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Katherine Leech Vollen earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University. 


 


 


 


 While in law school, Ms. Vollen participated in the Elder Law Clinic and the Family Law Clinic, where she represented pro se litigants in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas pro se Motions program.  As a result of her clinical work, she was awarded the prestigious Clinical Legal Education Association’s (CLEA) Outstanding Clinical Student award.  In addition, she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the Family Law Clinic, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Community Service award. 


 


 


Ms. Vollen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section) and the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), where she serves as an elected member of the Family Law council and the Young Lawyer’s Division (YLD) council.  She currently chairs the ACBA Family Law Section’s Pro Bono Committee, and serves as a member of the YLD Public Service Committee.  She is the current chair of the YLD’s “Very Important Papers” Program and serves as the YLD Liaison to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.   She is the PBA Mock Trial Attorney Advisor for Gateway Senior High School, her alma mater. 


 


Ms. Vollen has developed a unique understanding of the legal and social issues facing families and children through her volunteer work at the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and also through her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), serving as an advocate for children involved in the Juvenile Court system.  She participates in Neighborhood Legal Service’s Protection from Abuse (PFA) program and serves as a volunteer attorney for the Allegheny County Family Division’s pro se Motions program and the Wills for Heroes program.


 


 


Ms. Vollen also serves on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Partner’s Board, and is the chair of their annual fundraiser, Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh. 


 


 


 

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  1. Family: 100%
    2 years

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  • Lisa M. Standish

    I endorse this lawyer. Katie is a very skilled family law attorney. She is a pleasure to work with.

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    Ms. Vollen is a knowledgeable advocate and accomplished professional.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200712/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateRaphael Ramsden & Behers2007 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee2013 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Association Family LawyerPennsylvania Moves Toward More Streamlined Procedures in Custody Relocation Cases2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)N/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Winter MeetingCase Law Updates2013
ACBF Divorce Law ProjectDivorce2013
Pro Bono Family Law Appellate AdvocacyPennsylvania Family Law Appellate Practice2012