Serving A Diverse Clientele Across Pennsylvania and Nationwide

For over 25 years, Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C., has stood apart as one of Pennsylvania's premier law firms. A commitment to excellence serves as the foundation for our success — and that of our clients. Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C., is one of Pennsylvania's top-rated law firms. The firm began in 1990 when several of the named partners transferred their practices from a national law firm to a new professional corporation in Pittsburgh. Since then, we have continued to build on a reputation for results based on years of service to our clients and community. With decades of experience and a talent for innovation, our attorneys share a commitment to quality legal services.

Contact Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Strategic legal counsel for business clients and nonprofit organizations
  • Guidance on media law and public records access for clients statewide
  • Results-focused representation in divorce, custody and family law cases
  • Estate planning, probate and estate/trust administration services
  • Knowledgeable advice on all facets of campaign finance law
  • Representation before municipal and government agencies

Our attorneys bring vast knowledge and well-rounded experience to every legal matter. We address each client's needs with the utmost level of professionalism and discretion. Call Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. today at 412-471-3000 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Frederick N. Frank

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Elected to Law Record
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
    • Honors: Selected for individual research in Constitutional Law under University Professor Solis Horowitz (former Assistant Secretary of Defense)
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Honors: Phi Delta Epsilon
    • Honors: Druids, Sophomore Man of the Year
    • Honors: Senior Hall of Fame
    • Honors: Editor in Chief, Pitt News
    • Major: History
    • Minor: French

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Chair, Family Law Council, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Family Law Council, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Chairman
  • Panel of Conciliators, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, Member
  • Committee on Rules of Evidence, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Member (Present)
  • Bar-Press Committee of Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member (Present)
  • Chair, Public Service Committee of Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Louis Little Foundation of Allegheny County Bar Association, Trustee
  • Member, Joint State Government Commission Domestic Relations Task Force, Chair sub-committee on divorce grounds, (Present)
  • Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee, Vice Chairman, Member, Co-Chair, 2011, Children’s Fast Track Rules Committee Chair, Committee on Juvenile Appeals
  • Czech and Slovak American Enterprise Fund, Director
  • Allegheny County United Way Planning and Allocations Committee, Member
  • Chair, Slovak-American Foundation, (Present)
  • Phipps Conservatory, Inc., Executive Committee - 1996 to 2000, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Pittsburgh Housing Authority, Commissioner and Treasurer
  • City of Pittsburgh Trade Delegation to Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, Member
  • Chair, Public Social Policy Steering Committee, Council of Jewish Federations
  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Trustee and member investment committee
  • United Jewish Federation Foundation, Trustee and Chair, Distribution Committee, 1996 to 2004
  • Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh, Chairman

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Family Law Lawyer in Pittsburgh, 2014
  • One of Pennsylvania's Super Lawyers (top 5%), 2004 - present
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 Award for being named to publication for 20 consecutive years
  • Recipient, Highest Rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and ethics
  • Recipient, Stark Young Leadership Award, United Jewish Federation
  • Recipient, Levinson Community Relations Award, United Jewish Federation
  • Recipient of the Friends of Slovakia Medal of Honor
  • Recipient of the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Cultural Association Business Award
  • Recipient, President’s Call to Service Award for service as a director of Czech-Slovak American Enterprise Fund
  • Recipient of the Slovak Ambassador’s Medal of Honor for “outstanding contribution to development of Slovakia’s small and medium size businesses"
  • Recipient, U. S. Congress Special Congressional Recognition for service as a director of Czech-Slovak American Enterprise Fund
  • Named one of Pittsburgh’s Top Fifty Lawyers in 2006 by Philadelphia magazine and Law and Politics magazine (top 5% of attorneys)

Attorney Christine Gale

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2005

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - May, 1981
    • Honors: Participated in the Appellate Moot Court competition
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1975
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law, Council Member, 1981 - Present
  • Women's Center and Shelter of Gr. Pittsburgh, Bd. of Dir., 1981 - 1983
  • Smokefree Pennsylvania, Shareholder and Boardmember, 1990 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Council Member
  • Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council Member, 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Co-Chair of Legislation Committee, 2008 - 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2012 - 2013

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - 2016

Attorney Thomas C. Murcko

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1972

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1970
    • Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Note Editor, 1968 - 1970
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
    • B.S. - 1967
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Attorney Gregory M. Pocrass

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

  • Tulane University
    • B.A. - Politcal Economy
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business
    • M.B.A.

Attorney John G. Harshman

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1991

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Administration of Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Faculty Member
  • Greater Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union, Solicitor

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