Richard F. Appleton

Assistant City Attorney


Mr. Appleton joined the Office of the City Attorney in June 2017 and is presently assigned to the Real Estate and Compliance Division where he handles community development, real estate, affordable housing, budget, economic development, public finance, and grant related matters. Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Mr. Appleton served as a Client Advisor for PNC Wealth Management. He previously worked for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and United States Senator Arlene Specter.

Education: Juris Doctorate (2014), Duquesne University School of Law; Bachelor of Science (2010), Pennsylvania State University.