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Brooke Beares McMorrow

Family Attorney at Wexford, PA

4.8   28 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
    New York - NY 21 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

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Awards

Client's Choice 2014,2013
Client's Choice
2014 2013

Location

McMorrow Law, L.L.C.
McMorrow Law, LLC
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A caring and responsive law firm
Brooke McMorrow cares about her clients and their cases. She has very good instincts as an experienced attorney. Brooke takes the time to listen and she truly cares about the people she represents. Brooke's law firm is very well run and they handled my divorce and custody case. I would highly recommend Brooke and McMorrow Law.
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Posted by Jake | January 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I turned to Brooke after hiring another firm to initiate my divorce, however that firm failed miserably and took thou$and$ of dollars. Sadie immediately went to work on my case, filing only necessary motions, arguing what needed to be done, and getting it done. She did in 8 months what my previous firm failed to do over 3 years, and at half the cost. My divorce was resolved fairly and reasonably with McMorrow Law there every step of the way. I've worked with attorneys my entire career and would absolutely recommend McMorrow Law.
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Posted by Paul | May 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Brooke helped us with a difficult family issue Complicating the issue was the fact that it was an interstate issue but Brooke prevailed. We never felt as though she wasn’t completely involved in solving our problem. She was in constant contact with us and while the issue became more complicated as she progressed, she never lost a step. She pitched a perfect game.
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Posted by Larkin | February 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Got the job done!
This review is unique in that Brooke represented my husband in divorce proceedings. The lawyer I hired, Deborah Iwanyshyn, I could fill this page with complaints, but this is about Brooke. I feel Brooke kept interest in what is best and fair with both parties in my divorce. After dismissing my lawyer, I was able to speak with Brooke and she wasted no time in completing the process. I got replies to emails in the same day with the up most professional responses. I believe Brooke truly cares about her clients and gets a 5 star in my review!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and Effective!
I have been working with Brooke McMorrow for a few years now. She is a wonderful attorney who knows and cares about my situation. Brooke is always available when I need to speak with her about something, and is great at calming me down when the stress and anxiety get the best of me. She is fair and effective in handling my case, and explains the process in a way that I can understand. I truly enjoy working with her, and feel taken care of by her law firm. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a family law attorney!
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Posted by Aaron "Big Monk" Leonard | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Leonard Estate
I found Brooke's firm via surfing the web. I live in another state but, needed estate legal services regarding the passing of my mother who lived in the city I grew up in. Brooke and her team walked me through all I needed to do, what I could expect and helped me to establish the estate and informed me of all that was happening throughout the process. I had no idea what to expect as I'd never been through this before. I provided all the information needed for her firm to complete the tasks and was constantly informed via email, calls, texts and regular mail about the progression of the estate established through her firm. I was pleasantly surprised that the estate ended 3 months before what I was told to expect and her firm did a thorough job of making sure every thing was completed concisely and most important to me-legally. They even sent some cash back to me left over from the fees submitted for the completion of the estate. I would use McMorrow Law again if needed and I will recommend them in the future to people I know.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good, efficient and personable
The wife and I hired Brooke to finally put together our personal property, will and trust. Now that one is off our bucket list. My experience was such that I recommended her to a family member to do the same.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!
Excellent lawyer! With my minor case, she really made me feel comfortable and assured me that everything would be fine in the end. Answered any of my questions no matter when I had them and was always available whenever I needed her.
Posted by Lori | July 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful!
I spent hours online looking for a family law attorney for my sister. Ms McMorrow returned my email inquiry the next day (on the weekend). I am confident my sister is in good hands during this difficult time.
Posted by Shelley | March 11, 2015
Relieved to find her!
My husband handed me divorce papers. I was devastated. He told me that I needed to find an attorney and that made me sick to my stomach. I met with a few and I felt like I was entering into a world of debt and just another number in a big firm. I was sick about it. I paid $14 in parking in the city when meeting with the first attorney, and I knew that alone would kill my budget. I looked on the internet to find someone north of the city. I was so relieved and thankful to find Brooke McMorrow. I felt a connection with her immediately. Her office was easy to find, it was soothing and relaxing without any hubbub, that I felt In the city. She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. She handed me a box of tissues and listened to my story. She allowed me to grieve through the process. When I was interviewing other attorneys, I felt like I was in a business meeting. But, not with Brooke. She quickly felt more like a friend. My divorce ended up costing significantly less than others that I had known going through this process. I am so thankful to Brooke and her staff for being there for me legally when I could barely get through a conversation without crying. She has represented me in such a professional manner. I trust her completely and I know she has my back. There are things that continue to come up with my ex and I am thankful that I still have Brooke to help me through this uncharted territory.
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Posted by Sue | February 3, 2015
Attorney McMorrow helped me during a very difficult time
It’s been a little over two years since I first contacted Attorney McMorrow. My boss had referred me when I was going through a very difficult time with the possibility of divorce looming. Although we never actually met, she took time out of her day to return my anxiety-laden telephone calls and answer my numerous questions. She must have sensed from our conversations that there was hope for my husband and me. I took her advice and found a great marriage counselor. My husband and I have since worked out our differences and are stronger than ever in our relationship. Although Attorney McMorrow and I fortunately never had to work together on any divorce, she helped me so much.
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Posted by Amanda | December 30, 2014
Life saver!
