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Liberty J. Weyandt has been with Margolis Edelstein since 2001. Her practice is focused in Family Law, Collaborative Law, Employment Litigation and Estates and Probate.


 


In her Family Law practice, Liberty handles matters related to divorce, equitable distribution, support, child custody, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and protection from abuse matters. In addition to handling traditional family law litigation matters in Court, Liberty is also a trained Collaborative Law Attorney and Mediator. Through her Collaborative Law practice, clients can choose an alternative dispute resolution process in which the parties and their attorneys work together to resolve their disputes respectfully and civilly, without ever going to Court. Her Collaborative practice is not limited to divorce, as civil, probate and employment matters can also be handled collaboratively.


 


In her employment law practice, Liberty handles cases involving a multitude of prohibited work place discrimination and harassment changes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, such as gender, sexual, religious, national origin, racial, and pregnancy discrimination and harassment, in addition to matters under the Family Medical Leave Act, the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Wage and Labor Act, and the Age Discrimination Act. Liberty is currently developing a Civil Collaborative Law practice, as the Civil Chair of the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, to provide clients with a valuable alternative to traditional litigation.


 


 


Liberty also is able to assist clients in estate planning, by drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives/Living Wills, as well as estate probate.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 50%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Probate: 10%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca Anne Myers

    Over the years I have had several cases with Liberty. I have always found her to be very prepared, highly knowledgable regarding the applicable law and very attentive to her clients needs. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Rebecca Myers Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Stephen Paul Plonski

    Liberty is an outstanding lawyer who is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to her practice of law. I highly recommend Liberty to anyone needing legal representation in family law related matters.

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    Stephen Plonski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Margolis Edelstein

525 William Penn Place
Suite 3300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200206/25/2016
PAActive200104/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPittsburgh Magazine2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarPittsburgh Magazine2015
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarPittsburgh Magazine2014
Rising StarPittsburgh Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pittsburgh’s Legal LeadersMuscular Dystrophy Association2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar Association, Collaborative Law CommitteeCo-Vice-Chair2016 - Present
St. Paul's United Methodist ChurchChurch Council and Children's Ministries Chair2014 - Present
Collaborative Law Committe of Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PennsylvaniaCivil Litigation Chair2011 - Present
Collaborative Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PennsylvaniaN/A2007 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/A2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationEmployment SectionN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationFamily SectionN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
River's Club Young Executive CouncilVice-Chair2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cauvel v. Schwan's Home ServiceN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Employment Law Institute WestCivil Collaborative Practice: An Alternative Technique for Resolving Your Case2015
The Pittsburgh Divorce GuideCollaborative Law: A Family-Friendly Option to Traditional Adversarial Divorce Litigation2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Webster UniversityHistory/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Information SersisVIP's - Very Important Papers2015
Employment Law Institute WestCivil Collaborative Practice: An Alternative Technique for Resolving Your Case2015
Continuing Legal EducationCollaborative Law is Catching On in PA, and It's Just Not For Family Lawyers2011
Student SeminarGender Issues In The Workplace2009