Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C.

T: (412) 391-6920

F: (412) 391-1189

519 Court Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

©2019 by Gaitens Tucceri & Nicholas PC (GTNlaw). All Rights Reserved.

 

Welcome to GTNlaw

At GTNlaw, we strive to provide our clients with the utmost service and attention. Our law firm encompasses all aspects of a general practicing law firm, allowing us to cater to our clients’ specific, special needs. Since 1965, our firm has garnered both experience and a reputation for achieving excellence. We are more than willing to elicit our expertise so that our clients are represented professionally, fairly, and with the greatest discretion.


As one of the area’s premier law firms, our firm has represented over 12,000 individuals as well as 10,000 corporations. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and we will work hard to individualize and customize our services to fit your needs. Our attorneys believe that a personal environment paired with a strong client-attorney relationship is the key to success. However, our firm also possesses the tools to service major corporations and municipal entities.

Our firm emphasizes and specializes in the following areas of law: Municipal Law, Estate Administration and Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Commercial and Contract Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Workers’ Compensation Law, Family Law, Land Use Law, Defense Litigation, Criminal Law and Labor/Employment Law. We have worked to build a broad-based civil law practice, allowing our clients to experience many different facets of our firm.

For over forty years, we at GTNlaw, have proven that both our expertise and our client satisfaction are factors that have contributed to our longevity. Our firm is a leading participant in the field of law and we commit ourselves to servicing our clients with excellence, honorability, and merit. To better service our clients, we not only have our downtown Pittsburgh office, but we operate three other satellite locations around Western Pennsylvania. The firm, in affiliation with its municipal bond practice, is also listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace directory as a qualified practice to offer independent opinions on municipal bond issues.

 

Our Attorneys

Our firm is comprised of a diverse team of knowledgeable attorneys that can meet the modern legal needs of any client while adhering to a nostalgic standard of excellence, professionalism, and integrity.

Vincent A. Tucceri

vtucceri@gtnlaw.com

Mr. Tucceri's practice is focused in personal injury, real estate, civil litigation, contract law, criminal law and municipal law.

Mr. Tucceri serves as a partner in the law firm of Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C. Hailing from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, Mr. Tucceri received his B.A. from West Virginia University in 1973 where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Fraternity. In 1978, Mr. Tucceri received his J.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia. That same year, he was admitted to the Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the United States District Court (Eastern District, PA) and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Tucceri worked as a law clerk and then as an associate in the law firm of Harry J. Agzigian and Associates. In 1980, Mr. Tucceri was admitted to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and also became an Associate in the law firm of Larry P. Gaitens, P.C. Mr. Tucceri was granted partnership in the law firm of Gaitens & Tucceri, P.C. in 1982. Mr. Tucceri was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 1983, the United States District Court (Western District, PA) in 1986 and the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1994.

Mr. Tucceri is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations.

Romel L. Nicholas

rnicholas@gtnlaw.com

Mr. Nicholas concentrates on all aspects of civil litigation, municipal law, contract law and personal injury law.


Romel L. Nicholas is a partner at Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his B.A. in 1979. From there, he went on to receive his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1982. 

In 1982, Mr. Nicholas was admitted to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court (Western District PA). In 1986, he was then admitted to the United States Supreme Court and in 1991 he achieved admittance to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and to the United States District Court, District of Columbia.


From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Nicholas worked as an associate in the law firm of Gaitens & Tucceri, P.C. In 1986, Attorney Nicholas was granted partnership in the law firm of Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C.


Mr. Nicholas is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. He was appointed to the Allegheny County Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee in 1985, and is currently serving in this position.

Michele McPeak Cromer

mcromer@gtnlaw.com

Michele McPeak Cromer concentrates on estate administration, estate planning, real estate, civil litigation, corporate law and family law. 

Mrs. Cromer joined the firm in 1990 as a law clerk and became an associate upon being admitted to the Bar in 1992. Mrs. Cromer became a partner in 2002. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she received her BA from Allegheny College in 1989. She then received her JD from the Capital University of Law School in Columbus, Ohio in 1992.

In 1992, Mrs. Cromer was admitted to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court (Western District PA). In 1997, she was granted admission to the United States Supreme Court.


Mrs. Cromer was a contributor and co-host of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise; a Woman's Guide to Maximizing Her Assets monthly radio show from 1998 through 2003. She was also the author of a monthly column for the Pittsburgh Boomer magazine from 1999 through 2007. She participated as a faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in 1999. She has lectured with the Successful Money Management Lecture Series on estate planning issues, including Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney. Mrs. Cromer is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. 

