Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr.

Phone: 412-261-9900
Fax: 412-261-7100
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Mr. Horoho is one of Western Pennsylvania’s preeminent family law attorneys, having been involved in some of this region’s most complex equitable distribution, divorce, and custody cases over the past three decades.

He was recognized by his peers for his divorce and family law practice by being selected by Woodard-White to their 25th Anniversary Edition of the Best Lawyers in America and has been in the Best Lawyers in America since 2007, as well as being named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2004.

Mr. Horoho served 13 years as an adjunct professor on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he taught Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy.  He is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the PBA, and the ACBA on topics of divorce, support, equitable distribution, and custody.

Mr. Horoho’s reputation as a family law advocate and problem-solver have earned him numerous distinguished appointments from the governor of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and several prominent universities and community organizations.

In 2009, he was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille to the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice; a special panel created by Governor Edward Rendell and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to investigate the causes of one of the most extraordinary cases of judicial corruption in state history.  Most recently, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to its Committee on Rules of Evidence to advise and assist the Court in prescribing general rules governing all court proceedings in Pennsylvania.  In addition, he served as President of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2006.

More About Ken

I was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Johnstown High School, where I played on one of the most prolific high school basketball teams (1972-1973) in Johnstown High history.  After graduating high school, I was honored to play for the Saint Francis University Red Flash Basketball Team.  I am in my twelfth year on the Saint Francis Board of Trustees and have been a member of the Duquesne Law School Dean’s Advisory Board since its inception.  I am most proud of my family, my wife, Joan, and my son, Sean, who is a CPA.  In our free time, we like to travel and spend time in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Associations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • President (2006-2007)
    • Board of Governors (2000-2008)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (1991)
    • Vice-Chair, Children’s Rights Committee
    • Member, House of Delegates
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Former Member, Board of Governors 
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (1987)
    • Former Chairperson, Family Law Section

Awards, Honors, & Publications

  • Best Lawyers in America (2007 – Present)
  • Supreme Court Appointment – Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice (August 2009)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004 – Present)
  • 112th President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (2006-2007)
  • Selected as an Honoree of the Irish American Legal 100
  • Recipient of Saint Francis University Bel Cuore Award (September 2010)
  • YMCA Service to Youth Award (1995)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (1989)


  • The Ten Commandments of Prenups, co-authored with Harry J. Gruener, for the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Journal, Special Family Law Edition, March 18, 2016, Vol. 18, No. 6.
  • To Spy or Not to Spy, the Does and Don’ts of Surveillance of a Cheating Spouse, co-authored with Phillip P. DiLucente for the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Journal, Special Family Law Edition, October 25, 2019 Vol. 21, No. 22.
  • Lessons Learned From LuzerneThe Pennsylvania Law Weekly and The Legal Intelligencer, July 2010
  • Romance Meets Financial RealismPittsburgh Business Times, August 2007
  • Ethical Issues in the High-Profile and Celebrity Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting. Williamsburg, Virginia, July 2016
  • To Seal or Not to Seal the Record, Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges Summer Conference, 2016
  • Marriage v. Cohabitation: Weighing the Financial and Benefits Perspective, Pennsylvania Bar Institute/Elder Law Institute, 2016
  • Remarks of PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr., Investiture of Justice James Fitzgerald, III, to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 2007
  • The Changing Face of Leadership – Opening remarks of PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr. at PBA Minority Attorney Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 22, 2007
  • Welcoming Remarks of PBA President, Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr. at First Annual Matthew J. Ryan Public Policy Forum, U.S. Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2007
  • President’s Remarks at Outreach to Children Summit, Harrisburg, PA, May 24, 2007
  • Keynote Address, 2008 Red Mass/Law Day, Saint Francis University, April 25, 2008
  • Remarks of PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute, Pittsburgh, PA, January 15, 2007
  • Custody Relocation – A Detailed Analysis of Trends in Case Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, July 2010
  • Advanced Issues in Child Custody/Relocation Dilemmas, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, 2019
  • Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority and Women Lawyer Business Development Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2020
  • Mistakes, Mishaps and Malpractice:  Ethical Antidotes and Cautionary Tales for the Modern Family Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, July 2020
  • AAML Program, Trials and Tribulations of Witness Examinations, Presentation to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, January 2019
  • Custody Relocation Seminar, Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section, 1991
  • Moderator, Domestic Relations Practice: Family Law; Hard Issues Faced Daily, Pennsylvania Trial Law Association, April 8, 1994
  • Family Law in the 90’s, PBA YLD Winter Meeting, 1993
  • CPA’s Role in Divorce in Pennsylvania, Presentation to the CPAs of Western Pennsylvania Seminar
  • Remarks at the Investiture of David J. Hickton, US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, September 7, 2010
  • Opening Remarks at the 2008 National Forum on Children’s Summit, May 2008
  • Thank You for the Support – President’s Side Bar, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, June 2007
  • Special Edition – Tribute to William S. Schweers, Sr. – PBA Bar News, March 2007
  • Championing an Independent Judiciary – President’s Side Bar, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, February 2007
  • To Promote the Public Trust, The Pennsylvania Law Weekly, November 27, 2006
  • Litigating the Complex Support Case, The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Magazine, January 1989
  • Attorneys Deserve Thanks for Pro Bono Work in Unpopular Matters, Harrisburg Patriot News, February 11, 2007
  • Welcoming Remarks of PBA President at the PBA Diversity Summit, November 29, 2006
  • Welcoming Remarks by Ken Horoho, President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for Special CLE Session on “Operation Safe Surf,” October 2006
  • Leading the Way: To the Polls and Beyond – President’s Side Bar, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, July 2006
  • Professional Athlete Representation – Attorneys Hold the Winning Hand, Duquesne Law School Magazine – Juris, May 1980
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Adjunct Professor – Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy
  • Catalyst for Change: The Implementation of the Recommendations of the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, PBA Midyear Meeting, Key West, FL, February 5, 2010
  • Juvenile Defender Training Program, Harrisburg, PA, November 3, 2010
  • Breathe Out, Breathe In and Move On: Quality of Life, PBA YLD Summer Meeting, Seven Springs, PA, July 30, 2010
  • Anatomy of a Case: Planning for an Equitable Distribution Trial: PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Savannah, GA
  • All in the Family, PBA Young Lawyers Division 2009 Summer Conference, August 2009
  • Dealing With Dirty Tricks in Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December 15, 2008
  • PBA Family Law Section Outreach Program, Cambria County Bar Association, December 5, 2008
  • A Community Forum: Creating Resilient Families, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, August 29, 2008
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements Needed When Romance Meets Financial Realism, Continuing Professional and Continuing Legal Education Association, May 21, 2008
  • When the Gavel Falls, PBA Family Law Section Winter Meeting, January 2008
  • A Dialogue of the Pennsylvania Judiciary, Widener University School of Law, March 7, 2007
  • Course Planner: Family Law Potpourri Program, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 2004
  • Dialogue With The Court & Legislature– Judicial Independence, PBA Midyear Meeting, January 2006
  • Signing Your Life Away, Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Summer Meeting, July 2003
  • Trial of a Custody Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 10, 2002
  • Corporation and Partnership Valuations in Divorce, Allegheny County Family Law Section, 1990
  • How to Effectively Litigate the Family Law Case, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • Nuts and Bolts of a Family Law Case, presented by the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1986

Courts Admitted

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • St. Francis University