association

Office location for Peter D. Giglione

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1543
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-338-1800


6 Years Super Lawyers
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  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

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