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 - 2018
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.

She assists clients in planning, negotiating, and drafting prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, adoptions, separation agreements, support and custody arrangements, divorce, equitable distribution, and marital settlement agreements.  Similarly, she assists family businesses in identifying and resolving the complex issues that arise in forming, growing, and dissolving businesses involving multiple family members.

Mary is committed to resolving differences without litigation wherever possible and has been appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Collaborative Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association (“ACBA”) and Vice Chair of the ACBA's ADR Committee.  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 concentrated her studies on behavioral economics and decisionmaking and 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

Family Law (50%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)

Family Law (50%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Mary McKinney Flaherty

Admitted: 2005, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.fgbmp.com/Attorneys/Mary-M-Flaherty.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • ACBA Women in the Law Division Council, elected to three-year term, 2018
  • ACBA Judiciary Committee, elected to three-year term , 2018
  • Appellate Advocacy Clinic with Judge Abner Mikva, University of Chicago Law School
  • Research Assistant to Professor Cass R. Sunstein, Chicago Judges Project, University of Chicago Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy - Spring Hat Luncheon, Co-Chair (current)
  • Women's Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art - Member (current)
  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Project - Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project, Volunteer (current)
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Member (current)
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association PFA Project - Volunteer (current)
  • Shady Side Academy Alumni Council - Member (current)
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Strategic Planning Committee, Co-Chair (current)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Articles Editor and Production Editor
  • Teaching Assistant, Law and Politics: United States Courts as Political Institutions, The University of Chicago, 2004 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Writing in the Legal Professions, University of Pittsburgh, 2006 - 2007

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
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: 6/22/2018

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