Carla Schiff Donnelly
Carla Schiff Donnelly has been practicing family law for more than 20 years. An experienced Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney, she joined Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. in 2013, and was named a Principal of the firm in 2016. She focuses her practice on divorce litigation, with an emphasis on high-asset divorce issues. Ms. Donnelly also specializes in preparing and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and is trained in Collaborative Law, Mediation, and Parent Coordination.
Ms. Donnelly is committed to protecting children in custody cases and has been appointed by family court judges to serves as a guardian ad litem. She also concentrates her practice on and complex custody cases, including interstate and Hague Convention custody cases. She is a participant in the Children’s Issues Sub-Committee of the Family Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Children’s Rights Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
Ms. Donnelly approaches family law cases with a win-win mindset. She has represented clients in more than 100 mediations. When an amicable resolution is not possible, however, she is an experienced and skilled litigator. Ms. Donnelly prides herself on being caring, creative, thorough and tenacious.
Ms. Donnelly is a certified mediator and can serve as the neutral to assist parties in reaching a win-win solution. Ms. Donnelly meets with clients at our Downtown Pittsburgh and Wexford Offices.
Ms. Donnelly handles cases in Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Beaver, Westmoreland, Washington and other surrounding Counties.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Donnelly practiced family law for more than 12 years at Stern and Edlin, P.C., a leading domestic relations firm in Atlanta, Georgia. She served on the board of the Visions Anew Institute, a nonprofit organization in the Atlanta area whose mission is to assist individuals through the divorce process with information, integrity, and dignity.
Ms. Donnelly resides in Franklin Park with her husband, daughter and rescue dog. She loves being a soccer mom.