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Susan J. Pearlstein - Pittsburgh, PA

535 Smithfield StreetSuite 630 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Updated: 09/30/2022

Pittsburgh Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Susan J. Pearlstein has practiced law in Western Pennsylvania since 1978. Susan began practice as a lawyer in Neighborhood Legal Services Association's McKeesport office, providing free legal representation for people unable to otherwise afford an attorney. She went on to build a private practice in McKeesport and the Mon-Valley, concentrating in the areas of debt relief and family law...

Susan J. Pearlstein has practiced law in Western Pennsylvania since 1978. Susan began practice as a lawyer in Neighborhood Legal Services Association's McKeesport office, providing free legal representation for people unable to otherwise afford an attorney. She went on to build a private practice in McKeesport and the Mon-Valley, concentrating in the areas of debt relief and family law.

In 2005 Susan opened the Law Offices of Susan J. Pearlstein in downtown Pittsburgh, where she continues to practice today.

A life-long resident of Western Pennsylvania, Susan is an Allderdice High School, Chatham College, and Duquesne University Law School graduate. Susan's daughter is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and her son also practices law in Allegheny County.

Susan is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Family Law and Bankruptcy Sections. For the past twenty years she has served on the Court's Landlord-Tenant Arbitration panel.

Susan supports the Western Pennsylvania community in many ways, where she has volunteered for organizations as diverse as Habitat for Humanity, the Swissvale Library, and the Pittsburgh Public School’s Middle School Mentor project. You can check out Susan’s reviews of both nationally acclaimed and local up and coming authors in the Post-Gazette, where she appears as a free-lance book reviewer.

About Susan J. Pearlstein

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 1978 (Family Law Section)
  • Landlord-Tenant Arbitration Panel, 1988
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, 1978 (Bankruptcy Section)

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978
    J.D.
  • George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Allderdice High School

Past Positions

  • PA Supreme Court Co. on Racial and Gender Bias, Drafter of Report, 2003 - 2004
  • Kessler & Kessler, Partner, 1988 - 2004
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Deputy Director and Managing Attorney, 1978 - 1988
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Free-Lance Book Reviewer, 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Monroeville Planning Commission, 2001 - 2005
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Swissvale Library
  • Monroeville Community Choir

Classes and Seminars

  • Middle School Mentor, Pittsburgh Public Schools

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Office Information

Address

535 Smithfield StreetSuite 630 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fax

  • 412-281-4114

Accepts Credit Cards

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