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Abby De Blassio

Family Attorney at Greensburg, PA

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Abby DeBlassio

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Abby

Learn Abby’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

  2. Child custody
    20%

  3. Child support
    20%

  4. Divorce and separation
    20%

  5. Family
    20%
    Divorce, property settlements, alimony, child and spousal support, child custody, protection from abuse, pre-nuptial agreements, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, mediation, collaborative law

    30 years

Abby De Blassio practices family law, in both litigation and collaborative law cases. She has a reputation of being an efficient and prepared advocate for her clients, and is known for her diligence and attention to detail. Abby is highly successful in resolving difficult matters amicably, in a way that minimizes hostility and the emotional casualties that traditionally plague this area of practice, and in a manner that protects the best interest of children, and promotes peace between the parties. She is adept at handling complex divorce litigation, particularly high asset cases and cases involving businesses, pensions and qualified domestic relations orders. She is also a trained mediator, and periodically serves as a court-appointed divorce master in Westmoreland County.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, New York, Abby earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultral Economics/Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University, in 1988. She then managed restaurants in Newport Beach, California, and received her Juris Doctor Degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1993. Abby has been practicing law in Greensburg, Pennsylvania since her admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1993. She is the past Chair of the Westmoreland Bar Association Family Law Committee, and has served as a lecturer for Continuing Legal Education classes at the Westmoreland County Bar Association. She has been a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region, and is a mom, an avid hiker, animal lover, decorator, and cook.

Location

Law Office of Abby De Blassio
245 Humphrey Rd., Bldg. 3, Suite 1
Greensburg, PA, 15601

