Robert A. Gallagher

Robert A. Gallagher


Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5018    Fax: 412.454.5060

Robert A. Gallagher is a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. Mr. Gallagher represented construction clients on projects ranging in size up to $4.5 billion and in dispute proceedings ranging in magnitude up to $400 million in 31 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. He has significant experience with process plants, including water and wastewater treatment, heavy industrial process facilities, and power plants. He has acted as counsel on a wide array of construction projects, including coal, solar, gas-fired, and hydroelectric power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, tunneling projects, 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 has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star every year since 2013.

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

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