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Legal trouble can leave you with significant stress and worries about the future, but you don’t have to face it alone. For numerous clients in Pittsburgh and throughout surrounding areas, the law firm of , has served as a staunch ally and formidable advocate during some of the most troubling times of their lives.

Our clients are hardworking people facing momentous legal problems such as divorce, tax collection issues, estate planning challenges and the legal complications that accompany the death of a loved one.

We are committed to resolving their problems in the most favorable, cost-effective manner possible.

In handling your legal matter, our lawyers will work with you personally so that we can tailor a strategy that you are comfortable with. Together, we will work to tackle these problems to help you get to a better tomorrow.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Tax Law
  • Appeals

Call 412-766-8660 today to arrange your initial consultation. 

­­­Attorney Katherine Leech Vollen

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2007

Education:                                         

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.
    • Major: Health Policy & Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • 2019 Super Lawyer
  • 2018 Super Lawyer
  • 2017 Super Lawyer
  • 2016 Super Lawyer
  • 2015 Rising Star
  • “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Youngest “Super Lawyer” recipient, 2016
  • “Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award”, Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), 2016
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, 2007 to Present
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Partner’s Board, Co-Chair, 2013 to 2016
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 2006 to Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Family Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Section’s Pro Bono Committee
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Young Lawyer’s Division Council
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Family Law Section Council
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee

­­­Attorney Stephanie T. Anderson

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:                                         

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
    • Major: Business Management
  • Fullerton College, Fullerton, California
    • Associate of Arts
    • Honors: Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Community College Scholastic Honor Society
    • Major: Business Management

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Named as Super Lawyer, 2014-Present
  • Top Lawyer through Philadelphia Magazine, 2015-Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Volunteer, Neighborhood Legal Services Pro Bono PFA and Family Law Clinic
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • American Matrimonial Inns of Court, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Appointed Member of the council for the Family Law Section

­­­Attorney Christine Mathews Long

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1977
  • Ohio, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987

Education:                                         

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Tau Honor Key

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Certificate of Commendation, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Alumnae Award of Excellence, Magnificat High School, Rocky River, Ohio
  • Manifesting the Kingdom Award, Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • St. Thomas More Society, Board of Governors, 1985
  • St. Thomas More Society, Former President, 1985 to 1987
  • Holy Wisdom Parish, Member Pastoral Council, 2011
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • North Side Catholic Elementary Grade School Advisory Board, Secretary, 2014
  • Volunteer, Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Protection from Abuse cases, the Family Law Section Pro Se Assistance Program and North Hills Community Outreach
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 1986 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Division, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Ad Hoc Guidelines Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Commission
  • Pittsburgh Tax Club, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Ethics Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section Council, Past Member

­­­Attorney Aimee L. Burton

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994

Education:                                         

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Honors: Dean's List; Sigma Tau Delta English Honors
    • Major: English and German
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Professional Translation Certificate Program (German)

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Butler County Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Council Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Council, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Legislative Committee, Co-Chair
  • Legislative Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Co-Chair
  • Pittsburgh Chapter of the Matrimonial Inns of Court, Member

­­­Attorney Barbara L. Payne, Of Counsel

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1981

Education:                                         

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1981
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 00/1976
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Recipient of the PBA 2009 Civil Legal Aid Attorney of the year
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Board of Directors of Lydia’s Place
  • Past President of Ridgewood Manor, CSA
  • President of the Village of Courtside Lake II, HOA
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Council, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Guidelines Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Mentoring Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Social Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Nominating Committee, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service Committee, Past Chair
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, Past Co-President
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, Secretary

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