Attorney Rebecca Canterbury handles all areas of family law and criminal defense with a special focus on domestic violence and child custody. A skilled negotiator and trial lawyer, Attorney Canterbury provides strong advocacy and genuine compassion for clients in complex, high-conflict cases often involving allegations of parental alienation and physical abuse. She has successfully obtained criminal-record expungements for people across Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Attorney Canterbury routinely writes on family law and criminal defense issues for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In her published writings, she has spotlighted critical issues involving child custody, Protection From Abuse (PFA), and criminal-record expungements.
During law school, Attorney Canterbury represented clients at PFA and child custody hearings while working for Neighborhood Legal Services Association and the Duquesne University School of Law Family Law Clinic. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kevin G. Sasinoski of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Criminal Division, as well as for several private law firms in Pittsburgh focusing on criminal defense and family law.
While serving as president of the Family Law Society at Duquesne University School of Law, Attorney Canterbury organized and moderated a symposium to address whether Pennsylvania's PFA law strikes the right balance for protecting domestic-violence victims while also curbing false claims of abuse. She continues her affiliation with Duquesne University School of Law mentoring graduates in preparation for the Pennyslvania Bar Examination.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Attorneys for Family Law in Pennsylvania||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorneys||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2018|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorney||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2018|
|10 Best Attorneys for Family Law In Pennsylvania||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Volunteer Appreciation||Allegheny County Bar Association||2017|
|Attorney||Spivak Law Firm||2016 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Kevin G. Sasinoski of Court of Common Pleas||2015 - 2016|
|Certified Legal Intern||Neighborhood Legal Services Association||2015 - 2016|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of Casey D. White||2013 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Neighborhood Legal Services Association||Volunteer Attorney||2016 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Matrimonial American Inn of Court||Member||2017 - 2018|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||'Boot Camp' for Trial Lawyers: Scholarship Recipients Discuss Weeklong UVA Program||2018|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||Changes to ADR Rules will Affect Procedure for Bringing Sanctions||2018|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||WILL's nine-month program kicks off preparing women attorneys for leadership positions||2018|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||New Law Seals Misdemeanor Convictions From Public View||2017|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Clean the Slate in Pennsylvania||2016|
|Duquesne University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|Duquesne University||Bachelor of Arts||2012|
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