Skip to content Robert E. Dapper Jr.


707 Grant Street
Suite 3800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


J.D., cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1986

B.A., Georgetown University, 1983


Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” distinction in Personal Injury Litigation (2021)

Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers®

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell


Robert E. Dapper Jr. is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of GRSM. With more than 30 years of experience representing clients in commercial litigation, Robert concentrates his practice on the defense of transportation and insurance coverage and extracontractual litigation, including class actions.

An active member of the legal community, Robert is recognized by his peers for inclusion in publications such as Best Lawyers in America®, and selected as a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law for Mock Trial Strategy and Practice at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association

Community Involvement

  • The Neighborhood Academy 
    • Board of Directors, Member
    • Executive Committee, Member
    • Mock Trial Team Coach