Robert Bootay

Robert S. Bootay III, Partner-

Mr. Bootay, founder of Bootay Bevington & Nichols in 2003, practices in the areas of real estate and development, municipal, business, estate planning, probate and all areas of litigation. He represents a number of individuals, businesses and developers, providing counsel in these areas. Mr. Bootay appears in federal and state courts in Western Pennsylvania and has first chair trial experience. Mr. Bootay has also argued in the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Legal Experience

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Zappala (Retired Chief Justice)
  • United States Senate, clerk to the Honorable Rick Santorum (United States Senator)
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, general and lead legal counsel
  • Lead legal counsel to real estate developers with individual projects valued in excess of 50 million dollars
  • Successfully litigated thousands of property tax appeals, having obtained verdicts resulting in multi-million dollar, single-parcel, assessment reductions.
  • Successfully negotiated and obtained numerous Marcellus Shale natural gas leases.
  • Legal counsel to varied medical practices

Real Estate Experience

  • All Pittsburgh Real Estate, LLC, Owner, Managing Member and Broker of Record
  • Bootay & Bevington Settlement Company, LLC, Owner and Managing Member - successful closings exceed 5000 real estate transactions

Civic Involvement

  • Borough of Pleasant Hills, retired Mayor
  • Borough of Pleasant Hills, prior two term elected member of council (past council president and chairperson of the finance committee)
  • Borough of Pleasant Hills, prior appointed member of planning commission
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, appointed member of the board of trustees
  • Youth soccer, baseball and basketball coach, Borough of Pleasant Hills


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., Washington and Jefferson College