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Jill Rosenthal

Jill Rosenthal

also known as Jill Schiffman Rosenthal

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Marriage & Prenuptials

About Me

Ms. Rosenthal graduated summa cum laude in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Development Psychology. While attending Pitt, Ms. Rosenthal was a Pittsburgh Pathfinder, a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, a member of the National Collegiate Society of Scholars, a member of the Child Development Association, and a member of the Alpha Delta fraternity. Pursuant to her interests in child psychology and family dynamics, Ms. Rosenthal completed several graduate level courses in the field of Applied Developmental Psychology. Ms. Rosenthal was fortunate to train under one of the leading court-appointed child custody psychologists as her professor and mentor. She is currently a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the ACBA Family Law Section Children's Issues Sub-Committee.

Ms. Rosenthal was a law clerk at a family law firm in Pittsburgh prior to her current employment . She began her employment as a law clerk with Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. in November 2007 and accepted a position as an Associate Attorney with the office in October, 2008 after receiving her Juris Doctorate degree and passing the Pennsylvania Bar Examination. Training and experience in the area of psychology and child development renders Ms. Rosenthal uniquely qualified to work with families undergoing the stressful process of establishing custodial rights. Training in psychology and child development also permits Ms. Rosenthal to work closely with your family and understand and address the needs of clients and their child. Ms. Rosenthal is experienced in reading, reviewing, and critiquing court-ordered evaluations, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), of parents and other custodial persons. Ms. Rosenthal is also experienced in representing clients with various other family law related issues including but not limited to divorce, equitable distribution, support, surrogacy contracts, paternity establishment, and same-sex related issues.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Child Custody: 50%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 15%
  3. Child Support: 15%
  4. Alimony: 15%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael A. Steger

    I endorse this lawyer as being qualified in all aspects of family law.


    Michael Steger Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrea Ridge Passantino

    Jill is an incredibly knowledgeable Pennsylvania Family Law Attorney with a special focus in PA Child Custody. Jill is a passionate advocate for her client's interests and has impeccable instincts when it comes to case strategy. I've worked with Jill on child custody issues, as well as divorce, child support, spousal support, and protection from abuse matters. I can speak highly of Jill's drive to negotiate amicable settlements as well as her zealous advocacy skills in the courtroom. I would highly recommend Jill Rosenthal to anyone looking for a PA family law attorney who will provide honest and sound legal advice and who will fight tirelessly on their behalf.


    Andrea Passantino Juvenile Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Cordell & Cordell

310 Grant Street
Suite 2825
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2908




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyCordell & Cordell2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyLisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C.2008 - Present
Law ClerkLisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C.2007 - 2008
Law ClerkPollock Begg Komar Glasser, LLC2006 - 2007
Law ClerkSchiffman & Wojdowski2004 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Matrimonial Inns of CourtN/A2012 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association Children's Sub-CommitteeN/AN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bench BarCustody Case Law Update2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly meetingPsychological evaluations2013
Monthly Section MeetingPaternity2011