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Attorney Mildred B. Sweeney  is the founder of Sweeney Law Offices and is known across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a knowledgeable advocate for her diverse clientele. Attorney Sweeney brings a unique educational background and experience that encompasses fields that are invaluable in her dedicated advocacy on behalf of each of you.

As a Licensed Social Worker, Attorney Sweeney spent over twenty-two years working in the clinical field of mental health specializing in children's and family-related matters, A clinician trained in individual clinical and family therapy, Attorney Sweeney has worked intensively with a broad spectrum of family-related problems and dealt extensively with juvenile, educational, children and youth personnel, among others. She is intimately familiar with these areas as well as the legal implications and processes. As the Director of Children's Services in a large community mental health center, Attorney Sweeney worked tirelessly to advocate for children's services and was recognized by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and awarded a Certificate in recognition of her outstanding commitment to children, towards helping them realize their full human and legal rights, thus reaffirming the belief that our children represent our future.

As a Trained Mediator, Attorney Sweeney seeks any and every opportunity to allow YOU to take control of your life and the destiny and the lives of those you know and love most. With her vast knowledge and training in psychological matters and conflict resolution skills, Attorney Sweeney is an invaluable facilitator on behalf of you as parents and on behalf of your children. Using her legal knowledge and familiarity with legal matters, she is able to provide that expertise which only comes from an active family law practice, to facilitate you in coming to a fair and equitable agreement regarding all of your marital assets and liabilities. As an attorney, she is able to provide you with essential legal information necessary to making informed and correct decisions and choices.

As an Attorney, Mildred B. Sweeney has distinguished herself and her practice with the highest level of professionalism, ethics and concern for each of her clients as individuals with special, unique needs. She tries to address those needs utilizing her vast knowledge and unique background and experience to your advantage as a tireless and zealous advocate for your interests. When a more amicable, cooperative solution does not work, you know you have an aggressive, relentless advocate who will keep your interest and needs in the forefront of any legal action and court litigation.

Attorney Sweeney is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Butler County Bar Association and Allegheny County Bar Association. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, she was a member of the Nebraska Bar. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Family Inns of Court and meets regularly in educational seminars with all of the top family lawyers and family judges in Allegheny County. She serves as an Arbitrator for the Butler County Board of Arbitrators and the Butler County Court House. Attorney Sweeney was a founding member of the Nebraska Mediation System and served on the Board of Mediators in Nebraska as one of the initial founders of the Mediation System in that state. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Butler and Allegheny County Bar Associations. She has taught Negotiation and Mediation skills in Nebraska and Pennsylvania.  She has been recognized by her peers in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top five percent of family law attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Attorney Sweeney will make it her business to meet directly with you and prides herself in putting you first. She will give you the personal individual attention you need and deserve during this upheaval in your life so that you can turn this experience into a productive growth-directed result.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Adoption: 10%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Child Custody: 10%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Retainer (always)

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Contact info

Sweeney Family Law

Cranberry Township Office - Main
8001 Rowan Rd Ste 212
Cranberry Twp, PA, 16066-3619

Sweeney Family Law

Pittsburgh Office
301 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-2123



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Attorneys in PennsylvaniaMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top Family Lawyers in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2012
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top Family Lawyers in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSweeney Family Law1997 - Present
OwnerSweeney Law Office1992 - 1997
Director of Children's ServicesTri-County Community Mental Health Center1975 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PennsylvaniaMember2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Pittsburgh Family Inns of CourtMember1997 - Present
Matrimonial American Inn of CourtMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Interest of: E.L., A.L., S.L.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law BlogDivorce Mediation Pros and Cons2014
Family Law BlogHow is Life Insurance Managed in a Divorce Settlement2012
Family Law BlogSame Sex Marriage in Pennsylvania2012
Family Law NewsletterMilitary Pensions and Your Divorce2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Marywood UniversitySocial WorkM.S.W.1974
Duquesne UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceSchool Issues and Custody2015
Spring ConferenceFamily Law Jeopardy2014
Spring ConferenceFamily Law Issues2013
Monthly ConferenceFamily Law Jeopardy2012
Monthly ConferenceSame Sex Marriage2011
Monthly ConferenceComplex Custody Issues2010