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Barbara J. Shah

Barbara J. Shah

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support

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About Me


Born in Western Illinois, 2nd in a family of 5 children, father a union organizer and telephone company lineman, mother a homemaker. Lived in a rural area in a home with no running water until 6th grade. Avid reader, began writing poetry in 4th grade, progressed to writing novels in junior high school.   Graduated with a BA in the Teaching of Social Studies, minors in German and Philosphy, from the University of Illinois (U-C Campus) in 1968; taught high school social studies. Mother of 3 children, oldest son deceased.   After moving to Pittsburgh area, attended Duquesne Law School, evening program, while working full time during the day as outside salesperson.  Began practicing law sharing office space with established Bethel Park lawyer, doing real estate closings in exchange for rent.  Self-taught trial lawyer with extensive experience in divorce, support, custody, and estate cases.


 


 


 


Education


 


JD, Duquesne University School of Law-Evening Program , 1982


 


B.A. in Teaching of Social Studies, University of Illinois, 1968
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in History


 


Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice


 


Pennsylvania, 1982
U. S. Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
Third Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals, 1985


 


Federal Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals 2008


 


 


 


Professional & Bar Association Memberships


 


Allegheny County Bar Association
Member of the Family Law Section


 


Washington County Bar Association


 


Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member of the Family Law Section


 


American Bar Association
Member of the Family Law Section and Law Practice Management Section


 


Women’s Bar Association


 


 


Featured Cases and Matters


 


 


 


Hayward v. Hayward 868 A 2d, 378 Pa. Super. 2005


 


Hayward v. OPM, *cite


 


 


 


Author of article in PA Family Lawyer regarding Domestic Relations Orders on Civil Service Pensions, 1009


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Child Support: 20%
  2. Alimony: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%

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Contact Info

Barbara J. Shah

5824 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15102

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198205/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Allegheny County Bar Association (the Family Law Section )MemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationFamily Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association (he Family Law Section )MemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A