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Attorney Todd Spivak provides strong, compassionate representation in all family law and criminal matters. He is founder and owner of Spivak Law Firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Attorney Spivak focuses his practice on defending people accused of domestic violence and abuse. Typical cases involve Protection From Abuse (PFA), child custody, criminal domestic violence, divorce, child support, Child Youth and Family Services (CYF), child abuse, and juvenile delinquency. He has helped hundreds of clients in Pittsburgh and all nearby counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Clarion County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Attorney Spivak attended classes at Columbia University in New York, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from closely affiliated Albert A. List College, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from University of Colorado Law School. He has written on legal matters for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and At Issue, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. A former investigative reporter, his work won numerous national awards and was twice nominated for The Pulitzer Prize.


Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Attorney Spivak is an active member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania bar associations.


Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 20%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Child Custody: 20%
  5. Family: 20%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Thomas Skovira

    Todd is a passionate attorney who ensures he is diligent in his representation. I have learned a lot from working with him.


    Christopher Skovira Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Benjamin Ross

    Just read his blog and visit his web site and you will see that he is a great communicator and teacher. I would not hesitate to contact him if I was in trouble.


    David Ross Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Spivak Law Firm

2893 West Liberty Avenue
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pulitzer Prize (nominee)Pulitzer Prize Board2008
First Amendment AwardSociety of Professional Journalists2008
Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism (finalist)University of California at Los Angeles2008
Bartlow Award for Public Interest Journalism (finalist)Northwestern University2008
Education Writers Association AwardUniversity of Maryland2006
National Mental Health Association AwardNational Mental Health Association2006
Investigative Reporters and Editors CertificateInvestigative Reporters and Editors2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and OwnerSpivak Law Firm2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyRobert Peirce & Associates, PC2011 - 2012
Law ClerkPublic Defender's Office, Colorado2010 - 2010
Law ClerkSocial Security Law Group2009 - 2011
Law ClerkU.S. Attorney's Office, Denver2009 - 2009
Investigative ReporterHouston Press2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2011
Albert A. List CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Jim Richards Showgram - CFRB Newstalk 1010Representing Clients Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence2012