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Danny P. Cerrone, Jr.

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Danny P. Cerrone, Jr. serves as the Deputy Business Unit Leader for the firm’s Construction group. Danny represents clients in construction and commercial matters. Danny regularly assists clients in the drafting and reviewing of contracts and represents clients in a variety of disputes involving construction law and commercial litigation.

Danny is a civil trial lawyer with a concentration in construction and commercial matters. In the construction arena, Danny represents owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties across a range of disputes involving public and private construction projects. Danny works closely with clients throughout every phase of the construction process, from negotiating contracts to obtaining final completion. Danny routinely assists clients with payment disputes, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics’ lien claims and defenses, delay, acceleration and inefficiency claims, change order disputes, claims for differing site conditions, One Call Act claims, and prompt payment statute issues.

Danny also represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of commercial matters – both in and out of the courtroom. To prevent or avoid costly legal disputes, Danny helps clients by drafting and negotiating contracts and other agreements. When disagreements necessitate formal legal action, however, Danny assists clients in state and federal courts, in arbitration hearings, and before administrative tribunals and regulatory agencies. The types of matters Danny frequently counsels client on involve:

  • Fiduciary duty considerations;
  • Claims arising in tortious interference with contractual relations;
  • Contract issues;
  • Nuisance and trespass concerns;
  • Professional and general negligence claims;
  • Ethics and compliance matters;
  • Environmental claims and compliance;
  • Unfair trade practice concerns;
  • Consumer protection matter; and
  • A wide variety of actions involving laws such as the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, the Clean Streams Act and the Pennsylvania Storage Tank Act.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005
B.A., cum laude, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002, Political Science and History


Listed as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (2024)

Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law (2019-2024) by Best Lawyers

2010-2020: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Chair, Board of Trustees, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh Endowment Fund

Secretary, Board of Directors, ACE Mentor Program of Western Pennsylvania

Vice President, Primavera Lodge, Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America

Central Catholic Alumni Association

Pennsylvania Utility Contractors Association

Graduate, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc., Leadership Development Initiative – Class XVII

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of Pennsylvania
  • Presenter, “Claims: Preservation and Mitigation,” University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business (July 2008)
  • Co-Presenter, “Excavation Technologies, Inc. v. Columbia Gas: New Pennsylvania Court Case on Utilities Paying Contractors for Delays and Other Damages When They Mismark or Fail to Mark Their Underground Lines,” National Utility Contractors Assoc. (2007)
  • Presenter, “Getting Paid Under the Commonwealth Procurement Code – Knowing Your Rights and Update on Recent Pennsylvania Caselaw Awarding Attorney’s Fees and Penalty Interest,” Pennsylvania Utility Contractors Association (January 2007)