Albert J. Zangrilli, Jr


A veteran litigator and municipal lawyer, Al has provided exceptional representation to his clients in and out of the courtroom and has influenced the development of law in important commercial and governmental matters.

In the commercial realm, he has a long history of successful representation in a variety of business litigation matters, ranging from construction and property cases to business ownership and contract disputes. In so doing, Al has assisted in the development of significant Pennsylvania law, involving published appellate opinions addressing termination rights in large commercial leases, evergreen clauses in commercial service contracts, and municipal matters.

In his municipal practice, Al has represented townships, municipal authorities, zoning hearing boards, and school districts, both in discreet litigation and as solicitor. He has litigated reported cases involving the interaction of municipal authorities and public utilities. In addition to general representation of governmental entities, he has done substantial work in development agreements, eminent domain and property acquisition, construction disputes, and government contracting.

Al also has a well-developed estate administration practice and regularly assists individuals in the preparation of wills, trusts and other planning documents.


University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1963)
Holy Cross College (M.A., 1967)
Cornell University (J.D., 1972)

Bar and Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1972)
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1972)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1973)
United States Supreme Court


Allegheny County Bar Association (Court Rules Committee)
Association of Municipal and School Solicitors (Chairperson 2002-2003)
St. Thomas More Society (President, 1987-1989; Member, Board of Governors)


“Important Changes to Former Municipal Authorities Act,” Allegheny League of Municipalities Newsletter (November 2001)
"Developments in Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Law During 1992," Appalachian Pipeline (January 1993)

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