I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Philosophy and French, and minors in Psychology and Italian. After having attended the Duquesne University School of Law, I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2004. I’ve practiced in state and federal court and have represented both labor and management in interest and grievance arbitration matters, as well as proceedings before the NLRB, PLRB, EEOC, and OSHA. I try to cultivate both breadth and depth of knowledge in all areas of labor and employment law, such as contract negotiation, compliance review (including OFCCP), employee benefits (including ERISA-related issues), and human resources.
I’m a lifelong Pittsburgher, and currently live in the Swisshelm Park area of the city with my wife, Grace, and our three children: Nicholas, Anamaria, and John Paul. I’m a great enthusiast of language and linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, the New York Times crossword puzzle, and growing fruits and vegetables — especially ghost peppers. I’m presently in formation as a Secular Franciscan, and hope to make my profession next year.
“Salve, fratres, vos omnes hic estis ut idem spectaculum videre?” (Hey guys, are you all here to see the same show?) — Julius Cæsar, March 15, 44 B.C.
If you had to pick one meal to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
RDA for male, 31-50 years old: 2 cups fruit (1 apple, 1 banana); 3 cups vegetables (1 cup spinach cooked in garlic and oil, 1 large tomato, 1 cup beans cooked with spinach, 1 ghost pepper, sliced); 7 oz. of grains (1/2 cup cooked capellini (with above spinach, tomato, and beans); 6 oz. protein (filet mignon); 3 cups dairy (milk); 7 tsp. oil (olive oil, in above spinach, beans, and capellini). And a multivitamin.
Where was your most memorable vacation?
In the middle of our life’s journey, I found myself in a dark wood, for the straight way was lost… “ABANDON ALL HOPE, YOU WHO ENTER HERE.” These words, dark in hue, I saw inscribed over an archway…
But Virgil was a very helpful tour guide, and the accommodations were nice, even if not everyone we met there was super-friendly.