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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Trusts: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Litigation: 10%



Hourly ($315-330/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph M. Masiuk

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. I am a big fan of Ms. Stewart's answers to the questions posted on AVVO. Her answers repeatedly demonstrate competence leavened with compassion, a combination rarely found but most assuredly welcomed in this age.


    Joseph Masiuk Estate planning Attorney
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  • Steven M Zelinger

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Stewart regularly shows not only her legal acumen and knowledge but also illustrates her understanding of practical concerns in the legal process. She gives very detailed answers to questions on AVVO that repeatedly illustrate a deep understanding of the law.


    Steven Zelinger Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

401 Liberty Ave Fl 22.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222-1005


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers 2016 - Elder LawBest Lawyers in America2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pro Bono Service AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2011
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Louis J. Goffman AwardPennsylvania Bar Foundation2011
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Making A Difference AwardPittsburgh AIDS Taskforce2009
Pro Bono AwardAllegheny County Bar Association2009
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono AwardAllegheny County Bar Association2004
Graduated with High HonorsCarlow College1978
Delta Epsilon Sigma Academic Honor SocietyCarlow College1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorHouston Harbaugh, P.C.2000 - Present
AssociateRothman Gordon1998 - 2000
AssociateSchneider Downs1997 - 1998
Assistant Vice PresidentNational City Bank (now PNC Bank)1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Allegheny County Probate & Trust CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Passavant Hospital FoundationBoard Member2016 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association Women in the Law DivisionMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeChairman2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Minor child’s interests not recognized by TrusteeA new Trustee was appointed by the court, the child’s interests were completely restored and his attorneys’ fees were paid from the share of the defendant Trustee.
Husband’s nephew takes advantage of surviving spouse.Litigation was commenced making allegations of fraud, conversion, and undue influence. Ultimately, a favorable monetary settlement was reached and substantial funds were reimbursed to the wife.
Defense of Will before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.The great-niece prevailed at the trial court level, the Superior Court level and the Supreme Court level. The great-niece also prevailed when the appellant niece requested reconsideration at the Supreme Court level and was denied.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Houston Harbaugh NewsAre You Your Mother's Keeper?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Carlow CollegePsychology/Certified Elementary EducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1978