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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Divorce Lawyers in Pittsburgh||Expertise||2016|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Pulitzer Prize (nominee)||Pulitzer Prize Board||2008|
|Bartlow Award for Public Interest Journalism (finalist)||Northwestern University||2008|
|Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism (finalist)||University of California at Los Angeles||2008|
|First Amendment Award||Society of Professional Journalists||2008|
|National Mental Health Association Award||National Mental Health Association||2006|
|Education Writers Association Award||University of Maryland||2006|
|Investigative Reporters and Editors Certificate||Investigative Reporters and Editors||2006|
|Attorney and Owner||Spivak Law Firm||2011 - Present|
|Contract Attorney||Robert Peirce & Associates, PC||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Public Defender's Office, Colorado||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Social Security Law Group||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Attorney's Office, Denver||2009 - 2009|
|Investigative Reporter||Houston Press||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lawyers Journal (ACBA)||Collateral Consequences||2017|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Clean The Slate In Pennsylvania||2017|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Crack Down On Domestic Violence In Allegheny County||2015|
|At Issue (PA Bar)||Curbing Abuses in Pennsylvania's PFA Law||2013|
|The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Improve Pennsylvania's Domestic-Abuse Law||2013|
|Pittsburgh Post-Gazette||Child Custody for Rapists?||2012|
|At Issue (PA Bar)||Child Custody Rights and Restrictions in Pennsylvania||2012|
|At Issue (PA Bar)||My First PFA Client||2012|
|Spivak Law Firm Blog||Client Relieved as PFA Gets Dropped||2012|
|Spivak Law Firm Blog||What to Expect at Your PFA Hearing||2012|
|Spivak Law Firm Blog||Child Custody Rights in Pennsylvania||2012|
|Houston Press||Toxic Town (Personal Injury, Class Action Lawsuits)||2007|
|Houston Press||Heads You Lose, Tails You Lose (Consumer Protection)||2007|
|Houston Press||Whose Best Interests? (Family Guardianship)||2007|
|Houston Press||Run Over by Metro (Personal Injury, Municipal Law)||2006|
|Houston Press||Cut Short (Education Law)||2006|
|University of Colorado School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2011|
|Albert A. List College||N/A||Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Allegheny County Expungement Day||How to Erase Or Seal Your Criminal Record||2017|
|Duquesne University School of Law||Protection From Abuse (PFA) Reform Symposium||2015|
|Jim Richards Showgram - CFRB Newstalk 1010||Representing Clients Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse||2012|
Posted by anonymous
Todd was truly an advocate for my son. He was available for all of our questions, he went above and beyond to sort out a serious injustice and expose the ulterior motives behind it and avoid an unnecessary hearing. He negotiated well on my son's behalf and gave him a generous discount on his services as a courtesy.
I would highly recommend Todd if you want a thorough, highly effective, calm strong voice of reason and a successful outcome.
We seriously cannot thank him enough for all of his help.
Posted by Nate
Todd helped me handle an abrupt devasting situation with the highest level of professionalism. I was served, without warning, with a fabricated bogus PFA. I'm in law enforcement and a PFA has the possibility of destroying my career. I also have two small children and the amount of stress I was under from the PFA was unbelievable. I emailed Todd late Fri night and he called me back early SATURDAY morning. I explained my case and the allegations. He did request most of the fee upfront, but it was reasonable and worth the cost. I met with him at his office and went over the entire PFA. He was calm, knowledgable, and detailed about everything. He gave me hope and relieved a lot of my stress. On the hearing date he was able to get the PFA withdrawn and vacated without even going into a hearing. He worked diligintly ton negotiate terms on a private agreement with my ex-wife. He caught several cruel demands that her and her lawyer tried to sneak in. I was able to leave feeling like we had the best possible outcome. He even called my Police Chief to assure him that the PFA system was abused by my Ex-wife and that I was not guilty of any misconduct. I would recommend him to anyone needing some one to trust when it seems your whole world is falling apart.
Posted by Cindi
Mr. Spivak was extremely through in handling a long difficult child custody situation.
He provided honest helpful information to me in order to protect my child.
He's dedicated to the BEST interest of his clients and the wellbeing of their children.
I personally cannot express strongly enough the respect and gratitude I have for Mr. Spivak for what he’s done for my family!
I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a loyal dedicated Family Law Attorney.
Avram Rosen, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I recently referred a prior custody client to Atty. Spivak. I made the referral based upon Todd's excellent aptitude as an opposing counsel and his passionate but rational attitude towards his work. That former client just told me how much she liked Todd and how grateful she was for the referral. I would not refer a client to any attorney unless I had the utmost confidence in that attorney's ability, character and diligence. I have that confidence in Attorney Spivak.
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