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Hon. Richard DiSalle

Richard DiSalle joined the firm of Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle (now a Professional Corporation) in January, 1982, and is presently serving as its Chairman. He was engaged in the private practice of law in Canonsburg, PA from 1952 to 1969. His practice includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation, appellate matters and personal injury and commercial litigation.

Judicial Experience

  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania – 1980-82.
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania – 1978-80.
  • Court of Common Pleas, Washington County, Pennsylvania – 1970-78


  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts – 1948
  • University of Pittsburgh, Juris Doctor – 1951

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Western Pennsylvania Chapter)
  • American Bar Association
  • Lecturer for the State Trial Judges’ Conference’s Program for the continuing education of judges.
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program – Faculty member.

Expert Testimony and Seminars

  • Testified as an expert in the case of Ammon, et al. v. McCloskey, et al., No. GD88-13155, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, March 25, 1997.
  • Tough Problems in Land Use Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 10, 1992 (Panel member)
  • Ethics in Settlement Negotiations seminar, Washington County Bar Association, 1995 (Panel member)


  • ADR Options (1995 to present)
    Arbitration and mediation of personal injury and commercial disputes
  • Appointed as Special Master by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to mediate asbestos cases (1991 to 1997)


  • Hearing Officer, Coroner’s Inquest, Allegheny County Coroner’s Office – Kirk v. Hoover, May, 1997.
  • Hearing Officer, Coroner’s Inquest, Washington County Coroner’s Office – Carr v. Amitrone, November, 1997.