I had been trying to figure out how to go about all of the encompassing processes of getting divorced for about a year before I met Brooke. (not easy to navigate, when you literally have no clue where to begin) Brooke swooped in and put my mind at ease. It's hard enough to live your life, work, take care of children and a home; and then also a divorce?! Brooke was able to navigate all of the things that i was clueless to. She gave me paperwork, told me exactly what papers and things that i would need to gather, and was always available whenever i needed her. She took on another attorney with the utmost professionalism and also great restraint. (I won't name the other attorney) She made a terrible time in my life much more manageable and was more than fair with billing and monetary things. After my divorce and a few motions filed, i was divorced! Then came the name change. My partner and I were both changing our names and needed to do so before our baby was born. Brooke also helped with this exciting time in our lives! When we came to her for the name change we also decided to do our Living Will and Power of Attorney, She has changed our lives and given us the sense of security that a few years ago seemed impossible. She is simply an amazing, strong, compassionate and very intelligent woman. I would and have recommended her to anyone who is struggling through a divorce or family legal things.
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Posted by Sharon | November 18, 2014
Reconciliation of my mother's estate
Brooke Mcmorrow and her staff were great collaborators in guiding me through the legal components of reconciling my mother's estate. They never failed to be patient always willing to reiterate what and whys behind what needed to be done. Always compassionate and understanding yet objective with the emotions that surfaced with family members. Very thorough in their communication. The i's were always dotted and the t's were always crossed. Brooke worked hard to keep the taxes consequences to a minimum and her referral of an accountant was equally easy to work with and very available to respond to family questions. The few glitches were addressed immediately with no harm done. If I had any criticism if would relate to the initial engagement especially when the executor has never done this before and might be overwhelmed and hesitant to ask questions relate to the legalese. They might need to dumb it down more assuming that their client is reluctant to show their lack of knowledge and is still numb from the death of a loved one. My experience overall was great. Brooke and her associates were highly professional.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2014
GRATEFUL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS !
Attorney McMorrow represented my husband and I in a custody situation that ultimately lead us to adopt our great-grandaughter whom we had from the time she was born. We have actually recommended her to others we have spoken to. She was knowledgeable and professional in and out of the courtroom, but at the same time, Attorney McMorrow had a calming reassurance, personable manner, and quiet confidence about her even in the height of the worst situations; times that seemed chaotic and uncertain to my husband and I. Our case was a bit unique due to the fact that we were the first great-grandparents to enter into a custody battle against our daughter who is the child's biological grandmother (in the state of Pennsylvania). She guided us through a long custody battle of approximately 3 years in duration and in addition, successfully through the adoption process. We can't thank her enough for all that she's done. We "highly" recommend Atty. McMorrow to anyone seeking services in her areas of expertise. Thank you for the opportunity to do this review.
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Posted by Danielle | September 4, 2014
Trusted and invaluable attorney
Brooke has been my attorney in a child custody case in Allegheny County throughout the years long process. In what is an extremely frustrating and arduous situation - and draining to any parent or guardian, she was not only up front with me about my options but also explained clearly what was going on in each phase of the process. It's invaluable to have someone who you trust, and are confident in with this situation. She will tell you what you need to know to make informed decisions, and she presents all options and possible outcomes. At each step in the process, you are aware of the risks, and know that whatever route you are taking, she is doing whatever she can to help you reach your desired outcome. In what is an emotional situation, she will keep you grounded, logical, and on task - this is invaluable. I did not know her when this started, but now consider her a trusted and valuable part of my - and my child's life. Should you find yourself in a situation needing guidance and honest advice, I cannot offer a higher recommendation than Brooke.
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Posted by Anthony | December 8, 2013
Very Helpful, Knowledgeable & Personable
Brooke, took on our case to attain Legal Guardianship for our special needs daughter. Through the process she was very helpful in explaining what we needed to do, how to prepare for our day in court and what to expect during the process. She was excellent in her follow up and took time to explain the legal dialect/consequences in terms that the common person would understand. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Christine | September 22, 2013
Extremely professional and reputable attorney
Brooke handled Guardianship of our special needs son. She was very professional and well prepared for the hearing. The entire proceeding went very smoothly. She sent very thorough follow-up instructions detailing our responsibilities as guardians. We are very grateful for all of her help, and would highly recommend Brooke.
Posted by John | September 20, 2013
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Brooke helped us with our adopted daughters guardianship, she did it, all we had to do was sign the papers when finished. It was so good not to have to worry about this. Brooke was so helpful in every area.
Posted by Stephanie | September 19, 2013
Superior Lawyer
I was referred to Brooke McMorrow to assist me in a very complicated guardianship case. She was able to make this emotional and physical draining procedure process endurable. Mrs. McMorrow provided sound legal advice, with a personal touch that allowed me to successfully protect a family member. Her legal knowledge and her attention to her clients are superior. Mrs. McMorrow even contacted me while she was on vacation to make sure I was up kept abreast of what was going on with my case. If you are looking for a highly competent lawyer who cares about her clients, then look no further. I highly recommend Brooke McMorrow to anyone who is need of her services.
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Posted by Steve & Jackie Dietrich | September 18, 2013
Ms. McMorrow a lawyer who cares
Ms. McMorrow was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the guardianship issues surrounding our handicapped son, it was a blessing and pleasure to have her working for us.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • McMorrow Law, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Brooke B. McMorrow, Attorney at Law
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Monroe County (Ny) Public Defenders Office
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Executive Council
  • 2011 - Present
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Assocation of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2006 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Sole and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Adoption Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Vintage, Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh
  • Active Member
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Junior League of Rochester
  • Active Member
  • 2001 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • New England School of Law
  • 2000

