Richard P. Gaitens
Phone: (412) 338-1107
Social Security Disability
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
As Head of Rothman Gordon’s Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability department, Richard counsels injured workers on receiving fair and equitable compensation for work related injuries. Coupled with his litigation experience, including appeals to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Richard is able to assist his clients in navigating the Workers’ Compensation process. He has also litigated in domestic practice, arbitration and has a broad based municipal law experience as both a solicitor and in defense of municipal entities. In 2024, Rich was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.
Richard received his B.A. in 1990 from Juniata College. After graduation, he worked in the retail and transportation industries, gaining experience working with union workers. Richard received his J.D. in 1998 from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was able to gain practical experience prior to graduation working as a law clerk and participating in a full time internship. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is serving a three year term on the Board of Directors of Bishop Canevin High School.