Kerri Lee Cappella

Phone: 412-261-9900
Fax: 412-261-7100
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Ms. Cappella has engaged in the practice of Family Law for over 25 years with a concentration in complex, high net worth marital estates. Ms. Cappella is recognized among her clients and peers as a skilled litigator and negotiator. In 2015, Ms. Cappella became a certified mediator and seeks to apply her knowledge and experience in Family Law to assist divorcing and separating parties toward forward thinking, mediated resolutions to their most personal of disputes.

Ms. Cappella became a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 2009 and currently serves as the Vice President of AAML Pennsylvania Chapter In 2021, Super Lawyers ® selected Ms. Cappella as one of the “Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh” and has been listed in Best Lawyers® for a decade.  She has been active in the American, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Sections, taking a number of elected and appointed leadership roles and faculty speaking positions. She also co-authored Slicing up the Pie: Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania, in its 2009, 2012, and 2016 editions.

More About Kerri

I am a life-long Pittsburgh resident, interrupted by brief stints in Happy Valley and West London. When I’m not at the office, I’m usually hiking with friends in one of the regional parks, practicing yoga, or catching up with our young adult sons. On Steelers Sundays, you can find me and my husband, Mike at Heinz Field.

Associations & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Co-Chair, Program Committee
    • Member, Program Committee
  • Co-Author, “Slicing Up the Pie: Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania,” 2009, 2012, 2016 Editions
  • Frequent lecturer, Family Law, Ethics, Technology, Appellate Practice
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section, Council and Nominating Committees
    • Judiciary Committee
    • Board of Governors
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Allegheny County Matrimonial Inns of Court, CCLXXII, Charter Member
  • Junior League of Pittsburgh, Sustaining Member

Awards, Honors, & Publications

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President Pennsylvania Chapter 2023-2024
  • Member, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, Family Law 2014-2019
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania,  2012, 2023
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, 2019, 2022, 2023
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009 – Present
  • Best Lawyers in America 2011 – Present
  • Certified Mediator

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


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • The Pennsylvania State University