About Giuseppe Rosselli
Giuseppe is a practicing criminal Defense Attorney and trial lawyer in Allegheny County, the surrounding counties of Western Pennsylvania, and the Federal Courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Over his 20+ year career, he’s earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for the Constitution and for those who trust him with their freedom. Because he has a front row seat to our criminal justice system, Giuseppe understands both what works in that system and what’s broken. He is motivated to become a judge to help fix what’s broken. His approach to doing so will involve a more thoughtful and compassionate approach to the administration of justice.
Giuseppe was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His mother was a waitress. His stepfather was a truck driver and a Vietnam War veteran. He was raised with a blue-collar work ethic and an understanding that everything in life worth having must be earned.
Giuseppe was the first person in his family to graduate from high school. The first person in his family to graduate from college. The only person in his family to graduate from law school.
Giuseppe had a unique upbringing. His stepfather is African American, and his two stepsisters are bi-racial. He personally witnessed the inequality and prejudice that still exists in our communities and professionally h a s defended against this same inequality that permeates our justice system. Striving for equality, fairness, and the thoughtful administration of justice are not talking points to win an election for Giuseppe; they are his life’s mission.
Giuseppe and his wife Brandi have two daughters, Evie and Sophie. The Rossellis adopted Evie, who is African American. Shortly after the adoption, the family was blessed with the birth of Sophie. Until recently, the family resided in the North Side. Now the family resides in Bell Acres. Giuseppe enjoys traveling across the country with Evie to watch her compete nationally as an elite gymnast and playing video games with Sophie.
Giuseppe is a solo practitioner like most private criminal defense attorneys in Allegheny County. He built and maintains a thriving criminal defense practice that is rooted in preparation, hard work, and a genuine care for those he represents. Giuseppe also teaches trial advocacy at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with the Honorable Beth A. Lazzara. And as an example of his commitment to public service, during the pandemic, Giuseppe created an online free Zoom Legal Clinic in low-income communities that is currently expanding in scope.
Giuseppe is not a politician. He has never run for public office. But he’s running now because he views this 2021 election as an opportunity to bring balance to the judiciary and, if elected, to ensure that all matters that come before his court are decided based on the rule of law, free from prejudice, bias, and political corruption.
Giuseppe has received a ranking of “Recommended” by the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee. A copy of his full application submitted to the ACBA can be found here.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Giuseppe looks forward to meeting each of you personally and earning your vote in this most important election in our County.