Russell D. Giancola

Russell D. Giancola

Russell D. Giancola is an associate in our Pittsburgh office.
(412) 563-2500


Russell D. Giancola is an associate in the firm's Pittsburgh office.  He concentrates his practice in medical malpractice, professional liability defense, commercial litigation and general liability insurance defense.

Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Giancola is a Duty Officer of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA).  He also volunteers his time assisting pro se litigants, pro bono, in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process through the ACBA Federal Court Section's pro se ADR program for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

He is also a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, and serves as Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Mr. Giancola was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer "Rising Star" from 2011 to 2014 before being elevated to Pennsylvania Super Lawyer status in 2015 through 2017.  He was also selected by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute as its "Young Lawyer of the Year" in 2016.

Mr. Giancola is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Giancola received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2005, where he was the Production Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review.  Before entering private practice, he served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Ronald W. Folino in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.


Practice Areas
Law School
University of Colorado School of Law