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Gregory F. Cirillo

Vice Chairman; Co-Chair, Litigation Department; Member Senior Leadership Team and Executive Committee
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7122
Fax(215) 575-7200


Theresa L. Vetri
Direct(215) 575-7125

Gregory Cirillo is the Vice Chairman of Dilworth Paxson and serves on the firm’s Senior Leadership, Executive Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Litigation Department.

Greg focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, as well as both defense and plaintiff tort litigation. He has litigated significant complex construction matters as well as other civil cases in which he has recovered significant damages for parties, including the Flight 800 air disaster. During his career, he has received numerous awards, verdicts, and settlements exceeding $1 million.

Greg’s litigation experience also includes matters involving contract disputes, defense of asbestos cases, construction and business disputes, insurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative disputes, real estate disputes, class actions and auto and premises liability cases.  He has litigated class actions in federal court and has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to working on governmental and sovereign immunity issues in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Representative Experience

  • Represented a state agency in litigation over agency's compliance with federal Medicaid law and regulations.
  • Represented a state agency in class action regarding modifications of OBRA Waiver program for individuals with autism/modified into individual actions.
  • Represented a state agency regarding class action placement of individuals in nursing facilities.
  • Represented a state agency in litigation related to OBRA Waiver programs.
  • Represented a state agency in litigation related to Consolidated Waiver program.
  • Represented a plaintiff truck driver who sustained life-threatening personal injuries received when he was crushed by bundled lumber that fell while being removed from his truck by a forklift at a construction job site. Defendants included the forklift operator, the general contractor, and the construction manager/site owner. Notwithstanding significant comparative negligence issues raised by the defendants, the plaintiff received a confidential seven-figure award after a seven-day alternate dispute resolution.
  • Represented a trailer leasing company in breach of contract claims involving creditor issues.
  • Represented governmental agencies in defense of tort matters involving serious personal injuries and death.
  • Represented a third-party administrator of group health plans in breach of contract/fraud claims.
  • Obtained a top-50 judgment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2006 in a dispute involving a complex lease transaction.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Senior Hearing Committee Member, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2005–2007
  • Former Member, Philadelphia Bar Association/PA State Civil Litigation Committee  
  • Member, Justinian Society Board of Governors
  • Chancellor, Justinian Society, 2018–2020
  • Vice-Chancellor, Justinian Society, 2016–2018
  • Secretary, Justinian Society, 2014–2016
  • Treasurer, Justinian Society, 2012–2014 
  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association,1986–present
  • Board Member, Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, 2010–2016
  • Member, Philadelphia Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Dilworth Paxson United Way Campaign Committee, 2005–2010
  • Spearheaded Dilworth’s involvement in the Homeless Advocacy Project
  • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Board Member, Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2007–2009, 2011–2017
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation-Construction, 2017–2022
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • First Judicial District of PA Pro Bono Award, 2008

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1986
  • B.A., cum laude, Villanova University, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • Supreme Court Pennsylvania, 1986
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2020