Bunde, Gillotti, Mulroy & Shultz, P.C. (BGMS) lawyers Robb D. Bunde, Chris F. Gillotti and Sophia P. Paul are now fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. With 1,600 fellows in the U.S., the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers provides leadership in the practice of family law.
A founding shareholder of the firm, Mr. Bunde concentrates his practice in areas such as equitable distribution, alimony, child support, paternity, custody and pre-nuptial agreements.
Mr. Gillotti, a founding member of BGMS, has more than 50 years of experience devoted to family law matters and expertise in the areas of child custody, divorce, equitable division of property and prenuptial agreements.
Ms. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in matrimonial law, and served as former counsel to the domestic relations procedural rules committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, where she was actively involved in extensive revisions to the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines.
Julian E. Gray, founder and principal of Julian Gray Associates, was elected to the board of directors for Veterans Breakfast Club. Mr. Gray concentrates his practice in the area of elder law and special-needs planning, with related emphasis on veterans benefits.
Pepper Hamilton LLP said Ann B. Graff was elected to partner. She is member of the firm's construction practice group, concentrating in commercial litigation and construction-related claims. Ms. Graff is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce.
MaryDiane Mulvihill was named Of Counsel for Rodella Law. Previously, she served as in-house legal counsel for a Pittsburgh real estate development company.
The Law Alumni Association of Duquesne University nominated attorney Joseph P. Covelli of Covelli Law Offices to the board of governors for a second three-year term. Mr. Covelli has been a member of the board since his initial appointment in 2010. He earned his J.D. from Duquesne University in 1980.
Peacock Keller said Timothy Relich joined as an associate. Mr. Relich concentrates his practice on medical malpractice and insurance defense litigation. Previously, Mr. Relich worked as a clerk for Washington County Common Pleas Judge Janet Moschetta Bell. He earned his J.D. from Duquesne University.
Peacock Keller is expanding its civil litigation group with the addition of a new associate, Anthony Fitzpatrick. Mr. Fitzpatrick will concentrate his practice in litigation matters, including employment discrimination and insurance defense. Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked for a land management company in Canonsburg, where he provided abstracting and title services. He also received his law degree from Duquesne University.
Lawrence R. Chaban, of counsel to AlpernSchubert, P.C., was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. Fellowships are by invitation only to workers' compensation practitioners of 20 or more years in the field.legalnews
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