Joseph D. Silvaggio

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.
Reported Cases: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jermaine Horton, 644 A2d, 181 (Pa. Super. 1994).
Admitted to:
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
  • Supreme Court of Ohio 
  • Supreme Court of the United States 
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania 
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio  
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Ohio