Joseph D. Silvaggio

Joseph D. Silvaggio: Attorney with Willman & Silvaggio, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Willman & Silvaggio, LLP (21 Attorneys)
  • McCandless Corporate Center, 5500 Corporate Drive, Suite 150, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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    4.8/5.0 (11)
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Joseph Silvaggio is a partner with Willman & Silvaggio and joined the firm in 1997. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania in 1992, the Ohio bar in 2001, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio bar in 2004 and U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. Mr. Silvaggio has also been a Judicial Clerk for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Orphans Court Division. Attorney Silvaggio graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in 1988 and from Capital University with a J.D. in 1991. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the International Law Society.As part of his dedication to the community, Mr. Silvaggio has also participated in the Indigent Divorce Program, which was sponsored by the ACBA.

Mr. Silvaggio is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association as well as Pennsylvania and Ohio State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute.

Attorney Silvaggio has an extensive expertise working with our Environmental Litigation, Toxic Torts, Hazardous Materials and Substances, Insurance Defense, Criminal Defense, Construction Law, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions Practice. Mr. Silvaggio specializes in providing counsel and litigation expertise in matters of toxic tort, construction defect, real estate and insurance coverage. Mr. Silvaggio has published written seminar materials and has spoken at seminars involving mold claims and construction defects. Mr. Silvaggio also has been retained by the US Army Corps of Engineering to provide assistance with real estate transactions including the issuance of final title policies.

Mr. Silvaggio is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Asbestos Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Hazardous Materials and Substances
  • Insurance Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412-366-3333  Phone
University Attended:
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
Capital University, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
2001, Ohio; 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1992, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1992, Pennsylvania; 2009, U.S. Supreme Court
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jermaine Horton, 644 A2d, 181 (Pa. Super. 1994).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 10/14/14 in Asbestos Defense

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 10/14/14 in Asbestos Defense

    Mr. Silvaggio is an outstanding litigator. He is considered one of the premier defense litigation attorneys in Pittsburgh.

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