Carla Schiff Donnelly joined Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. in 2013 and was named a Principal of the firm in 2016. She focuses her practice on divorce litigation, with a concentration on high asset financial and complex custody issues, including grandparent rights matters. She also specializes in preparing and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Ms. Donnelly is committed to protecting children in custody cases and has served as a Guardian ad Litem. She is a participant in the Children’s Issues Sub-Committee of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Children’s Rights Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Donnelly practiced family law for more than 11 years at Stern and Edlin, P.C., a leading domestic relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Donnelly was named a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers and one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine and selected for inclusion into the 2013 Edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. She was also a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Georgia and served on the board of the Visions Anew Institute, a nonprofit organization in the Atlanta area whose mission is to assist individual through the divorce process with information, integrity, and dignity.
Ms. Donnelly is a founding member of the Smart Divorce Institute, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is on the Council of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the PBA and has served on the PBA House of Delegates.
Ms. Donnelly believes in approaching family law cases with a win-win mindset and has represented clients in more than 100 mediations. That said, when an amicable resolution is not possible, she is an experienced litigator. Ms. Donnelly prides herself on being caring, creative, thorough and tenacious.