Duquesne University School of Law

Peter D. Giglione, J.D.

Trial Advocacy Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor

Office: Hanley Hall 217

E-Mail Address: giglionep@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2002

Peter D. Giglione is an adjunct professor of law and coordinator of the Trial Advocacy Program, overseeing all trial advocacy courses and the law school’s trial moot court program. He also teaches the Legal Issues in Healthcare course to undergraduates and master and doctorate degree candidates, and Medical Malpractice Litigation and Trial Advocacy courses to second and third-year law students at Duquesne University School of Law.

Giglione is a partner with The Massa Law Group, P.C. Prior to joining Massa, he worked for a large national law firm, where, for nine years, he tried multiple nursing home abuse and neglect and other types of lawsuits to verdict.  He has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.  While Giglione's practice has focused primarily on representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families, he also represents plaintiffs in other types of cases, including automobile collisions, premises liability, consumer protection, medical malpractice, and products liability. In addition to trying cases, Giglione has successfully argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In 2010 through 2014, his peers voted Giglione as a "Rising Star" in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers rankings - an honor awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of all practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was named a “Top 40 under 40” trial attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers organization.  That same year he was inducted into the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group limited to 200 active members.  

Giglione is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.  He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the West Virginia Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. 

As a student of Duquesne Law, Giglione was the recipient of the Katie Elisabeth Westbrook Award, which is awarded annually by the faculty to the student who expresses the most passion for trial advocacy. Also while in law school, Giglione was elected to the Justice Louis E. Manderino Honor Society and the National Order of Barristers by the law school faculty. In 2008 he was awarded a citation by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in recognition of his work with the Duquesne Law's trial moot court team, which won the prestigious Tournament of Champions national trial competition that year. 

Giglione currently resides in Baldwin, Pa. 

Trial Advocacy

Medical Malpractice Litigation

"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 through 2014

“Top 40 under 40” Trial Attorney in Pennsylvania, National Trial Lawyers, 2013

Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County induction, 2013

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