Robert N. Peirce III

Attorney Robert N. Peirce III was drawn to the practice of law not only because it is a family business, but because of a commitment to helping protect people that was instilled in him from a very young age. In every case he takes on, Rob does his best to try and immediately understand his clients’ needs and the purpose of the case to move promptly and efficiently towards a quick resolution. He does not focus on “lawyer-speak” but rather will communicate with clients so they understand their rights and legal options.

Outside of the office, Rob plays lacrosse and is a youth coach. He also enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1995
  • West Virginia, 1996
  • Ohio, 2001
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1996
  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals- 1996

Representative Cases

  • Stevens v. Kantanka (2008)
    • Description: Represented plaintiff in semi tractor-trailer collision
  • Diggs v. UPMC (2010)
    • Description: Represented family of hospital patient allowed to wander onto hospital roof—died of hypothermia
  • Meyer v. Union Railroad (2002)
    • Description: Represented railroad brakeman who sustained torn ligaments in elbow and a herniated cervical disc in FELA action against railroad for failure to maintain railroad control levers in a safe condition
  • McCrea v. Nationwide Ins. Co. (2009)
    • Description: Represented driver in auto accident who suffered TMJ, dental injuries, torn rotator cuff, ankle ligament damage, and cervical sprain
  • Borowski v. CNA Ins. Co. (2001)
    • Description: UIM claim for negligent operation of a motorbike— represented minor plaintiff who suffered fractured nose, foot, and ankle
  • Saulka v. State Farm Ins. Co. (2001)
    • Description: Represented plaintiff passenger in UIM claim against driver who made a negligent left turn and hit plaintiff’s car.
  • Ondrako v. State Farm Ins. Co. (2004)
    • Description: Represented plaintiff who suffered a cervical vertebra fracture in accident where other driver at intersection negligently waived her through the intersection
  • Felinczak v. Defendant (2001)
    • Description: Represented passenger in auto accident who sustained facial scarring and rupture of a ligament in the right knee, requiring reconstructive surgery involving insertion of orthopedic screws, against defendant driver who was served alcohol by defendant bar.
  • McClung v. Defendant (2000)
    • Description: Represented driver who was rear-ended against tortfeasor and in UIM claim against own insurance carrier; driver suffered fibromyalgia and depression.
  • Ramsey v. State Farm Ins. Co. (2001)
    • Description: Represented plaintiff driver who suffered chronic myofascial pain syndrome, cervical and thoracic strain syndrome associated with muscle tension headaches, and thoracic radiculopathy in UIM claim against driver who rear ended plaintiff.
  • Parker v. City of Pittsburgh (2000)
    • Description: Represented plaintiff who fell on crumbling city sidewalk and suffered wrist fracture and torn ankle tendons against City of Pittsburgh
  • Romitz v. Erie Ins. (1999)
    • Description: Represented pedestrian struck by uninsured motorist who required arthroscopic surgery



  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Fellowship
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Communications

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Prescription Drug Claims
  • River Boats Accidents (Jones Act)
  • Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Lead Based Paint
  • Childhood Injuries
  • Food Poisoning including Chi-Chi's and Peter Pan/Great Value Peanut Butter
  • Mesothelioma

Honors and Awards

  • Academic All Big 10 Award, 1989 - 1990
  • Academic All Big 10 Award, 1991 - 1992
  • Fellows, Class of 2015
  • Board of Trustees, Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Bell Acres Civil Service Commission
  • Duquesne Society Founders Circle


  • Guest lecturer, Hazards of Lead-Based Paints, National CLE Conference, 1989 - 1990
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Client Testimonials

  • My claims are being handled in a very efficient way.


  • We have never felt more relaxed in a meeting!


  • We are so blessed to have had you represent us!

    Mike & Teresa

  • Thank you for all of your help!

    Jim & Carol

  • I will most definitely recommend highly


  • Thank you! You girls are great!


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