Robert D. Weinberg

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Phone: 412-261-9900
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Robert D. Weinberg is an Associate at Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C. He has practiced all aspects of family law since 2005 when he completed a clerkship with a judge in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. after graduating with honor from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. Mr. Weinberg completed his undergraduate education with honor at the University of Virginia. 

After clerking, Mr. Weinberg practiced with a boutique family law firm in Chevy Chase, Maryland from 2005 through April 2015, when he moved to Pittsburgh with his wife who took a position as a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

Mr. Weinberg joined the firm in May 2016. 

Mr. Weinberg enjoys assisting clients in all facets of family law (and other facets of the law). As a result of his efforts, Mr. Weinberg has been routinely recognized as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine and by Best Lawyers in America.

Throughout his career, Mr. Weinberg has had the opportunity to work on cases involving the highest level of complexity. Included in this experience are multi-day hearings and trials dealing with the valuation of business, complicated asset distribution, tax matters, and protracted discovery disputes. Likewise, Mr. Weinberg has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms ranging from Washington, D.C. to Washington, Pennsylvania, pursuing beneficial outcomes for his clients.

Over and above this experience, Mr. Weinberg’s passion is to work to protect children. A parent himself, Mr. Weinberg prioritizes the needs of children as families navigate the difficulties of separating. He has litigated countless custody cases in and out of Pennsylvania; his focus is always to do right by children, even when that pursuit may require his clients to hear and accept difficult advice. 

Ultimately, Mr. Weinberg is focused on being aggressively reasonable. Some clients may prefer a “bulldog”; Mr. Weinberg’s calm demeanor may initially come across as failing to meet this expectation. However, Mr. Weinberg works with clients to help them understand that the best result may not be achieved by simple litigiousness or scorched earth tactics, which typically only benefit the lawyers; however, Mr. Weinberg will aggressively defend an outcome that is ultimately the right thing to do, including litigating the matter to the conclusion.

Along with focusing on reasonable outcomes, Mr. Weinberg brings a problem-solving approach to every case. Often it is relatively easy to see the ultimate outcome of a case; the only impediment is the understandable emotion and hurt that a client may feel as a relationship ends. While being empathic to these feelings, Mr. Weinberg works diligently to help clients see past this fog toward a clear, efficient, and even sometimes amicable resolution to their cases. 

Mr. Weinberg always reminds his clients that every dollar they don’t pay him they get to save, often for their children, or possibly for that expensive bottle of wine for when the divorce decree comes through. 

Mr. Weinberg is trained in collaborative law, in multiple forms of dispute resolution, and in methods to promote children’s best interests in custody matters. He brings all of these experiences to every interaction with his clients; he approaches each case with a collaborative philosophy supported by hundreds of hours of experience in courtrooms in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

 


More About Robert

I live in Sewickley with my wife and three children who constitute my principal avocation: being a dad. 

When I am not working or parenting, I enjoy reading “really long and boring” books (according to my children), especially about aviation, Cold War history, and detailed biographies. I have also “enjoyed” running several half marathons which I have balanced by staying up-to-date on the burgeoning Pittsburgh brewery scene.  

Associations & Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association/ Family Law Section
  • Allegheny County Bar Association/ Family Law Section
  • Family Law Section Councilmember, Allegheny County Bar Association, May 2021-present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association/ Family Law Section
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Zoning Board Member, Edgeworth Borough, August 2018-present 
  • Inspector of Elections, Edgeworth Borough, November 2017-present

Awards, Honors, & Publications

  • Preparing Clients to Work with Mental Health Professionals in Custody Cases, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer Vol. 43, Issue 1 (Spring 2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America; Best Lawyers magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers magazine (Maryland and Washington D.C.): 2016 and 2017 (included as a Rising Star from 2013 through 2016)
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers magazine (Pennsylvania): 2019, 2020, and 2021

Courts Admitted

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD
  • University of Virginia, BA