Peter D. Giglione
Mr. Giglione is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and is an attorney with the law firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A.
Mr. Giglione's practice primarily involves representing plaintiffs in cases involving elder abuse and neglect, personal injury, and wrongful death. 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.
Mr. Giglione received both his B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations in 1999, as well as his Juris Doctorate degree in 2002, from Duquesne University. During law school he traveled the country with both the appellate and trial moot court teams. In 2002, he was selected Best Advocate for the Northeast U.S. for his performance at the American College of Trial Lawyers trial competition.
Prior to joining Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. in 2005, Mr. Giglione practiced law with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C. where he gained defense litigation experience in areas of law such as products liability, toxic torts, and premises liability.
He is the recipient of the Katie Elisabeth Westbrook Award, which is awarded annually by the faculty at Duquesne University to the student who expresses the most passion for the law with respect to trial advocacy. Also while in law school, Mr. Giglione was elected to the Justice Louis E. Manderino Honor Society and the National Order of Barristers by the law school faculty.
Mr. Giglione has tried multiple nursing home and medical liability cases on behalf of nursing home residents and their families, and has argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Mr. Giglione is currently an adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he teaches the Legal Issues in Healthcare course to undergraduates and Masters and Doctorate degree candidates, Medical Malpractice Litigation to second and third-year law students, and he serves as an instructor in the Trial Moot Court program at the Duquesne University School of Law.
In 2008, Mr. Giglione was awarded a Citation by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in recognition of his work with the Duquesne University School of Law's Trial Moot Court team, which won the prestigious Tournament of Champions national trial competition that year. In 2010 through 2013, his peers voted Mr. Giglione as a "Rising Star" in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers rankings - an honor awarded to attorneys in Pennsylvania who have been practicing for 10 years or less. The recognition is 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 Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, a group limited to 200 active members.
Mr. Giglione has been interviewed and quoted by local newspapers and television networks, and a national magazine, about elder abuse and neglect, and related cases against nursing homes involving injuries to nursing home residents.