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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    18 years
  2. Business: 50%
    29 years



Hourly ($335-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • N. Leah Fink

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Acheson is a stellar advocate for her clients and a compassionate , hard working lawyer.


    N. Fink Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mary Kelemen McDonald

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients and relatives to Amy. She has always provided prompt and excellent services. I have high regard for her integrity, ability and knowledge in a difficult and changing area of law.


    Mary McDonald Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St Ste 4300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2014
Elected as Member, The Order of the CoifThe Order of the Coif1987
Cum LaudeUniversity of South Carolina1987
Member, Order of the Wig & RobeUniversity of South Carolina1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding and Managing PartnerAcheson Legal2004 - Present
Of CounselOgg, Cordes, Murphy & Ignelzi2000 - 2004
ShareholderBerger Law Firm, PC1995 - 2000
AttorneyReed Smith Shaw & McClay1987 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysEditor2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationFee Dispute Committee2010 - Present
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Inc.Board of Directors1999 - 2012
American Bar Association, Federal Judiciary Standing CommitteeFormer Executive Committee Member1992 - 1994
Allegheny County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionFormer Executive Committee Member1990 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Pittsburgh v. Board of Property Assessment, Appeal & ReviewWon on appeal
Cavaliere v. Duff's Business InstituteWon on behalf of private school and its parent company
Berrington v. BerringtonSupreme Court set forth valuation rules.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Insurance JournalAttorney - Client Privilege - Sword or Shield?1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Haverford CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medicaid Update, FacultyEstate Planning2014
Advanced Elder Law Seminar, FacultyEstates and Estate Planning2014