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For the past 30 years my practice has been geared toward family and consumer law. I represent men and women from all walks of life who need assistance with their finances or with family law issues, combining my legal knowedge with real-world solutions for their problems. In my spare time I volunteer at the local library and write book reviews for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 25%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Child Support: 15%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Mediation: 5%
    3 years, 2 cases



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  • Dai Rosenblum

    I referred a personal friend of mine to Sue on a support matter. My friend is an artist who doesn't "get" legal matters and is somewhat intimidated by them. Sue explained things in a way that she could understand, guided her through the entire litigation process, and obtained an excellent result. I recommend Sue without reservation to anyone needing a Family Law or a Bankruptcy attorney.


    Dai Rosenblum Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

429 4th Ave Ste 2100
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-1506

Mowry Building

90 Clairton Boulevard 2nd floor
Pleasant Hills, PA, 15236



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySusan J. Pearlstein1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mediation Council of W. PAN/A2015 - Present
Bankruptcy American Inn of CourtMaster2010 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody: Not Always a Done DealFrom visits to shared!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pittsburgh Post GazetteIn the Land of Armadillos2016
Pittsburgh Post GazetteIlluminae2016
Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe Last Boy and Girl in the World2016
Pittsburgh Post GazetteThe Secret Chord2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978