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Frank G. Salpietro


Phone: (412) 338-1185

Practice Areas:
Business & Corporate Law
Commercial & Business Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:
United States Supreme Court
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Frank Salpietro is the Chair of Rothman Gordon’s Commercial and Business Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a seasoned litigation and corporate/transactional practitioner representing regional, national and international clients, including individuals, family-owned enterprises, lending institutions and start-ups. Frank’s litigation experience includes complex commercial/business disputes, insurance coverage, lender liability, fraud, trade secret, real estate/leasing, gaming matters, and class actions. Frank’s class action experience has allowed him to give hundreds of thousands of individuals and consumers a voice in the courts, helping correct wrongs done to them by major retailers, banks, employers, and utility companies.  His corporate experience includes stock and asset acquisitions and sales, formation and representation of business entities, loan documentation and a wide variety of contracts and leasing.

Frank was a former judicial candidate who was recommended by the Allegheny County Bar Association as possessing “the highest reputation for integrity and the legal ability, experience and temperament to excel as a judge.” He has attained a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell, indicating that he is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2012. In 2012, Frank was certified as member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®, which is limited to fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers and is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.

Frank earned his J.D.,  summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation section) and the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Gaming Law Committee and Gaming Law CLE Sub committee).

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Questions with Frank

What do you enjoy most about what you do?
It may sound like a cliché, but the satisfaction of helping clients out of difficult situations when they feel they have nowhere to turn has always been a driving force for me.  The gratitude shown by those clients is priceless.

Talk about a time you really went above and beyond for a client.
I still get a chuckle over a time when I was negotiating an 8-figure settlement for a client in a contentious case.  I was still on the phone at 3:30 AM at the client’s office, and when I finished the call, I realized everyone else had gone home, leaving me a note that I should lock up before I left.  After making the hour trip home and getting back to my office with about 2 hours’ sleep, I realized that I was in a suit but still wearing my bedroom slippers!

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