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Domenic A. Bellisario

Employment and labor Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
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About Domenic

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Attorney Bellisario received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 and obtained his law degree, magna cum laude, from its School of Law in 1978.  His practice focuses on helping clients navigate through the complexities of labor and employment law, personal injury law, workers' compensation, social security disability, and immigration.   With over 37 years of experience, Attorney Bellisario has handled thousands of matters for his clients. He holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell® rating of AV Preeminent which is an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability based on the evaluation of other lawyers.  He has also been named to the Pensylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Labor & Employment Law.


Attorney Bellisario is frequently called upon to teach other lawyers and conduct continuing legal education courses.  He is certified as an Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and serves as an Arbititrator for trhe American Arbitration Association.


Domenic A. Bellisario
310 Grant St Ste 1302
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2229

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Posted by Gino | November 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Domenic was a pleasure to work with and extremely helpful and successful in helping me win my case I would highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Won my Appeal
Hired Domenic after I was not able to get thorough paperwork or understanding on my own. With his guidance from the first phone call. I felt comfortable with my decision to hire him. He guided me along with help getting all records needed. I was able to get a speedy hearing due to my circumstances and granted we won the appeal. It's a shame that more people don't seek professional help for appealing or even if you want to do it yourself Domenic bellisario is able to explain the reasons and clearly gave me hope for my future after my injuries. I worked from age of 17 years till 49 only to be told I could still do certain work. My medical records were not available or released. Get advice. Call him, he will answer your questions and respect you. Thanks my family won't be homeless this winter.
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Posted by Teresa | April 8, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Dominic Bellisario took the time to listen to my case. He was extremely knowledgeable when pursuing a case with the NRLB and the EEOC. He was respectful and kept me up to date and informed me every step of the way. He was professional, curtious and most of all prepared. I could not have had a better attorney than Dominic Bellisario in my corner. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2015
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Smart and fierce!
I have seen this attorney in action. Wow. He almost made me feel bad for the other attorney. They didnt see him coming or going.. it was a clean hit. All eyebrows were raised and the room got quiet. He is professional and lethal.
Posted by Wendy | July 18, 2015
Attorney Domenic A Bellisario, great lawyer
Attorney Bellisario is confident, diligent and assertive. His many years of experience and knowledge of the law made winning my case look easy. I felt relaxed and well represented. Attorney Domenic A. Bellisario is the lawyer to call when you must have the best representation that is available.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Domenic A. Bellisario
  • 1990 - Present
  • Human Resource Counsel
  • Western Reserve Care System
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Bellisario & Pontier
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Trial Attorney
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • 1978 - 1984
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  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peterson v. Northrop Grumman Sys. Corp., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128631
  • Attorney Bellisario successful in having claim against his client union dismissed
  • Hedrick v. W. Reserve Care Sys., 355 F.3d 444
  • Attorney Bellisario was successful in havIng the discrimination lawsuit filed against his employer client dismissed
  • Goosby v. Johnson & Johnson, 228 F.3d 313
  • Attorney Bellisario successfully represented his employee client in her race discrimination claim.


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization of Social Security Representatives
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Successfully Litigating Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2014
  • Social Security Disability Bootcamp
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • 2012
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • 2011
  • Protecting Your Company from Illegal Hiring and Termination Suits
  • Employment Law
  • 2006
  • Hiring and Firing in Pennsylvania
  • Employment Law
  • 2003
  • Employment Law Update
  • Employment Law
  • 2002
  • Pennsylvania Wage and Hour Update
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • 2001
  • Employee Privacy/Confidentiality
  • Employment Law
  • 2001
  • Employment Litigation in Pennsylvania - Challenges and Solutions
  • Employment Law
  • 2000
  • Basic Wage and Hour Law in Pennsyvania
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • 1999
  • Basic Wage and Hour Law in Pennsylvania
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • 1998
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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Domenic Bellisario is a veteran attorney with one of the best reputations in Pittsburgh. I have been referring cases to Domenic for over 30 years now and the clients I refer to him are always satisfied. He specializes in Social Security Law, Disability, and Employment Discrimination. He is responsive and always there to talk to. I fully endorse Domenic Bellisario."
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