Gary L. Ciao, Esquire, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and resides in the North Hills area with his family. Gary is a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Oakland. Gary graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. Gary is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before all of its Courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
For over two decades, Gary proudly worked beside Martin Lazzaro successfully representing hundreds of seriously injured persons with their challenging and meritorious claims. Gary continues to focus his practice on helping injury victims whose lives are forever changed by negligence experienced in motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice incidents, premises accidents, workplace injuries and motorcycle accidents as well as injuries caused by defective products.
In his more than 20 years at the Law Office of Martin E. Lazzaro, Gary worked with Marty to blend technology into the practice of plaintiff personal injury law to ensure that catastrophically injured clients had cutting-edge video, audio, photography and computer-generated graphics available to tell their story when necessary. Marty understood that every seriously injured person’s story was unique and he strove to make certain that their voices were heard when challenged by insurance companies and teams of defense lawyers. Fighting tirelessly for the rights of those who cannot fight alone was Marty’s commitment. Gary shares Marty’s commitment and he is ever grateful for having as his mentor an exceptional lawyer whose passion, patience, tolerance, skill and impeccable ethics, have set the bar high for those who follow here in his footsteps.