Frank J. Pergolizzi

Top rated transportation & maritime attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Slover & Loftus
Frank J. Pergolizzi
Slover & Loftus

Practice Areas: Transportation & maritime, Energy & natural resources

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1986

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2018 - 2023

Slover & Loftus

1224 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-674-7170 Email: Frank J. Pergolizzi Visit website


Frank J. Pergolizzi’s practice focuses on the litigation of rail transportation and fuel supply contract disputes before federal and state courts, and commercial arbitration panels. This litigation has covered a variety of matters, including disputes relating to price renegotiation and price reopener provisions, compliance with service standards, and force majeure disputes.  Mr. Pergolizzi is also active in the firm’s representation of other transportation and energy related entities in various litigation matters. As a result of Mr. Pergolizzi’s litigation efforts, his clients have been able to achieve substantial reductions in their transportation and fuel supply costs. 

Mr. Pergolizzi also maintains an active regulatory practice before the Surface Transportation Board. This practice has included the representation of utility shippers in maximum rail rate litigation, rail merger proceedings, unreasonable practice claims and competitive rail access proceedings. In addition, Mr. Pergolizzi has represented a number of short-line railroads in their formation and receipt of necessary regulatory approvals. 

First Admitted: 1984, North Carolina

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor, "Coal Supply Contracts” (Chapter 23) (Matthew Bender 2012 ed.) and “Coal” (Chapter 55), Energy Law and Transactions (Matthew Bender 2012 and 2013 ed.), Editor, Matthew Bender, Energy Law and Transactions, Energy, 2012
Industry Groups:
  • Energy
  • Transportation

Office location for Frank J. Pergolizzi

1224 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2018 - 2023

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