Robert F. Daley

Attorney

When Attorney Robert F. Daley 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.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • West Virginia, 1999
  • Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009

Published Works

  • The Grammer Decision; Andrews Nursing Home Litigation Reporter, September, 2009
  • A Suggested Proposal to Apportion Liability in Lead Pigment Cases, Duq. U. L. Rev., Vol. 36, No. 1, 1997
  • Commentary: The Grammer Decision: The Federal Nursing Home Reform Amendments Give Enforceable Rights to Residents of County Run Nursing Homes, Andrews Litigation Reporters, 2009
  • Court Recognizes Rights of County Run Nursing Home Residents, The Legal Intelligencer, 2009
  • Negligence in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), 2008
  • Nursing Home Predispute Arbitration Agreements, The Legal Intelligencer, November 25, 2014

Representative Cases

  • Pisano v. Extendicare Homes, 77 A.3d 651 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2013)
  • Landis/Tooey v. AK Steel Corp, 81 A.3d 851 (Pa. 2013)
  • Pisano v. Extendicare Homes, A. 3d (PA Superior Court 2013)
  • Thrower v. Pennsylvania, 873 F. Supplement 2d 651 (Western District PA 2012)
  • Grammer v. John J. Kane Regional Centers, 570 F. 3d 520 (3rd Circuit 2009)
  • Grammer v. Kane, 570 F.3d 520 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • In Re: FELA Asbestos, 665 S.E. 2d 687 (W.Va. 2008)
  • Black v. CSX Transportation, 648 S.E. 2d 610 (W.VA. 2007)
  • Jenkins v. CSXT, 649 S.E. 2d 294 (W.Va. 2007)
  • Black v. CSXT, 648 S.E. 2d 610 (W.Va. 2007)
  • Slivo v. City of Pittsburgh Mun. Pension Fund, 882 A.2d 24 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005)
  • Sliva v. City of Pittsburgh Mun. Pension Fund, 882 A.2d 24 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005)
  • Sexton v. Grieco, 613 S.E.2d 81 (W. Va. Super. Ct. 2005)
  • Sexton v. Grieco, 613 S.E.2d 81 (W.Va. 2005)
  • Virden v. Altria Group, 304 F.Supp.2d 832 (N. D. W. Va. 2004)
  • Virden v. Altria Group, 304 F. Supp.2d 832 (N.D.W.Va. 2004)
  • In re: FELA Asbestos, 592 S.E. 2d 818 (W.VA 2003)
  • In Re West Virginia Asbestos Litigation, 592 S.E.2d 818 (W. Va. Super. Ct. 2003)
  • In Re: West Virginia Asbestos Litigation, 592 S.E.2d 818 (W.Va. Super. Ct. 2003)
  • Mistick, Inc. v. Northwestern Nat. Cas. Co., 806 A.2d 39 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2002)
  • Mistick, Inc. v. Northwestern Nat. Cas. Co., 806 A.2d 39 (Pa. Super Ct. 2002)
  • Swierkowski v. Consolidated Rail Corp., 168 F.Supp.2d 389 (E.D. Pa. 2001)
  • Swiekowski v. Consolidated Rail Corporation, 168 F.Supp.2d 389 (E.D. Pa. 2001)

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Trial Moot Court Coach, Adjunct Professor, 2015 - present
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy, Adjunt Professor, 2016 - present
    • Law Review: Senior Staff, Duquesne University Law Review, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering - 1987

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Products Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Rights

Honors and Awards

  • Appellate Advocacy Award, The Pound Civil Justice Institute, 2016 - Present
  • Top Pennsylvania Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015
  • Elected Member Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, 2014 – Present
  • Regional Coordinator, AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014
  • Appreciation Award, American Association for Justice, Trial Moot Court, 2005,2009, 2010
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2005 and 2006
  • Invited Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000 - Present
  • Top Pennsylvania Lawyer, Rising Star, Philadelphia Magazine, 2005 - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Trial Moot Court Coach, Adjunct Professor, 2015 - Present
  • Duquesne University School of Law, Trial Advocacy, Adjunct Professor, 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 1997 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Nursing Home Ligitation Group, Incoming Chair, 2016 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Nursing Home Ligitation Group, Chair Elect, 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Nursing Home Ligitation Group, Parliamentarian, 2013 - 2015
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Nursing Home Ligitation Group, Treasurer, 2011 - 2012
  • American Associates of Justice (formerly ATLA) Student Trial Advocacy Competition, National Coordinator, 2015 - Present
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Elected Member, 2014 - Present
  • American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, National Coordinator, 2015 - Present
  • American Associatoin of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Regional Coordinator, 2005, 2009-2012, 2014
  • American Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1998 - 2013
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Classes/Seminars

  • Arbitration Case Law and Regulatory Review, Duquesne University, 2016
  • Medicare and Medicaid Liens: Overview, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
  • Arbitration: Case Law and Practical Considerations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • Post Settlement Lien Resolution Issues and 3rd Party Vendors, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Lien Resolution Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Nursing Home Litigation, 2013
  • Post Settlement Lien Resolution Issues and Third Party Vendors, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Conduct of Arbitrations and the Pisano Decision, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • We Are Family, Family Members Rights and Damages in Nursing Home Litigation, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2012
  • Distinction Between Fraud and Neglect in NH Cases, United States Department of Justice - Health Care Fraud, 2011
  • Negligence Per Se and the Use of Grammer v. Kane in Nursing Home Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
  • Impact of Grammer v. Kane beyond Civil Rights, AAJ Annual Convention, 2011
  • Civil Rights Claims in Nursing Home Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Impact of Grammer v. Kane Beyond Civil Rights, AAJ Annual Convention, 2011
  • Civil Rights Claims in Nursing Home Litigation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
  • Negligence Per Se and the Use of Grammer v. Kane in Nursing Home Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
  • Grammer v. Kane, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, 2010
  • The Art of Persuasion: Overcoming Age Bias and Lack of Special Damages in Nursing Home Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010
  • Arbitration Agreements/Post Settlement Issues, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Litigation, 2008
  • Negligence in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2008
  • Section 8 Compliance and Other Lead Poisoning Litigation Issues, New York State Department of Health Conference on Lead Poisoning, 2000
  • Legally Defensible Inspection Reports, Ohio State Health Department Conference, 1999
  • Legal Issues in Lead Poisoning Litigation, National Lead Safe Housing, 1999
  • The Art of Persuasion: Overcoming Age Bias and Lack of Special Damages in Nursing Home Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sponsor, Make A Wish, 2008 - Ongoing
  • Coach and Sponsor, Steel Valley Youth Baseball Association, 2008- Ongoing
  • Sponsor and Participant, St. Barnabas Presents for Patients, 2008- Present
  • Member, Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership
  • Pittsburgh Hearing, Speech and Deaf Services (PHSDS), Law Day Program, 1998- 1999, continued pro-bono representation of the hearing impaired through 2002
  • ProSe Committee for Indigent Plaintiffs in Prisoner Civil Rights Cases 1999- Present
  • USDC Western District of Pennsylvania, Pro-Bono Prisoner's Civil Rights Committee, 2000 - 2004
  • Representation of Lead Poisoned Children Reaching the Age of Majority, 2005- Present
  • Election Petition Challenges, 2008- Present
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