A. Michael  Gianantonio

Robert Peirce & Associates, PC
Robert Peirce & Associates, PC
707 Grant St Ste 125, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
(412) 281-7229
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Senior Trial Attorney


Michael Gianantonio has been specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury cases at Robert Peirce & Associates since 2014. He knew he wanted to be a lawyer since he was a kid in middle school and had envisioned himself in the role of helping people and fighting the good fight. For the past six years, Mike has been doing that, as he fights every day for plaintiffs who have suffered life-altering injuries as a result of negligence.


As most of his cases usually involve a catastrophic injury or death, he stays abreast of developments in health care and medicine. These injuries often occur at the worksite, so he also stays knowledgeable about the industries in which these accidents may occur. Staying current of these constant changes allows him to conceive the best solutions for his clients. Mike takes the time to prepare families for the emotional challenge of making tough decisions in the face of this adversity, balancing between acting as a voice of reason and a source of empathy.


Mike has taught at the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science & Law, Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, and he serves as adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law. He also spent over a decade coaching Duquesne University’s School of Law trial teams, where he helped lead them to several national championships. Mike also writes fact patterns for the American Association for Justice mock trial competitions. He is an elected member of Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and Allegheny County Bar Association.


Mike grew up in Rochester, PA, and now lives in Robinson Township with his wife, Krista, and eight-year-old son, Chase.


“I dive into every case ready to find answers. I need to understand the big picture—go through every detail—so I am prepared for every twist or turn the situation takes.”


Published Works

Groat v. Steelton State University, Case File, American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2013

"The Practical Use of the Trial Advocacy Course in Today's Legal Education Curriculum"; Duquesne Law Review v. SO Number 3, Summer 2012

Chase v. Steelton Pit Bulls Hockey Club, Inc., Case File, American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2012

Vronsky v. NFTC, Case File, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions 2010


Honors and Awards

Duquesne University School of Law Adjunct Professor Award, 2011


Professional Associations and Memberships

Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University School of Law, 2007- Present

Professor, Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science & Law, Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, 2012 - Present

Coach, Mock Trial Team, Duquesne University School of Law

First Place, "National Student Trial Advocacy Competition", American Association for Justice, Duquesne University School of Law, 2011

First Place, "Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Tournament", SUNY Buffalo Law School, Duquesne University School of Law, 2008

First Place, "National Tournament of Champions", National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Duquesne University School of Law, 2008

Elected member, Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2015 - Present

Member, American Association for Justice

Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Member, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association


Classes/Seminars

"Current Issues in Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases," Duquesne University, 2016

"Health Care Law & Clinical Ethics: Practical Ethics," University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program Weekend Conference, 2014


Representative Cases

Memorandum Opinion, Joseph Grkman, Jr. v. 890 Weatherwood Lane Operating, et al.

Hommrich v. Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Pub. Utilities Comm'n, No. 674 M.D. 2016, 2017 WL 3203437 (Pa. Commw. Ct. July 28, 2017)


Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 2002

U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2002

West Virginia, 2018

U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2018

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