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Chris | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and empathetic
Attorney Abby De Blassio and her team were supportive and professional throughout my divorce process. They kept in touch, answered questions promptly and took a very positive, low-drama approach to handling the proceedings. All interactions were virtual because of the pandemic, but I nevertheless felt that Abby took a warm personal interest in achieving the best possible outcome for me. I highly recommend this practice to anyone who needs an efficient, professional and empathetic divorce attorney.
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Posted by Melanie | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, efficient and accessible
My experience with Abby was a positive one. She and Julie handled my divorce seamlessly. She always returned my calls in a timely manner and had answers to all my questions. She advised me on planning for my mortgage refinance and was able to settle the case without going to court. I sincerely appreciate the level of service that was provided. I was recommended to Abby by a fellow attorney when I asked about Divorce attorneys in Greensburg. I am extremely satisfied with the handling of my case. I would definitely recommend Abby and her staff for domestic matters. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professionalism
Attorney DeBlassio handled our divorce. Her fees were reasonable and her professionalism was outstanding. She advised us and responded to us in a timely manner. I highly reccomend her for an uncontested divorce.
Posted by melanie | February 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Outstanding! Abby is very knowledgeable, caring, professional, trusting, thorough, time efficient, and the list goes on and on. When going through a difficult situation, such as a separation/divorce, you want to make sure you have someone who "has your best interest"...this is Abby! I would highly recommend Abby to represent anyone going through this situation.
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Posted by Michael | April 22, 2016
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Fantastic
I had fear of dealing with a divorce, but abby made it painless and gave me great guidance. Very close attention to detail, and clear timely communications. I wish all my attorney experiences were this wonderful. Top notch! Highly recommend!
Posted by Amy | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney!
Abby is an amazing attorney! I have used her for legal counsel since I got divorced in 2007. She really listens to her client and goes above and beyond to make sure she represents you in the best way possible! She also understands custody cases dealing with special needs childern. She has guided me every step of the way and I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Monica | January 6, 2016
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Wonderful experience!
As someone who has been battling in custody court for 7 years now, I highly recommend hiring Abby. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. Abby understood my case and strongly advocated for me. She came through for me in ways my former two lawyers did not. I wish I would have hired her in the first place!
Posted by Julie | July 2, 2015
Highly Recommend Attorney De Blassio
Never thought I would be going through a divorce, but so thankful I had Abby to make sure everything was handled properly. She was quick to take care of all the details and was very professional and caring. She discussed my situation with me so that I knew exactly what to expect and offered much needed support, advice and direction to help guide me toward a brighter future. Hands down, a wonderful person and attorney – highly recommend.
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Posted by jackie | June 5, 2015
great lawyer
I was getting a divorce and had gave money up front to a lawyer who did nothing for my, I was then given Abby name and was so happy I had found her, She went into everything what to expect and always on top. Explain everything to me all the way through , She very good, I highly recommend her, She get the job,
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Posted by Linda | April 24, 2015
Exceeds Expectations!
Abby De Blassio did an outstanding job for me as my divorce attorney. My case was very complicated and required an attorney with an unsurpassed knowledge of the Pennsylvania divorce laws. She worked very hard for me, even on the weekends and on her time away. I was always informed immediately of any new development by both email and phone. She was always extremely professional and did not back down against "the guys" so to speak. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an experienced divorce attorney!
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Posted by Matt | April 20, 2015
Headache Divorce
I met with 4 attornies prior to meeting Abby. Divorce was new for me and wanted to make sure I chose the right one. I am glad I chose Abby. She is extremely knowledgeable in Family Law matters. Besides her knowledge I was very impressed on how honest she was. I talked to attornies that promised me the world and that is sometimes great to hear, but in a realistic world you have to learn to have some give and take in divorce matters and Abby will tell you exactly how you stand on matters even if it's not what you want to hear at times. I really appreciated her honesty so I wasn't set up for failure down the road. She will definitely fight for what her clients deem most valuable to them. My case was pretty cut and dry from a divorce standpoint, but I had a young child involved. Being a father, my number one priority was my son and to have equal custody. Abby made sure that happened! She was also very skillfull at conflict resolutions as my ex-wife and I were not on pleasant terms in the beginning, but Abby stepped in and spoke with the other attorney working out a fair and balanced plan until we had our custody meeting. If you are currently where I was at and not sure what attorney to consult with I would definitely give her office a call. I must have spent 2 months researching attornies and trying to read all the reviews, but I am grateful that I choose Abby and you will be to!
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Posted by Eric | April 15, 2015
Incredibly efficient, professional and detail oriented attorney,
Abby was the best attorney I could have found to handle my divorce/custody case. I own my own business, have 5 children, a home and other financial factors that had to be settled in this case. Abby was able to take all the issues and negotiate out a deal that saved a huge amount of time and money and ease the emotional stresses that come along with these cases. Her meticulous, detail oriented approach kept everything in order. Her level of professionalism is outstanding. The one factor that separated her from the other attorney's I spoke with is her knowledge in the legal community and the professional contacts she has within the legal community. Every time we stumbled upon another roadblock from the opposing attorney, if she did not know the answer, she knew another professional to consult and resolve the issue. She saved me so much time and money and settled the case through negotiation as opposed to litigation. Abby was the absolute best attorney I ever had!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
A superb family law attorney
Abby is an outstanding attorney. I found her to be very knowledgeable, professional, and a good negotiator. She did a great job of limiting my financial losses and protecting my child custody and visitation rights from a greedy ex-spouse. Abby takes a very thoughtful approach and works towards a fair and balanced solution.....but she can also be a tough and skillful litigator too. I absolutely recommend her.
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Posted by lori | August 15, 2010
Amazing
My husband and I found ourselves in a situation that required immediate action. We were immensely lucky when we were referred to Abby. She swung into action as soon as we told her of our situation and accomplished in 6 days what other lawyers had said would take at least 6 weeks. She was decisive, determined, persist, and resourceful. She gave me hope in a seemingly overwhelming situation and saved my husband's livelihood and our way of life
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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I retained Abby DeBlassio to represent me in a PFA and Divorce proceeding. I was completely dissatisfied with the her representation. I found her to be unsympathetic and at times condescending. I provided her with all of my financial information as requested to determine my portion of the marital estate. She gave all of my financial information to my spouse's attorney; however, we did not get all of his financial information in return. As a result, I never was given any substantive information as to even an approximate value of my portion of the marital estate. When asked about my portion of the marital estate, she told me she could not provide a figure because she does not have an accurate picture of my spouses's financials. To add insult to injury, i explained to her that I was looking for a home and I quote she said, "You should buy my home but you probably couldn't afford". I have paid her nearly $5,000 to represent me in my PFA and divorce proceedings and she just requested an additional $1,600.00 for a retainer. Nothing substantive has occurred in relation to resolving divorce proceeding. Her firm consists of her and her paralegal. I have been told numerous times that either her or her paralegal are not available because of vacation or personal matters. Friday afternoons and the weekends not likely to get any response to a query. My experience was not positive or favorable. I ended the professional relationship when she told me that she is not an attorney that is available 24/7/365 a year. I simply wanted an attorney that was available during Monday - Friday at least 9-5. That certainly was NOT my experience.
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Response from Abby De Blassio June 2, 2017
We are sorry you had a negative experience with our firm. Client satisfaction is our number one priority. We advise our clients of their opportunities to identify marital assets by way of informal and formal discovery, the time frames applicable to the legal process, and the opportunities to resolve their case by way of litigation, amicable negotiation, and the available alternative dispute resolution processes. We also advise our clients of the time anticipated to conclude their case, and the legal costs associated with the various methods of dispute resolution. This allows our clients to make educated choices as to their case strategy. We also advise clients of our office hours, and make ourselves available after regular hours to address urgent concerns. To the extent that you feel that this did not occur in your case, we encourage you to contact us directly to resolve any areas of dissatisfaction.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Office of Abby De Blassio
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fisher, Long & Rigone
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Richard E. McCormick, Jr.
  • Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Cornell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Litigation over school district
  • Successful

