Mary McKinney Flaherty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C.
 | Gulf Tower 33rd Floor, 707 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-471-5922
Fax: 412-471-7351
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mary McKinney Flaherty is an attorney and mediator with Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C.   She concentrates her practice on the formation, dissolution, and growth of families and family businesses.

Mary is committed to resolving differences without litigation wherever possible and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) and Vice Chair of the ACBA's ADR Committee.  She is also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania (MCWP) and the Executive Committee of the Collaborative LAw Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania ("CLASP").  In 2018, she was elected to serve a three-year term on the ACBA Judiciary Committee and the ACBA Women in the Law Division Council and is a co-Chair of the ACBA Women in the Law Division’s Pathways to the Bench Committee.  

She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she was an editor of the 2004 University of Chicago Legal Forum: The Public and Private Faces of Family Law.  She is also a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University, magna cum laude.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Family Law
  • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Mary McKinney Flaherty

Admitted: 2005, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • selected to 2018 cohort, ACBA Women's Institute for Leadership in Law, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trained in Collaborative Process - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Trained in Mediation - Association for Conflict Resolution Academy of Family Mediators  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, Collaborative Law Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2016
  • Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Women in the Profession Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • ACBA Women in the Law Division Council, elected to three-year term, 2018
  • Family Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • LGBT Rights Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2007
  • ACBA Judiciary Committee, elected to three-year term , 2018
  • Matrimonial Inns of Court, Pittsburgh Chapter
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • GLBT Rights Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • Co-Chair, Pathways to the Bench Committee, Allegheny County Bar Association, Women in the Law Division, 2017
  • Executive Committee, Collaborative Law Association of Western Pennsylvania (“CLASP”), 2016
  • Baord of Directors, Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association PFA Project - Volunteer (since 2015), 2018
  • Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art - Member (joined 2016), 2018
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy - Current Co-Chair Spring Hat Luncheon (Vice-chair 2011-2017), 2018
  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Project - Volunteer, Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project (since 2015), 2018
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Co-Chair Strategic Planning Committee (joined Board in 2014), 2018
  • Shady Side Academy Alumni Council - Member (current)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Articles Editor and Production Editor
  • PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Case Law Update, Panelist, 2018
  • ACBA Federal Judges Panel Discussion on the Federal Appointment Process , Moderator, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Writing in the Legal Professions, University of Pittsburgh, 2006 - 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, Law and Politics: United States Courts as Political Institutions, The University of Chicago, 2004 - 2005

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University, magna cum laude, A.B. majors in History and English, Honors: Departmental Honors in History and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, 2002
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Office Location for Mary McKinney Flaherty

Gulf Tower 33rd Floor
707 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5922

Fax: 412-471-7351

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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