General Information

Year founded: 2001
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Overview

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An intellectual influencer in the legal marketplace, downtown Pittsburgh-based Pollock Begg focuses on innovative, team-oriented solutions to resolve domestic matters.

The firm formed as Pollock Begg Komar Glasser in 2001 when two of the biggest law firms in Pittsburgh eliminated their matrimonial law departments. David S. Pollock, partner and head of Reed Smith’s matrimonial group, envisioned a powerhouse family law firm and sought out the best divorce and domestic relations lawyers in western Pennsylvania, recruiting partners Todd M. Begg, Daniel H. Glasser and Candice L. Komar from Buchanan Ingersoll. The firm expanded its name to Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC in 2012 with the addition of named partner Brian C. Vertz. The firm added a sixth partner, Joseph R. Williams, in 2015 and two more, Stephanie L. Jablon and Heather Trostle Smith in 2018, before condensing its name to Pollock Begg in 2019.

Anchored in tradition, but progressive in nature, the Pollock Begg leadership team adopts the best emerging techniques in family law and deftly adapts as the industry evolves and their clients’ needs change.Starting with just two associates, the firm now boasts an average of 15 lawyers and 30 employees, making it one of the largest law firms in western Pennsylvania focused solely on family law.

Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report, Pollock Begg drives legal expectations in the industry with attorneys serving in leadership positions within numerous matrimonial law organizations and participating in pro bono work, volunteer, and community endeavors.


Rankings

Pollock Begg is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Pittsburgh
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation

About Our Clients

Pollock Begg, based in Downtown Pittsburgh, typically serves clients in Western Pennsylvania and within reasonable driving distances of our home county of Allegheny County. We serve clients in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the neighboring towns of Butler, Cranberry Township, Wexford, Sewickley, Beaver, Hopewell, Moon Township, Fox Chapel, Oakmont, North Hills, Evans City, McCandless, Kittanning, Greensburg, Indiana, New Castle, Findlay and Hopewell. This includes Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny County, Butler County, Beaver County, Elk County, Erie County, McKean County, Westmoreland County, Indiana County, Mercer County, Lawrence County, Lackawanna County, Armstrong County, Fayette County, Greene County and Centre County.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Pittsburgh
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Pollock Begg has 10 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Pollock Begg eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Demographics

Partners
Male: 5
Female: 3
Associates
Female: 6
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 1
Paralegals
Male: 2
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 7
Female: 1

Awards

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Main Location

Pittsburgh, PA
525 William Penn Place, Suite 3501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
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