Publications

  • Diamond Run Living
  • A New Way to Part Ways: Collaborative Divorce
  • 2014
  • In Community Magazine-North Allegheny
  • Have You Considered a Collaborative Divorce?
  • 2014
  • In Community Magazine-North Allegheny
  • Protecting Your Special Needs Child
  • 2014
  • North HIlls Monthly Magazine
  • The Pros and Cons of International Adoption
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • IGE/WLD 2nd Annual Business Development Summit for Women Attorneys
  • Starting a Successful Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • 2014
  • Bench Bar
  • Making it Rain
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (12)
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Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke is a lawyer who I ENJOY dealing with. She's friendly, but businesslike and to-the-point. When I refer potential clients to her, I always tell them "You're going to like working with Brooke." And I MEAN it!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke McMorrow has played many different roles in my legal career and life over the past decade: friend, fellow volunteer, fellow woman business owner, fierce but fair opposing counsel, former BNI networking partner, co-presenter for Allegheny County Bar Association programs on growing a law practice, and trusted legal counsel to my clients who require her family law or estate planning services. She is not only an asset to the legal community but a good person. I recommend McMorrow Law Firm, LLC without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke McMorrow is a very knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated professional. I often refer my clients to her to handle their family law and divorce matters. I can highly recommend her and her firm."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is a passionate advocate for her clients, always taking the time to listen and understand what each individual hopes to accomplish. She works diligently and goes above and beyond for every client."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is a pleasure to work with and a very talented attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is a very professional lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Family Law. If I need this type of assistance, I would definitely contact Attorney McMorrow,"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's experienced, smart, caring, & open-minded. I would hire her to handle my own family law matter!"
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brooke McMorrow is a professional at the top of her craft. She is open to developing innovative solutions and alternatives to litigation but will also fully engage in an adversarial dispute when that becomes appropriate. Brooke is widely respected by her clients and fellow members of the bar."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her work in estate planning, family and domestic law. She is an asset to the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to client service."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is an excellent mentor and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brooke is an exceptional family law attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting attorney McMorrow several years ago. Throughout that time, I have only known her to be a dedicated and caring advocate for her clients. Ms. McMorrow has my utmost trust and respect."
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Wexford Family Lawyer Brooke Beares McMorrow
Brooke Beares McMorrow
Family Attorney
Wexford, PA
Licensed for 21 years