Over the course of his career, Robert F. Daley has recovered more than $100 million dollars for his clients through securing settlements and winning verdicts. Bob has been recognized for his success as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. But Bob is about more than just numbers. Bob has produced groundbreaking changes to national health care law through his approximately twenty appellate arguments before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of West Virginia, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. In practice, Bob regularly manages complex litigation and class actions. In addition to his case load, Bob actively participates in furthering the legal profession, serving as Officer, and prior Chair, of the American Association for Justice - Nursing Home Litigation Group - the largest litigation group in the association. Bob is a proud member of the legal profession, and has no tolerance for deprecating lawyer jokes. Bob is also an educator, passing along knowledge and guidance to roughly a dozen future lawyers at Duquesne University School of Law each year.
When Bob graduated from college, he began his career as an engineer, and worked as an engineer for about eight years. During that time, Bob had a friend who was in law school, and began discussing the practice of law with him. Bob soon realized that practicing law would enable him to help people when they really needed help, and he hoped he could practice in a field where the results of his work would impact, in some small part, societal changes as well. The practice of law has allowed Bob to achieve that goal, and to work with real people who have real problems, one-on-one.
Every practicing attorney handles dozens of cases, and those cases can be simple or complex, big or small, and every iteration in between. As a practicing attorney, it is critical to remember that while you may have dozens of cases, your clients only have one - so for each of your clients, his or her case is the most important. Bob's approach to the practice of law is simple - always put the interests of your clients first and foremost, work hard for them and do the best job you can do - whether the case is big, small, or anywhere in between.
Bob strives to treat each and every client with respect and dignity, regardless of what type of case the client has, and regardless of the complexity of the case. Above all else, Bob is a true believer in the work he does for his clients, and knows in his heart that the cases his clients bring are righteous. Because of that belief, Bob works very hard to see that justice is done. Bob has a unique ability to see the big picture in any case, and to anticipate outcomes before they occur. Bob brings 20 years of experience to every case he works on, and over those 20 years he's learned many lessons - some easy and some hard. When the time comes to bring a case to trial, no one will work harder than Bob to get the case prepared.
Bob was born in Duquesne, a small steel town in Western Pennsylvania. Bob's father, both of his grandfathers, and countless uncles and cousins made their livings, at least for a time, working in the steel mills. Bob witnessed first-hand the value of hard work, but also saw the devastation of the town after the mills closed. Those experiences stay with Bob today, and he has never lost the values and lessons he learned about hard work.
Bob was fortunate to be the first in his family to attend college, graduating from the University of Dayton in 1987 with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and enjoying a successful career in the field for eight years, before starting law school in 1994. Bob graduated cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1998, and he's been working at Robert Peirce & Associates ever since. In keeping with his love of the law, and his desire to have an impact in the field and on society, Bob was honored to accept a position as an Adjunct Professor, and has been teaching Trial Advocacy at Duquesne Law School since 2015.
Bob spends the majority of his free time with his wife and three kids, including many hours at sporting events – he’s been to at least 500 youth baseball games, and has coached youth baseball for over a decade. Bob’s oldest son just set off in his father’s footsteps, and began his freshman year at the University of Dayton. On occasion, Bob manages to spend some time on the golf course. Last but not least, Bob spends considerable time at home dodging the nine dogs his wife somehow convinced him to adopt (there's a cat too, but he's generally smart enough to stay out of the way).