Anthony T. Colangelo

acolangelo@gtnlaw.com

Anthony T. Colangelo focuses his practice on worker's compensation, insurance defense, and municipal matters. 

Mr. Colangelo is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations' Worker's Compensation Sections and is a past member of the Allegheny County Worker's Compensation Section Council. He has given many lectures to various professional groups on worker's compensation matters, focusing on the defense of worker's compensation claims by insurance carriers, large self-insured entities, and governmental units.


Mr. Colangelo is from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in 1982 and then went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985. In the same year, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1991, and the State of West Virginia in 2010.

Mr. Colangelo started his career in 1985 as a law clerk for the Honorable P. Richard Thomas, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He then became an Associate in the law firm of Wilder & Mahood in 1987. In 1988, Mr. Colangelo held an Associate position in the law firm of Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C., and in 1999 he became a partner.

Thomas P. McDermott

tmcdermott@gtnlaw.com

Thomas P. McDermott serves as Municipal Solicitor and Litigator and, concentrates his practice in municipal law.

Mr. McDermott attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating cum laude and a member of the Order of Coif. Attorney McDermott was granted partnership in Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas in 2009.

While attending law school, Mr. McDermott worked under the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, where he gained extensive experience participating with staff attorneys defending the Commonwealth and its public officials on civil rights cases, discrimination claims, and complex tort and other civil litigation.

Mr. McDermott is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the Bar Association for Pennsylvania and for Allegheny County. He belongs to the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Solicitors and volunteers his expert advice for various community projects.


Mr. McDermott serves as Municipal Solicitor and Litigator at GTN, concentrating his practice in municipal law, representing First Class and Second Class Townships and Boroughs in both mature and fast-growing communities. He's also handled many Land Use cases in complex zoning and other developmental issues.

Nathaniel J. Boring

nboring@gtnlaw.com

Nathaniel Boring is an associate attorney at GTN Law. Mr. Boring's primary practice area is on the diverse field of municipal law. In this role, he provides all legal guidance and legal services that might be required by school districts, counties, cities, boroughs, townships, water and sewer authorities, and any other municipal entity. 

Mr. Boring earned his Bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from Penn State University. Mr. Boring graduated from Duquesne University School of Law. 

 

Practice Areas

Corporate 

Our firm represents corporations in a wide variety of contexts. We represent major United States corporations as well as small and medium sized businesses. For forty years, our firm has provided legal advice for issues ranging from corporate formation to all aspects of ongoing business needs and litigation related issues.

Criminal

Criminal law, also known as penal law, involves prosecution (by local, state and/or federal government) of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime. Our law firm has forty years of experience in this area and will work hard to represent you or your loved one and will use the utmost discretion when dealing with your personal needs.

Defense Litigation

Our highly skilled trial lawyers have represented clients (individual, corporate and insurance-carrier) in a number of major civil and workers’ compensation/litigation cases filed in Western Pennsylvania over the past four decades. Our roots with litigation defense date back to the early 1980’s handling both workers’ compensation and general liability defense.

Estate

Our Will and Estate attorneys are trained to plan your estate so that it will be administered as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. The best way to ensure that your Will is valid by law is to have it drawn up by an attorney. If you already have a Will and at least seven years have passed since it was created, you should have it reviewed.

Family 

Our firm has aided our clients in the practice of family law pertaining to,but not limited to: adoption, divorce, property division, custody, support and protection from abuse.

Land Use

Today, Federal, State and local governments regulate growth and development through statutory law. The majority of controls on land, however, stem from actions of private developers and individuals. Furthermore, since the Seventies, regulations have been placed on land with regard to the environment and historic preservation. Our firm has extensive experience in this area representing clients in both the private and public sector.

Municipal

Our firm represents over a dozen municipal bodies, handling all areas of municipal law. We serve communities and municipal authorities in Allegheny, Washington, Beaver and Westmoreland Counties. Let us apply our vast knowledge and experience for all of your municipal-related needs.

Personal Injury

As part of our broad-based litigation practice, we accept certain civil/plaintiff personal injury cases in both State and Federal Courts. Each case is reviewed carefully and evaluated on its own merits.

Real Estate

We represent all aspects of corporate and personal real estate, from the purchase or sale of a business or home, to litigation involving real estate. We have a long history of handling land use issues for both the public as well as the private sector.

Workers' Compensation

Recognizing that both employers and employees should strive to eliminate all work related injuries, our firm proactively works with employer-clients, and employees to ensure prevention of workplace accidents.