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P.O. Box 101824
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Phone : (412) 281-9112
Fax: (866) 571-6273

Daniel R. "Dan" Gigler


Daniel R. "Dan" Gigler has been a trial attorney for over twenty-five years, practicing in various fields of civil law in the state and federal courts and taking dozens of cases to verdict before judges and juries. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, civil rights, employment, professional malpractice, products liability, immigration and other areas of litigation. More recently, Dan was responsible for the professional development of lawyers in a large national organization, where he conducted trial academies and seminars on courtroom practice as well as arbitration and mediation.

Dan has been chosen as an arbitrator in both court-supervised and private arbitrations for over twenty-five years and first conducted mediations nearly twenty years ago. He is certified by the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as a mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator of cases in litigation.

Education & Experience

  • B.A., University of Maryland
  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Partner in Pittsburgh civil litigation firm
  • Managing Counsel of Pittsburgh civil litigation office
  • Regional Counsel of national company responsible for lawyer development and training

Professional Activities

  • Member, Allegheny and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Member, Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania
  • Certified Neutral (mediator, arbitrator, early neutral evaluator) for US District Court (WDPA)
  • Admitted to courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, US District Court (WDPA), US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    and US Supreme Court
  • Special Master appointed to preside over jury and non-jury trials of arbitration appeals in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Trial Tactics, Mediation)
  • Public Service - Commissioner, Municipality of Mt. Lebanon, PA (1993 to 2001) and member of various community volunteer boards