Joseph Bucci

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Law School Offices, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.338.1149


JD, Duquesne University School of Law
B.A. University of Pittsburgh

With more than four decades in the construction, design, development and real estate industries, Joseph Bucci counsels his clients on numerous construction related legal matters. Joe represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, architects, engineers, sureties, public utilities, health care providers and property managers in matters including commercial, industrial, heavy and highway, healthcare, petro-chemical, gas and oil exploration, pipe lines, pumping stations, wind farms, landfills, treatment plants, federal government contracting, marine and public works construction/development projects.

What makes Joe particularly attuned to the construction and development industry is his hands-on experience prior to becoming a construction attorney. Joe was formerly a journeyman steamfitter who worked with the tools in the field. Joe also worked as an estimator, project engineer, construction manager, mechanical/electrical coordinator and a designer/builder for a major general construction company. These experiences in the construction industry gave him years of ground-up, practical construction/engineering experience that he shares with clients. He also served as in-house counsel to a regional general construction company. Combined with his legal skills, risk management and dispute resolution abilities, Joe's work history has proved to be invaluable to his legal career. He offers clients technical insight, practical experience and the unique perspective of someone who has been in their shoes, as well as on the other side of trying to resolve the legal and/or operational issues associated with construction or real estate development matters.


FALL 2018
Simulation Course: Contract Drafting (61)


FALL 2019
Simulation Course: Contract Drafting (61)

Honors and Awards

American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar