Professor Gormley joined the Duquesne Law faculty in 1994 after clerking for U.S. District Judge Donald E. Ziegler; teaching at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; engaging in private practice; serving as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission; and serving as special clerk to Justice Ralph J. Cappy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.Gormley is the author of Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation (Perseus Books, 1997), the authorized biography of one of the leading lawyers and public servants of modern times. The book won rave reviews from leading publications across the country, and won the 1999 Bruce K. Gould Book Award for outstanding publication related to the law. Gormley has published dozens of book chapters and scholarly articles, including pieces in the Stanford Law Review and Michigan Law Review.
Professor Gormley has written features and opinion pieces for newspapers across the nation; testified twice before the United States Senate; appeared on national TV and radio as a legal commentator; and has lectured at prestigious venues including the Aspen Institute, the Chautauqua Institution, Harvard, Stanford and the John F. Kennedy Library. He presently serves on the Board of Governors of the Allegheny County Bar Association.