Robert A. Gallagher

Robert A. Gallagher


Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5018    Fax: 412.281.0717

Robert A. Gallagher is an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. Mr. Gallagher practices in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction-related claims. Mr. Gallagher has handled disputes ranging in size from $1 million to more than $140 million on a wide array of construction projects, including coal, solar and gas-fired power plants, water and wastewater treatment systems, locks and dams, highways, pipelines, transmission lines, and heavy industrial and commercial construction projects.  He represents owners, EPC contractors, equipment manufacturers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and pipeline suppliers and installers. 

Mr. Gallagher frequently assists clients with risk assessments and in avoiding construction disputes or resolving them through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods.  He has been extensively involved in several trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.  He has also successfully represented a design professional in a matter of first impression on appeal to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (Ribarchak v. Mun. Auth., 44 A.3d 706, 2012 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 150, 2012 WL 1825264 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2012)).  

Mr. Gallagher is active in the Construction Law section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.  He also writes on construction-related topics – most recently he was a contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Construction Litigation Model Jury Instructions.  He frequently contributes to Pepper’s online construction litigation blog, Construction Law Review.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law, 2007, comment editor, Duquesne Law Review
  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas