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Renee Colbert

Family Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.8   22 reviews
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
    Oklahoma - OK 39 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1984
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Renee

Learn Renee’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Domestic Litigation and Mediation - Custody, Grandparent Rights, Step-Parent Adoption, Same Sex Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, BHA Expungement, Juvenile Dependency, Divorce, and Family Interests

    38 years, 1,150 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Sex Offenses, Violent Crimes, Juvenile Delinquency, DUI, ARD, License Suspension, Record Expungement

    38 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Wills and living wills
    Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Will, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate

    38 years, 116 cases



Domestic Litigation and Mediation, Criminal, Juvenile, Wills/Trusts, and DUI

Child Custody


BHA Expungement
Private Termination of Parental Rights

Juvenile CYS Dependency

Juvenile Delinquency

Divorce & Property Division - Business Dissolution & Stock Transfer

Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Probate

Criminal  Defense

DUI, ARD, License Suspension, Record Expungement



Reviews by Business Professionals:


I have worked with Renee in the recent past when I was an outside consultant for Renee’s company; working directly with her for approximately five years.  She is hard working, knowledgeable and diligent in her follow up and communication.  Renee worked with all legal aspects of contracts, tax issues and estate plans for high wealth business owners .  I found her to be a person of high character and a great pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend her and consider her a valuable asset to any team.  I would welcome working with her again.    Mark Ulishney, CPA, Case Sabatini (2/27/15)

