Ralph A. Finizio

Ralph A. Finizio


Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5863    Fax: 412.454.5060


“Very well-prepared, thorough and organized.” – Chambers USA 2018

Ralph A. Finizio is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, and is partner in charge of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mr. Finizio practices in commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction-related claims.

Mr. Finizio has litigated cases in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe and Australia, and he has served as a private and court-appointed mediator and arbitrator. He has handled disputes ranging in size from $1 million to more than $400 million on a wide array of construction projects, including water and wastewater treatment systems, coal and gas-fired power plants, highways, pipelines, transmission lines, and heavy industrial and commercial construction projects. He represents EPC contractors, equipment manufacturers, owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and pipeline suppliers and installers.

Mr. Finizio has served on the Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, which evaluates candidates for state and federal judgeships, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Selection and Administration Committee. He also is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. He is active in the Civil Litigation and Construction Law sections of the Allegheny County and American bar associations. Mr. Finizio has lectured at continuing legal education programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the American Bar Association.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1982
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College, 1979, member, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Practice Areas

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