Francis J. DiSalle
Commercial & Business Litigation, General Liability, Governmental Entity & Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation,
Francis joined the firm in 2010. He has practiced law for 34 years as an experienced trial attorney and is recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.
Following law school, Francis served as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He then joined the Travelers Insurance Company as corporate litigation counsel, litigating cases related to liability defense, coverage issues, Motor vehicle law, uninsured/underinsured motorists, and workers’ compensation, and Premises liability, Litigation regarding Real Property.
With Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle, his practice expanded to also include representing private, self-insured businesses in commercial and contract litigation, as well as individuals in will contests and other matters of estate litigation, and litigation regarding Real Property and Quiet Title. He also served as a school board and township solicitor and handled employment issues and labor union matters such as grievance and interest arbitration, unfair labor practice charges before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, negotiations, civil rights issues and construction matters.
University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1983
Duquesne University, B.A., 1980
U.S. District Court, Western District of PA, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
Professional Honors & Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2008-2011)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Litigation Section
Federal Bar Association, Third Circuit V.P. & Former President, Western District of PA