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Jill Sinatra has 10 years of experience in several branches of legal practice. A graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, she began her legal career in the Charleston, West Virginia area. She worked for several years as a prosecuting attorney, successfully prosecuting hundreds of felony cases including crimes of violence (murder, attempted murder, felony assault, etc.), and property crimes (burglary, fraud, and counterfeiting). Attorney Sinatra doubled the prosecutor office's conviction rate for domestic battery and assault offenses. Her experience also includes criminal defense, and the effective use of electronic discovery in lawsuits involving large numbers of documents. Today she focuses on criminal defense and Family Law.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 25%
    14 years
  2. Family: 25%
    14 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    14 years



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    James Thornburg Personal injury Attorney
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    Jill is a very talented attorney. She is an excellent advocate for her clients, always working to ensure that their rights are protected and best interests are served.


    Laura Callava General practice Attorney
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Contact info

Lisa M. Vari & Associates, PC

564 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


WVAuthorized to practice law200108/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Trial Advocacy AwardVirginia Trial Lawyers Association2001
1st Place Mock Trial CompetitionWashington and Lee University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Jill Sinatra2013 - Present
AssociateLisa Marie Vari & Associates2014 - 2014
PartnerFuchel & Sinatra2011 - 2013
Legal AnalystCrivella West Inc.2010 - 2011
AssociateRobb Leonard Mulvihill2007 - 2010
AssociateDell Moser Lane & Loughney2006 - 2007
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKanawaha County Prosecuting Attorneys Office2003 - 2006
AssociateKay Casto & Chaney, PLLC2001 - 2003
Legal InternUS Attorneys Office Western District of Virginia2000 - 2001
Law InternHonorable Maureen Lally-Green, Pennsylvania Superior Court1999 - 2000
Legal InternLawrence County District Attorney1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation SectionMember2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Public Service CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
West Virginia Domestic Violence Fatality Review CommitteMember2003 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Williams v. Charleston Area Medical Center, 215 W. Va. 15, 529 S.E.2d 794 (W. Va. 2004).N/A
Slivka v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, 215 W. Va. 109, 594 S.E.2d 616 (W. Va 2004)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Annual Meeting NotebookDefining the Scope of Arbitration Exemptions Under the Federal Arbitration Act: An Analysis of Federal and West Virginia Case Law2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Westminster CollegeEnglish and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Crime and PunishmentPittsburgh Zoo Painted Dogs Case2012
Transvaginal Mesh UpdateElectronic Discovery, Pre-trial Strategies2011
Innovation Practice InstituteAdvances in Electronic Discovery Law2011
2010 AnnualElectronic Discovery2010
West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Continuing Legal EducationJury Selection and Batson v. Kentucky2006
West Virginia State Police AcademyInvestigation Domestic Crimes2005