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Westmoreland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Mediation Council of Western Pennsylavnia
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Co-chair-Family Law Committee--committee of the year
  • Westmoreland Bar Association
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000

Publications

  • The Sidebar (Westmoreland Bar Association)
  • Collaborative Law Takes Root In Westmoreland County
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Representing Educators in Divorce: Preparing Domestic Relations Orders Under PSERS
  • 2018
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Using Collaborative Law and Mediation Skills to Achieve Successful Outcomes in Family Law Cases
  • 2016
  • Divorce workshop
  • What Men & Women Need to Know About Divorce
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Hot Tips In Family Law--Military Issues
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, 2007 Fall Retreat
  • Lifecycle of a Small and Solo Law Firm and Business
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Protecting Clients from Identity Theft-Privacy Task Force
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education Program
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Masters' Hearings and Custody Conciliation Conferences
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (19)
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Family Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Abby is a dedicated professional, well known as the preeminent Family Law attorney in Greensburg. I have had cases against her, and thereafter have referred many cases to her. I could not recommend her more highly."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Abby is a very thorough attorney, and she is always prepared to get the best result for her clients. She is a tough advocate. I endorse her with no reservations."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Abby. She is an aggressive advocate and at the same time is able to settle cases with favorable outcomes to her clients without extensive litigation. Very knowledgeable regarding the law and very well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly and without reservation. She is the consummate professional. It has been an honor to Collaboratively resolve a very complex divorce case with her."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney De Blassio for over 10 years. During that time, we have both handled a number of cases as opposing counsel. Attorney De Blassio is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled attorney. She is also a very professional individual who has a passion for representing her clients effectively. I highly recommend Attorney De Blassio."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Abby advocates for her clients very effectively while taking a practical approach that avoids unnecessary conflict and litigation. I would recommend clients to her."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney De Blassio possesses the knowledge, skills and experience to handle the most difficult of family law cases. I endorse her, whole heartedly."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney De Blassio is highly skilled and experienced in the various areas of family law. She provides her clients with sound and well reasoned advice and she is determined to reach the best possible outcome in all of the cases that she handles. I have referred individuals in the Greensburg area to her for many years and all have been very satisfied with the quality of her services. I am pleased to endorse Attorney De Blassio."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Abby is an excellent family law attorney. She is an excellent lawyer and she has a reputation for being one of the best family law attorneys in the Greensburg area and the region as a whole. Abby is a passionate advocate for her clients and she also understands and cares for the needs of her clients, while achieving highly successful results."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Abby DeBlassio. Ms. DeBlassio is compassionate with her clients and possesses a keen understanding of their needs and the laws and principles that affect them. I have referred clients to Abby, and she has graciously undertaken their representation with skill and competence."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abby's dedication to her clients and her vast legal knowledge are amoung the reasons that I consider her the best divorce attorney in Westmoreland County"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Abby is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to her clients and the legal profession."
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