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Gail Caryn Calderwood

Divorce and separation Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

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About Gail

Learn Gail’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    25 years

  2. Child custody

    25 years

  3. Child support

    25 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials

    25 years

  5. Domestic violence

    25 years

  6. Family
    My practice is concentrated in family law, including complex divorce cases and complex support and alimony litigation, prenuptial agreements, parental custody, grandparent custody, stepparent adoptions, and both interstate and international cases. I also practice the collaborative law style of dispute resolution, as an alternative to litigation, for those clients who prefer an alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, I prepare basic Wills and Powers of Attorney for my clients

    25 years

Licensed for 24 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Gail Caryn Calderwood
Raphael Ramsden & Behers, PC
437 Grant Street, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


1.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ditto to the Previous 1 Star Review
I felt Gail was more sympathetic to my ex-spouse's situation, and not as much as mine or my child's plight! During our support negotiation, she didn't "fight" for my son, and instead, advised me to settle for a payment BELOW the minimum recommended payment! I went back later on my own (after she charged me for a very expensive fee to let the court know she no longer represented me) and got more money. I did more on my own without paying her very expensive fees!
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Posted by Jane | March 10, 2013
Not Worth the Money
Gail was never able to really listen to me, nor did she advocate for me as I thought a true "Super" attorney would. At the end of my two year QDRO case, I wrote Gail, and her two partners, a letter outlining 5 areas in which I was dissatisfied with Gail's work. No one ever answered me. Gail and her firm are very expensive. I would never recommend her. Use someone else who may really listen to you, work for you, and not cost as much.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair of Program Committee & Member of Council
  • 2008 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chair of Program Committee & former Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court - Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Past President
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers/Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers/Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers/Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers/Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • ACBF & Metz Louis Pro Bono Project Training Event
  • ACBF Pro Bono Appellate Program Training CLE
  • 2012
  • PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting
  • Update of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Impacting Adult Family Law
  • 2012
  • PBI CLE course
  • Your First Divorce Case CLE
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gail is professional, courteous and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Pittsburgh Divorce and separation Lawyer Gail Caryn Calderwood
Gail Caryn Calderwood
Divorce and separation Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 24 years