Charles J. Avalli

Phone: 412-261-9900
Fax: 412-261-7100
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Charles J. Avalli is a Shareholder with Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. since 1999.  He is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a 1981 graduate of its School of Law.  Prior to joining Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., he was a Shareholder at two other law firms and was managing Shareholder of one of them.  Upon law school graduation, he worked for an international public accounting firm in its tax department.

Chas practices in both Family Law as well as Estates and Trusts.  In the Family Law area, he focuses on high-net-worth cases working on income determinations and closely held business valuations.  In the Estate and Trust area, he does planning and estate administration.  Also, he does a great deal of Orphans’ Court litigation in the areas of Will contests, surcharge and removal of Executors and Trustees and contested guardianships.

More About Chas

At this point in my life, my kids are grown, and the grandchildren are coming along.  Besides spoiling them, I keep saying I am going to improve my golf game but that hasn’t yet happened.  I love Pitt basketball and attend as many games as I can.

Associations & Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Disciplinary Board – Hearing Member (2004-2010 and 2018-present)
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules Committee (2014-2019) and Vice Chair (2018-2019)

Awards, Honors, & Publications

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Estate and Trust Litigation, Family Law and Estate Planning and Probate (2011-2015 and 2018-2023)
  • Best Lawyers - Family Law, Litigation–Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates (2007-present)
  • Recognized as tallest attorney at Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. (1999-present)

Courts Admitted

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law