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Katie Galasso


(412) 316-2939
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707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2006

  • Lead Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy
  • Health Law Clinic, Student Attorney

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2000


Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2024)

Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (2015)

David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award – 3rd Annual Finalist (in recognition of service to the community as a Guardian ad Litem through Allegheny County’s Child Custody Guardian Program)

Successful completion of week-long National Institute of Trial Advocacy “Building Trial Skills” program


Katie M. Galasso is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of GRSM and is a member of the Healthcare and Professional Liability Defense practice groups.  She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of health law business, medical malpractice defense litigation, and the development and management of captive insurance companies and other self-insurance arrangements.  She has represented a wide array of healthcare providers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including nationally-recognized hospitals and community hospitals, as well as nursing homes, physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and technicians. She has handled various medical malpractice trials, arbitrations, and mediations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia State and Federal court matters.

Prior to joining GRSM, Katie served as a shareholder within the medical professional liability defense litigation group at a Pittsburgh-based regional law firm.  While in law school, Katie served as a law clerk to The Honorable Kathleen A. Durkin of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Criminal Division, and as a law clerk at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • The West Virginia State Bar Association
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