I have had an interest in helping families and individuals navigate the difficult issues of separation, divorce, support and custody since long before I began practicing family law at Gentile, Horoho & Avalli. Perhaps it was my background in psychology, or some of my volunteer efforts, but I have always seen the importance of family law practitioners being sensitive to the needs of their clients, throughout what will most likely be a very difficult chapter in their lives.
I have found in the more than a decade I have been practicing family law at Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, that litigation, and the adversarial process, is not for everyone. In an effort to meet the needs of my clients, I completed a mediation training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution, focused specifically on Family Conflict mediation.
I am also a certified collaborative attorney capable of assisting clients through the collaborative process and I am a member of CLASP and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Regardless of whether my client wishes to pursue litigation, mediation, or collaboration I strive to be sensitive to their needs and attentive to their requests. I believe that my role as an attorney is to bring a level of transparency to the legal system. My clients should not only know what is going on in their case, but should be comfortable that they understand what each step is and what that means in real world terms.
If you are looking for that type of representation, please contact me at 412-261-9900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
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|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Award for Excellence in the Area of Family Law||American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||2004|
- CLASP (Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania)– Membership Chair www.clasplaw.org
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Mediation Counsel of Western Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Family Law Section
- Commission on Women in the Profession
- Collaborative law Committee
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Family Law Section
- Women in the Law Division
- Collaborative Law Committee
- Judiciary Committee (elect)