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Rebecca Anne Myers

also known as Rebecca A. Myers

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I have had an interest in helping families and individuals navigate the difficult issues of separation, divorce, support and custody since long before I began practicing family law. Perhaps it is my background in psychology or some of my volunteer efforts, but I have always seen the importance of family law practitioners being sensitive to the needs of their clients, through what will most likely be a very difficult chapter in their lives.


 


 I have found in the more than a decade I have been practicing family law, that litigation, and the adversarial process, is not for everyone. In an effort to meet the needs of my clients, I completed a mediation training approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution, focused specifically on  Family Conflict mediation. 


 


In family law mediation, instead of going to Court and relying upon the rulings of a Judge or Hearing Officer, the parties jointly retain a mediator, who assists them in working towards a solution to their domestic relations matters. 


 


I am also a certified collaborative attorney capable of assisting clients through the collaborative process and I am a member of CLASP and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


 


In the collaborative process, the parties agree from the beginning that they won’t go to Court. Rather, the parties' collaboratively trained attorneys  work with trained mental health professionals,  financial planners and other skilled experts who assist the parties to facilitate an amicable resolution of their issues. While not for everyone, for the right individuals, mediation or collaborative law can be a faster and more cost effective means of resolving their personal matters, assuming that they are committed to working towards a solution.  


 


Regardless of whether my client wishes to pursue litigation, mediation, or collaboration I strive to be sensitive to their needs and attentive to their requests. I believe that my role as an attorney is to bring a level of transparency to the legal system. My clients should not only know what is going on in their case, but should be comfortable that they understand what each step is and what that means in real world terms. 


 


If you are looking for that type of representation, please feel free to contact me.​

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 26%
  2. Child Custody: 25%
  3. Child Support: 24%
  4. Prenuptials: 15%
  5. Mediation: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-250/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • David Aaron Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Rececca from 2005-2010. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of family law litigation. More recently, I have been associated with Rebecca in a local collaborative practice group. She is very committed to gaining more experience and education in use of the collaborative practice method to resolve family law cases. David Miller

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    David Miller Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Heather Trostle Smith

    Rebecca is results oriented in her approach to cases, but understands well the emotional demands each matter places on her clients. That combination is invaluable.

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    Heather Smith Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gentile Horoho & Avalli Pc
310 Grant St Ste 1000
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200404/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Award for Excellence in the Area of Family LawAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers2004
Award of Excellence in Business OrganizationsCALI2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalGentile, Horoho & Avalli2016 - Present
Head of Collaborative Law DepartmentGentile Horoho & Avalli2015 - Present
AttorneyGentile Horoho & Avalli, P.C.2005 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
CLASPChair of Membership Committee2015 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Matrimonial American Inn of CourtMember2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
High net worth divorcevery favorable settlement
Father's custodyequally shared custody
Name changeName change achieved
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesYou Don't have to FIght - Alternative Resolutions in Family Law2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PittsburghLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of PittsburghWomens StudiesMaster's Certificate2004
University of Pittsburgh School of LawPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
University of PittsburghWomens StudiesBachlors Certificate2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meeting- Inns of COurtPension Benefits2006