HomeKerri Lee Cappella

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The Pennsylvania State University
Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

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.

Attorney Cappella was honored by being named as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, with its mission “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” Ms. Cappella is also a member of the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in Family Law. Ms. Cappella 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. Ms. Cappella co-authored Slicing up the Pie: Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania, in its 2009, 2012, and 2016 editions.

Professional Associations

  • 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 & Certifications

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, Family Law
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania, 2012
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best in PA 2017- Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2009 – Present
  • Pittsburgh Top 50 Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America 2011 – Present
  • Certified Mediator