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MEMBER PROFILE: Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole (Ret.)

Pennsylvania mediator Joseph  Del Sole
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Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole (Ret.)
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC
3 PPG Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tel: (412) 944-2723
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Hon. Joseph A. Del Sole (Ret.) has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Joseph Del Sole served on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania from 1984 until his retirement in 2006 and served as the Court's President Judge from 2001 to 2006. Prior to being elected to the Superior Court, he served on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas from 1978 until 1984 and was its Calendar Control Judge. As a trial judge, he presided over numerous jury and non-jury trials and settlement conferences.

Judge Del Sole creatively mediated the complex dispute among the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the City of Pittsburgh over their Three Rivers Stadium lease, the extensive litigation arising from the explosion at Langley Hall on the University of Pittsburgh Campus, and the multiple claims following the Beacon Warehouse fire. From 1965 until assuming the bench, he was in private practice specializing in civil litigation and has extensive experience in civil cases, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial, employment and insurance disputes. He has completed the National Judicial College's course on Civil Mediation and was an adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law lecturing on Pennsylvania Civil Procedure.

Joseph's practice is now dedicated full-time to mediation and arbitration of a wide array of civil/complex cases.


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  • LL.M. University of Virginia School of Law - Charlottesville, VA
  • LL.B. Duquesne University School of Law - Pittsburgh, PA
    Member, Law Review
  • B.S.M.E. Carnegie Institute of Technology (Now Carnegie Mellon)



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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • Member PBA Task Force Lawyer Advertising
  • Member PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Member PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association
  • Member Roster of Neutrals of the CPR Institute
  • Member Roster of Mediators United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Member Supreme Court Appellate Procedural Rules Committee
  • Member Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County


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