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Allison Danielle Gaffen

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Allison

Learn Allison’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Summary Offenses, Drug Charges

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Primary custody, shared custody, partial custody, and supervised visitation

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Alimony

  4. Family
    20%
    Support, Protection Orders; Divorce and Custody cases are listed under their respective sections

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUI and other alcohol-related offenses

Attorney Allison Gaffen focuses her practice in the areas of family law and criminal defense. Ms. Gaffen's family law practice includes representing clients in divorce, custody, and support proceedings. She also represents clients in DUI, underage drinking, drug cases, and domestic violence cases in criminal court. 

Ms. Gaffen is admitted to practice law before the state courts in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), the ACBA Family Law Section, the ACBA Women in the Law Division, and the ACBA Criminal Law Section.

Ms. Gaffen received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She was a topics editor on the University of Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. While at Pitt Law, Ms. Gaffen participated in the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition. She was also awarded the John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate from Pitt Law. At Pitt Law, Allison was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International.

​Ms. Gaffen obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College, where she majored in Psychology and Political Science and minored in Family Studies.

Location

Law Office of Allison Gaffen
310 Grant Street, Suite 1027
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Allison Gaffen
  • 2012 - Present
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Southwestern PA Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Family Law Intern
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Clinic Intern
  • Southwestern PA Legal Services
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Grove City College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Women in the Law Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorneys Against Hunger
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Civil Litigation
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2011
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2011
  • Topics Editor
  • Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law
  • 2010
  • Honors in Political Science
  • Grove City College
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Grove City College
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Law
  • Divorce
  • 2017
  • Domestic Law
  • Support
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a knowledgeable advocate for family law clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allison since we attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law at the same time. She is very knowledgeable and a fierce advocate for her clients. I would recommend her."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"Allison is well-respected among judges, attorneys and clients alike. She gives a 110% for her clients and offers great advise. I happily endorse Ms. Gaffen."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While she is relatively new to Avvo, Ms. Gaffen clearly has a solid grasp on the law and she offers concise practical advice. She is a great resource for the Avvo community and I am looking forward to her future contributions. James Frederick"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gaffen's answers on Avvo reflect that she is knowledgeable and an aggressive advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gaffen, whom I have known for several years. She is diligent and motivated, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking counsel in her practice areas."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this up and coming lawyer."
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