Zachary N. Gordon

Zachary N. Gordon




Mr. Gordon's practice focuses on commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, and appellate litigation. He has served clients as lead counsel before trial and appellate courts across Pennsylvania. He also regularly represents media and other clients in matters involving the Right-to-Know-Law, Freedom of Information Act, and other methods of obtaining public records and court records as well as defending those accused of defamation. 

Mr. Gordon received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned membership in both the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. He also earned the John P. Gismondi certificate in civil litigation for completing specialized litigation coursework.

Before law school, Mr. Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Juniata College earning his Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Politics.

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Media Law
  • First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, Right to Know Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: John P. Gismondi Certificate in Civil Litigation
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts and Advanced Torts
    • Honors: National Health Law Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition
    • Honors: Winner, University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Politics

Published Works


  • Very Important Papers Presentation, Allegheny County Bar Association, April 2017
  • Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Conference, July 2017
  • Panelist, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Annual Meeting, July 2017 & July 2019
  • Civil Litigation Update, March 2020
  • Ethical Considerations When Lawyers Make Lateral Moves, October 2020
  • Right-to-Know-Law for the Non-Right-to-Know-Law Attorney, 2020
  • Basics of the Freedom of Information Act and the Right-to-Know-Law, February 2022

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Graduate of Bar Leadership Initiative, Class of 2016-17
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division Communication Committee, Co-Chair, 2017 to 2022
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair for Judicial Trivia Event, 02/2017 to 02/2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair for Practicing Green Initiative, 2017 to 2018
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division, Council Member, 2018 to 2022
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2014 to 2021
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council Member, 2018 to 2021

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Mark R. Hornak, United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Judicial Intern, 2012
  • Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko, & Pocrass, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2014 to 2018


  • English