Peter D. Giglione

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Massa Butler Giglione
 | Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1543
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-338-1800
Fax: 412-338-0357
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    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.

    A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, Mr. Giglione has more than 16 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.

    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
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

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


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

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    Admitted: 2002, Pennsylvania

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    • Rising Star, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2017
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2018
    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania
    • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2013
    • West Virginia
    • Ohio

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Duquesne University, Trial Advocacy Program, Director

    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


    • 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

    Educational Background:

    • Central Catholic High School, 1995Duquesne University, B.A., 1999 (Journalism/PR)Duqeusne University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2002)

    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
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    Office Location for Peter D. Giglione

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

    Phone: 412-338-1800

    Fax: 412-338-0357

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    Last Updated: 12/17/2019

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