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Bridget M. Gillespie - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005

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Updated: 10/30/2019

Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Bridget is Of Counsel with the firm and is currently the full-time Director of Western Pennsylvania Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She remains available for consultation with the firm and its attorneys.

She is principal author of Norton on Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania, Third Edition, published by PBI Press...

Bridget is Of Counsel with the firm and is currently the full-time Director of Western Pennsylvania Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She remains available for consultation with the firm and its attorneys.

She is principal author of Norton on Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania, Third Edition, published by PBI Press. Her practice was concentrated in representation of insurance carriers in insurance coverage and bad faith matters and representation of clients in commercial and tort litigation.

She is a former Captain in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of New York.

About Bridget M. Gillespie

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1994 - Present (Director of Western Pennsylvania Services)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1999 - Present (Zone Twelve Delegate)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Past Chair, Civil Litigation Section)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Past Editor, Civil Litigation Update)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Past Co-Chair, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Managing Editor
  • University of Notre Dame
    B.A.

Past Positions

  • Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Former Captain
  • Northern District of New York, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney

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Office Information

Address

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005

Fax

  • 412-281-4499

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Websites

Publication

Articles

  • Principal Author, Norton on Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania, Third Edition, PBI Press

Representative Cases

  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under multiple umbrella/excess policies for underlying claims involving sexual molestation.
  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under successive excess and umbrella policies for underlying claims involving strict liability and negligence regarding alleged exposure to silica.
  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under successive umbrella policies for underlying claims involving negligence and breach of contract.
  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under umbrella policy for underlying claims involving deliberate exposure, unsafe workplace and negligent hiring.
  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under successive umbrella policies for underlying claims involving deliberate intent and medical monitoring.
  • Insurance coverage opinion and advice provided related to claims for coverage under commercial general liability and professional liability policy for underlying claims involving negligence, negligent misrepresentation and breach of various agreements.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage action involving policy issued to professional sport team insuring it against the loss of play of a player.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage and bad faith actions regarding long-term care policies for alleged denial and/or delay in payment of benefits.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage and bad faith actions involving claims related to life insurance sales practices.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage action involving alleged property damage and advertising injury coverage for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Reported decision Melrose Hotel Co. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co., 432 F.Supp.2d 488 (E.D. Pa. 2006), aff’d, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 22711 (3d Cir. Sept. 25, 2007).
  • Representation of insurance company in contribution action against another insurance company regarding payment of underinsured motorist benefits. Decision at Travelers Prop. & Cas. Co. of Am. v. State Auto. Mut. Ins. Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18319 (W.D. Pa. 2008).
  • Representation of insurance company against untimely appeal of order sustaining preliminary objections
  • Representation of auto insurer in UIM and bad faith action involving issues of stacking
  • Representation of excess insurer in coverage and bad faith actions involving multiple policies and thousands of underlying claims alleging exposures to asbestos, silica, and coal dust

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