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Contact Renee

Colbert Law
P.O. Box 81098
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217
Renee Colbert
125 Technology Drive
Canonsburg, PA, 15317
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4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessica | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Renee helped me so much. She understood my complex situation and protected me when possible. Caring and made sure I made decisions that were right for me.
Posted by Dereck | July 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very dependable
I was driving on a suspended license and thought the worse outcome possible when going in front of the judge. Renee kept in touch with me over the months when in was rescheduled numerous times. When we finally met in front of the judge for the last time, she managed to get the case dismissed!!!
Response from Renee Colbert July 20, 2021
Thank you for sticking with your defense and staying calm over the numerous administrative COVID continuances. It's been a long ride to a fantastic finish. I'm so happy for you with this DISMISSAL!!
Posted by Jeff | May 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
personal, caring and dynamic attorney
I reached out to Renee to get a second opinion on the expungement for my DUI. I'm in the ARD program and she is helping to expedite the expungement process. The attorney that represented me during my DUI trial said there was nothing else I could do to get the DUI off of my record early. Renee is looking at different angles and moving forward with helping to resolve this matter. I also received two summary charges that do not look good on my record for future job opportunities. She is helping me to appeal these charges when two other attorneys told me there was nothing I could do. Renee is very intelligent, aggressive and most importantly I could tell she cared about me and my stressful situation. That is very hard to find especially when one approaches an attorney for the first time. I highly recommend Renee for any legal issues. Jeff V.
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Posted by Robin | January 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expungement advice
I recommend Ms. Colbert without reservation. Twice in five years she has given me common sense advice on criminal matters. She returns phone calls the same day, listens carefully to the issues, and thoughtfully gives her professional opinion. Today, she recommended not to spend hard earned dollars on expunging a DUI because of my personal circumstances/record. What she said made perfect sense. Thank you, Ms Colbert!
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Posted by George | May 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super glad I chose her
Renee treats you more like Family than as a client. She is handling an ongoing Estate case for me. What should have been a straightforward probate has developed some twists and unexpected turns. Renee has taken everything in stride, and guided me through the process. She always returns my calls, texts and emails in a timely manor. Five (5) stars is not a high enough rating for this Attorney. My highest recommendation.
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Posted by Billy | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney around!!
She is vary fast to return calls, she is a vary nice person. She will go out her way to help you as much as possible! She looks into every detail of your case and finds the best options for you she will fight until your satisfied. She doesn’t let the courts walk on you she will do her best everytime. she is a vary outgoing person. Thank you Renne.
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Response from Renee Colbert April 14, 2019
Thank you for this Review and Recommendation. Working together, we will continue to achieve success! I am your fan!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great lawyer for over 30 years.
I consulted with Ms Colbert in 1984 regarding a legal problem I had in Oklahoma. I found her to be very intelligent, creative, hard working and well organized. Ms Colbert takes care of business and gets the job done.
Response from Renee Colbert January 25, 2017
I am grateful for this good review and kind memories. Oklahoma is my heart and soul. I remain committed to "get the job done". Thank you for reminding me of the importance!
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and quick to help!
Renee Colbert was quick to return my call. She immediately started helping with her extensive and skilled experience. She is understanding and will quickly answer and return calls and give immediate advice.
Response from Renee Colbert January 25, 2017
Thank you for this posting. Some times it's hard when court proceedings take precedence over return calls and I appreciate your understanding that your case is # 1 with me.
Posted by Shianne Kampf | November 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After a difficult divorce and many tears...Renee always always had my back and made me look forward to finally finding myself.
Posted by Jessica | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker !!
Renee was my attorney for a 2nd DUI-- I was facing 90 days in jail or 6 months house arrest plus 5 years probation. Renee was not only 100% supportive of me, but she got my sentencing reduced SIGNIFICANTLY--- I was able to move to a different state to continue changing my life for the positive and be near my own personal support system. Renee is EXTREMELY DEDICATED and TRULY a GIFTED attorney. She has continued to check in on me to see how I'm doing and if there is anything I need from her. She has gone way above and beyond her job--- she worked a miracle for me truly!!! I will FOREVER be grateful to her and I would recommend her to anyone!! She is amazing! I would hire her again in a heartbeat
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Posted by Amy | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can not get better than Renee Colbert
Renee took on for me, two custody cases pertaining to my two sons. She is amazing truely. A situation that could have turned out just awful, Renee was able, due to her knowledge of the law and her whole heart in, gave me back my babies. I will say this if you feel you have a hopeless situation and you need someone on your side, call Colbert and Company. You won't regret it.
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Response from Renee Colbert April 7, 2016
Never say never. I am grateful for your comment.
Posted by Jeff | February 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Let me say this is one lady who means business. She knows he laws inside and out. She went above and beyond for me, and helped me through a very rough time, with caring and compassion. She recommended things that I should do that would help, and gave me a very extensive understanding of what was going on at all points in my case. I am very pleased with all the effort she has put into my cases
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Posted by Pamela | April 18, 2015
Best in the Business
There is a reason that Renee was selected to be part of our corporate legal employee benefit, and that is due to her depth of knowledge, responsiveness to her clients, and overall professionalism. I was fortunate to find her via Hewlett Packard's employee legal program which is very selective of those lawyers who are part of the program. My personal experience showed an attorney with a high degree of responsiveness, a wide base of knowledge, one who is well integrated into the the local, and state legal systems, with an established reputation with the legal community, essential in this state to succeed. Renee gives the facts, so you know what you hear is accurate and most current. My legal needs were addressed quickly and resolved. Her court manner is one of no nonsense but based on respect for the law. Anyone using Renee's services is in the top legal hands in Pa.
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Posted by Chanta | April 17, 2015
She was great at responding to me if I tried to contact her. She always kept me informed and she did great at resolving my case. Great for someone who needs a lawyer they can trust and count on.
Posted by Michael | April 17, 2015
Amazing Lawyer
I just finished a criminal case, and without the help of Renee I do not think I could have made it through. Renee is a great lawyer. She handled my case with precision. I was very impressed with her legal knowledge as well as her knowledge of the workings within Washington County. Renee did everything that she said she would for the case and more. Renee returned all phone calls in texts in a very timely manner. She was caring, always taking the time out of her schedule to talk with me. I would highly recommend Renee Colbert.
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Posted by Jim | March 30, 2015
Renee Colbert is the BEST!
Renee Colbert is an OUTSTANDING attorney!!! She knows the business inside and out, and is always looking out for the best interests of her clients. I refer many of my clients to her because I know they will be in good hands! She is very easy to talk to, personable, and you can call her anytime. She always gets back to you. Thanks for all you do Renee!
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Posted by Raymond | March 4, 2015
Renee Colbert
outstanding, professional most caring, attorney I've ever meet and help resolve a mess my son was involved in,thanks again Renee Colbert.
Posted by Patricia | March 3, 2015
Medical Emergency
I encountered a medical emergency at a conference in Pittsburg, attended by Renee' Colbert. Renee was able to contact my family in Harrisburg, PA and Salisbury, NC. Renee assisted my family with my insurance coverage, employment contacts, and visited me on many occasions of my three weeks in the hospital. My medical leave was approved between my surgeon and my employer by Renee. Renee contacted me to make sure every thing was going according to the law. I am very grateful having Renee assisting me and my family. I would recommend Renee Colbert as a lawyer to assist anyone with various problems in their life. She will assist and help to solve your problems.
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Posted by Del | February 26, 2015
Highly Recommend Renee
My son had a legal issue and contacted Renee and she was very prompt and resolved the issue very promptly for our family. Renee was upfront with us on the possible outcomes and was in constant communication with us during the entire process. I highly recommend her and her services.
Posted by Mary | February 25, 2015
Would hire her again
Ms. Colbert really helped my son. She has a great understanding of the law and used this knowledge to help us through the legal system.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Colbert & Company
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • WG Tomko, inc
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Program Director
  • Western School of Business
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Contract Attorney
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • 1996 - 2000
  • President, Project Manager
  • Red Earth World Environmental, Inc.
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Managing Attorney
  • Colbert Associates
  • 1985 - 1992
  • Associate Attorney
  • Steed, Gipson, Johnson, and McMains
  • 1984 - 1985
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  • Dartmouth College
  • Certificate
  • 1996
  • University of Oklahoma
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • DUI Highest BAC Reduced
  • Plea to reduced charge
  • Juvenile Decertified in Criminal Case
  • Plea to juvenile adjudication
  • Criminal Charges Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
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  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Lawyer Referral
  • 2011 - Present
  • US District Court, Western District, Historical Commitee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 50 Best Women in Business
  • Pennsylvania Governor
  • 1996


  • Keep It Clean: Environmental Audits of Home Care Agencies
  • 1993
  • Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • Enforcement of Attorney Liens in Family Law
  • 1991
  • Oklahoma Bar Journal, Vol. 61, No. 30
  • Tax Intercept for Collection of Child Support: The Practitioner Meets the Beast
  • 1990
  • American Indian Law Journal
  • Judgments: Brothers Fighting Over Indian Money: The Right of Seminole Freedmen to a Portion of the Indian Claims Commission Judgment Fund
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sovernty Symposium
  • Jurisdictional Impact on Indian Housing Authorities
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Renee really cares about her clients. She is dedicated to helping her clients get the best results. She is a zealous advocate and great negotiator. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Renee and I worked in varying roles in a family law case. She provided excellent advocacy for her client and did so in a professional manner."
General practice Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Renee's prior experience has provided both a broad outlook and a practical perspective. She is diligent and reasonable - just the right temperament for the type of legal work that she does."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Colbert exhibits professionalism and courtesy while also vehemently advocating on behalf of her clients. She is an asset to the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Colbert skillfully represented a contractor on a project that developed serious problems. As Owner's counsel, I was impressed with her ability to apply reason and logic to avoid a full-blown law suit. Due to her involvement, the parties were able to reach a fair resolution."
Construction and development
Construction and development
Employment and labor
Construction and development