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
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mary McKinney Flaherty is an attorney with Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. practicing primarily in the area of family law.  She represents clients with a wide range of legal needs, including divorce, equitable distribution, support, adoption, prenuptial agreements, child custody, and protection from abuse orders (PFAs).  

Prior to focusing her career on family law, Ms. McKinney Flaherty gained extensive legal experience with businesses small and large, working both in-house with the family office of a closely-held real estate company and as an attorney in the corporate litigation departments of two global law firms.  From 2005 to 2007, she served as law clerk to the late Judge Joseph F. Weis, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Ms. McKinney Flaherty is Vice Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Collaborative Law Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Collaborative Law Association of Western Pennsylvania ("CLASP"). She is also a fellow of Allegheny County Bar Foundation, co-Chair of the Pathways to the Bench Committee of the ACBA Women in the Law Division, and co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Family Law Section. She maintains an active pro bono practice, serving as a regular volunteer for both the Neighborhood Legal Services Association PFA Project and the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Project - Custody Concilaitions Pro Bono Project.

She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an articles editor and the production editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum issue on Family Law, and a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University, magna cum laude.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (80%)
Business/Corporate (10%)
State, Local & Municipal (10%)

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning

State, Local & Municipal (10%)

Focus Areas

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

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning

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: http://www.fgbmp.com/Attorneys/Mary-L-Mckinney.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • 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 and 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

 

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Last Updated: 12/18/2017

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