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Lorraine W. Mervan

Ms. Mervan has practiced in the area of family law since 1992, concentrating in high net-worth marital estates and divorces involving small and family-held businesses and limited partnerships.  Ms. Mervan’s background in accounting and finance have proven useful in her family law practice.  Ms. Mervan is experienced in the courtroom as well as negotiating settlements, prenuptial agreements, agreements for support, custody and division of property.

Ms. Mervan’s peers consider her at the highest level of professional excellence, achieving the AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbel.  Ms. Mervan is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.  Ms. Mervan has presented at seminars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on matters involving domestic relations and family law.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1989
    • Honors: Member, Pittsburgh Chapter of the Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Staff
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration – 1980
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.M., Bachelor of Music – 1977

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Family Law for the Annual General Practitioners’ Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2002 – 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Past Council Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member