Katie Galasso


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Katie M. Galasso is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of GRSM and is a member of the Healthcare and Professional Liability Defense practice groups.  She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of health law business, medical malpractice defense litigation, and the development and management of captive insurance companies and other self-insurance arrangements.  She has represented a wide array of healthcare providers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including nationally-recognized hospitals and community hospitals, as well as nursing homes, physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and technicians. She has handled various medical malpractice trials, arbitrations, and mediations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia State and Federal court matters.

    Prior to joining GRSM, Katie served as a shareholder within the medical professional liability defense litigation group at a Pittsburgh-based regional law firm.  While in law school, Katie served as a law clerk to The Honorable Kathleen A. Durkin of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Criminal Division, and as a law clerk at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


    • Pennsylvania
    • West Virginia
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
    • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia


    • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • The West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience


    • Effective and thorough management and handling of thousands of incidents, claims and suits involving medical professional liability, general liability and commercial matters.
    • Effective and thorough management of breach response to numerous privacy and security incidents, including but not limited to system hacking, inadvertent disclosure of protected health information, and lost devices.
    • Comprehensive general counseling and ongoing service to multiple self-insurance entities serving large hospital networks, community hospitals, physician groups, long-term care facilities, and continuous care retirement communities.
    • Successful handling of numerous medical professional liability trials, arbitrations, and mediations.
  • Publications & Presentations


    Katie routinely publishes on the firm's Health Care Pulse blog.


    Katie conducts risk management seminars, continuing education symposiums, and mock trial presentations providing clients and potential clients with invaluable counseling that assists in the improvement of patient outcomes and litigation avoidance.

  • Education


    J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2006

    • Lead Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy
    • Health Law Clinic, Student Attorney

    B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2000


    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2024)

    Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (2015)

    David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award – 3rd Annual Finalist (in recognition of service to the community as a Guardian ad Litem through Allegheny County’s Child Custody Guardian Program)

    Successful completion of week-long National Institute of Trial Advocacy “Building Trial Skills” program